My question concerns whether it is too trivial to send a reply to an email in some cases.
In this example, the e-mail converstation is this:
Me: Hi boss, the status of the project I am working on is X (long description). FYI, I will not be able to work as much in the next two months due to heavy workload in university.
Boss: Hi John, thank you very much for your thorough status. No problem at all with the reduced hours - feel free to take as much time off as you need. :) We'll figure it out.
So essentially the response I received from my boss was "All good - OK, no problem." Is it normal to respond to this kind of mail? I could write something like
"You're welcome, I figured a proper status would be useful to you. Thank you for your understanding."
Or I could choose not to respond. Would that be considered rude? I find myself thinking about similar email correspondences, and sometimes I'm simply not sure whether sending such a simple "OK, thank you." e-mail is necessary. Perhaps the recipient would feel that it is unnecessary and clutters up his inbox. On the other hand, I do not wish to appear disrespectful.
What is considered normal?