I have been known, in the past, to answer emails at all times of day, and to respond, sometimes within the hour. Unfortunately, I can no longer be quite so responsive. Being super responsive takes a toll on my ability to get my projects completed.
With that in mind, I’ve cut the number of hours I spend each day responding to emails and other forms of communication down to one. One hour a day is all I have time for. What this means is that I might not respond right away, and unless it’s important, I might not respond at all.
I will read, though. I’ll always read.