You now have week 1 of the Fall 2013 semester under your belt.
I hope everyone's classes are off to a great start.
As a reminder, if your inbox is being flooded with emails, you can fix this by going into 'my profile settings'>'edit profile' and looking for the email digest box. Choose either subjects or complete digest to receive one (or possibly two) daily emails with all the posts to your course forums in the previous 24 hours.
Also, depending on the settings your professor uses, you may be able to unsubscribe (stop getting emails) from an individual forum.