Unread emails. For some it's just an easy number to ignore but others will feel the need to sort through it all and decide what's archived, deleted, replied to, or just left there for later. The number of apps and services that promise a better way of handling email are proof of this.

With dozens and hundreds of emails piling up in our inbox every day, the idea of having zero unread emails is not an easy goal to attain, and it's even harder to maintain. Today I want to ask you: How many unread emails are in your inbox right now? Do you even care about having a clean inbox? Do you use something in particular -- a desktop client, hosted service, and so on -- to help you deal with email?