Erik hates mail. Whether email or snail mail, both are terrible and it’s a constant struggle for him. Erik likes to keep a clean inbox which means he archives stuff when he doesn’t need to see it anymore but has addressed it. What’s nice about archiving is that he can bring it back up if he ever needs to.
Snail mail is a totally different thing. It lands on your desk and all of a sudden, it’s urgent and requires your attention to get rid of it. But you can only do that if you actually give it some attention and do what needs to be done.