Well, I'm now down to a "backlog" of 851 messages. 2 of the 3 mailboxes (4 of the 5 if you count gmail and yahoo) are cleaned up. All the mailing list mail is dealt with. (I might have accidentally deleted a whole bunch of Smofs mail - oops - or not so oops.) I think the 851 messages are all stuff I've seen on gmail and / or yahoo and now "just" need to file.