I have a REALTOR friend that hates her email, and much prefers texting, because she cannot get a handle on the sheer amount of "crap" that comes in, so she avoids it on occasion. She is truly DROWNING in emails! WHAT??? What happens when a client emails, and you don't get back for a couple of days? To me, that is not good business!
Several years ago, I decided on THREE different emails.
One is for business, CURRENT business and unsubscribe or block emails that come in that aren't. (or send a polite email asking for my email address to be changed, depending on the person/company) I get a fair amount of emails that ARE needed, and don't want to hear the dinging all day long for unneeded emails.
One if for my leads on my web site, and do come to my phone, just to be sure a lead doesn't need something right away. If/when they become current clients, I move them to my #1 email.
One is for the rest of the junk that comes in. Builders, title companies, class info, Facebook, AR, LinkedIn, and all the emails that can wait until I get in front of my computer again. Every once in a while I do get emails that I have to move to CURRENT business, like builders. Do not need all the new inventory for each and every development on my phone all day long.
There are days when you look at all 3 emails, and see the amount that came in, and if it all came to the same email address, could you have missed something important? This may not work for everyone, but it does for me. Helps with the managing of emails, and time spent where we need to spend it. My clients love when I respond quickly, and don't want to miss something important!