This can be a huge deal; having a huge Inbox. I am one of the worst offenders. My Inbox right at this moment is at about 800. Which is actually fine, it's not until you get to 2500 or so that you start to run into problems. E-mail Center takes forever to come up, you can't see downloaded new e-mail, etc.
GoldMine wants us to deal with our Inbox. This happens in one of a few different ways;
1. When Replying to an E-mail, GoldMine automatically files the original in History, alongside your Reply.
2. When Deleting an E-mail, removes the item from the Inbox and puts it into Trash.
3. You can File e-mails manually from the E-mail center itself.
That third option is for all those e-mails that accumulate, you know, the stuff that you wanna keep, but doesn't require a reply. What to do about those?
The easiest way to deal with these is to Fast File them. This gets them out of your Inbox and into the associated Contacts History.
From your Inbox, right click on a single e-mail and select Fast File. It's just that easy. It's gone into History. You can also multiply select a range of e-mails using the SHIFT key, or add single e-mail to the list with a CTRL click. I highly recommend that if you cleaning out a bunch, do it in 100 record chunks. That way, your GoldMine isn't totally tied up.
You'll notice a snappier E-mail Center all around if you keep up with your Inbox from time to time.