I'm going to answer my 400 pending emails today. No, really. I promise. it's going to happen. If you haven't heard back from me within 24 hours, it will never happen.
Now, in order to do this, I need to send really short notes. Excuse my curtness and don't reply back unless you really need to follow up, otherwise every email I send will get a response back and I'll end up in the same situation or worse by tomorrow evening.