Three years ago I answered all my email every day.
Two years ago, I answered all my email within about two days.
Last year I counted myself "caught up" if I answered them within a week, had fewer than ten pending, and cleaned out my mailbox regularly.
Tonight I have 100 emails pending, I've not had fewer than 100 in over a month, and that's working assiduously every single day to keep it at 100 and not 200.
And that's not counting queries, or the stuff for query shark cause those go in separate folders.
This is just regular work: client mail, editor mail, colleague mail. None of its junk, none of its listserv mailing list, none of its anything I could easily throw away.
That's what it looks like here now, at midnight. I don't tell you this to complain, I love my job a lot, and I'm glad to be this busy. I tell you this only so you don't wonder if I'm dead.
For what it's worth.