From the comments line on a previous post comes this:
It doesn't matter to me whether an agent/editor accepts email queries or not--as long as they SPECIFY and stick by their own claims. I've met 3 agents whose websites say they take email queries--In person, Agent 1 and 2 said, "My website says that, but I don't read any that come in." Agent 3 said, "I prefer hardcopy. The agency I work for has a main page that says we take them, but on my page I think I say I don't accept them. At any rate, I ignore them." If agents/editors don't want email queries, just say so (like Miss Snark!) There are enough problems in the process without agents pretending to take a form of query they don't want.
Wow. No wonder authors think we're evil. I can think of nothing more likely to make an author nutso than saying "yes we take this" when that's not the case. This is a lose/lose situation. The author thinks they're rejected (and authors need more of that like New Orleans needs more water) and the agents who say they read this and don't might be missing out on some good stuff.
It says something about an agency if they can't be straightforward about their query process!!!