Email is great, except when there's too much of it. Give Priority Inbox a try -- it can be trained to automatically identify your important messages and separate them out from everything else, so you can focus on what really matters.
Priority Inbox is a new view that splits your inbox into three sections: "Important and unread," "Starred," and "Everything else". Messages are automatically categorized as they arrive in your inbox.
I'm giving it a try to see if Google can help me prioritize my most important messages.
Have you tried Priority Inbox?