I never felt like I needed to reply to every email, certainly not after I started getting a lot of email. Even when I got a little email it’s like … It’s like a cold call at home. If someone calls you and you didn’t ask them to call you and they call you and start asking questions … I don’t owe them anything. I don’t even know who you are or what you’re asking about. I don’t owe you any of my time; I didn’t ask for this email to come; It just lands in my inbox. I feel free to ignore it.
I never thought to compare unsolicited emails to cold calls, but they’re very similar. Yet, I quite often feel the need to “be polite” and give them some type of reply.
I spend at least 10 – 15 mintues each day replying to these types of emails.