I try as much as I can to organize them, but it's time consuming and anyway does not solve the problem of searching through this amount of information (especially archived mails). What I'm looking for is an indexing tool that can crawl mapped drives, allows meta data editing and handles various file types for easy search.
In a nutshell, a Picasa for common file types. In the past, I had tried Google desktop search with mixed results, but it has been discontinued.
Are you aware of such a tool, free or not ?
Real computer scientists like having a computer on their desk, else how could they read their mail?