This obviously depends on how “email culture” is for your workplace and/or job, but I have found that not only does my email not need to be dealt with urgently, even worse, when I do respond to it urgently, it often leads to more emails which aren’t necessarily needed either.
Plus, if you train people that you respond to email immediately, guess what they come to expect?
I’ve started using a feature in MailMate where I can set a delay for sending my reply and sending most at least an hour later. That way I can “send” it now but not get into a back-and-forth.
I’ve got that on my phone - no notifications and no badge. My iPad has a badge but my Mac does give me notifications. I think that perhaps your plan isn’t a bad idea for the Mac as well. In fairness, I close email when I’m trying to focus on something else (or work offline with the email).
Unfortunately, I’m the main point of contact for specific items at my University and email is the usual method of contact for me, so I have to be using it. However, I don’t have to respond immediately. When I was a consultant, my firm had a 48 hour target for responding to emails, so I try to follow that still.
Well when I move to another folder, I also mark the email as read, so they’re deleted to all intents and purposes!
Given JIRA has tickets referred to in the subject, you can use the project ID to filter different types of tickets too. For example my team’s JIRA tickets are always is ABC-nnn and IT is IT-nnn so I receive my team updates without getting IT ones.