I work with two people who expect me to reply to every single email they send. Even if it doesn't warrant a reply. This is daunting to keep up with, because needless to say they email a lot. At the very least they expect an "I got it." I have a real problem with this, because it doesnt allow me any flexibility to clean through my inbox effeciently. Essentially, they are both older and to my best guess don't trust email. My boss is also big on communication and I don't disagree, but if they say something to her, she automatically thinks the worst because she strives to respond to people in a timley fashion. I do as well, but I think it needs to be within reason. I don't want to waste my life answering emails all day and never getting anything done. If you send me a report, I don't need to let you know I got it, I'm just going to look at the report. If I'm being CC'd on something, I probably look to make sure that the issue was handled and just delete it.
What's the best way to handle this situation? I feel like there are two issues at play. How would you handle the two co-workers who expect a reply constantly and how do I show my boss that I am replying, but not to the level they expect and that it's okay?