Reports of the death of email seem greatly exaggerated. More’s the pity, we’re entitled to think, when a colleague hits ‘reply all’ to a message we didn’t care about in the first place. Or when we’re sent a really important file that gets buried in an avalanche of new mail.

Email clients are the bane of my work life. The which comes with my MacBook Pro is a horrible clunky mess, Outlook is no better and Sparrow – which I was using until very recently – has become synonymous with crashing my computer, all the while taunting me with the dreaded beach ball of doom.