Getting Things Done (GTD) fans may be interested in the latest way to “belt-tighten” in this time of multi-contraction: Declaring E-Mail Bankruptcy.

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Now, if I could just get an e-mail bailout….

How to (according to 43folders):

“1) Collect the email addresses of everyone you haven’t replied to. Paste them into the BCC field of a new message you’ll send to yourself.

2) Write a polite note explaining your predicament. Apologize profusely – … and promise to keep up with your email in the future. Try to sound credible.

3) Ask for a resend of anything particularly pressing, and offer to give such messages special attention.”