I answer a multitude of emails at work. Getting better at acknowledging everyone received – even if I can’t answer it.
Because it’s bothersome to not hear back. You don’t know if it’s been lost in the net. Or sent to spam. Or read and inadvertently forgotten. Or read and dismissed. Then moved to trash. Despite requests to please reply to the questions contained there in.
At first, I disliked the automatic responders as impersonal and lazy. Starting to warm up to them.