160 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of them are spam.
Spam generates 33bn KWt-hours of energy every year,
enough to power 2.4 million homes, producing 17 million tons of CO2.
9 out of every 1,000 computers are invected with spam.
Spammer get 1 response to every 12 million emails
they send (yet it still makes them a small profit).
The first electronic mail, or "email", was sent in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson.
It was also his idea to use the @ sign to separate the name of the user from the name of the computer.
Queen Elizabeth of Britain sent her first email in 1976.
Some 190 billion emails are sent daily - more than 2 million per second - by 1,2 billion email senders.
About 70% (133 billion emails) are spam and viruses.
There are about 1,4 billion registered email addresses.
* 60 billion e-mails are sent daily
* 90% of all email is spam
* 64% of spam servers are in Taiwan, 23% are in the US
* The average business user receives 25 email messages per day; increasing 10% per year
* The average business user spends 2.6 hours per day reading and responding to email
* 38% of employees have sent an e-mail without the required attachment
* 34.1% of users open an e-mail by 5 pm
* It takes 77 minutes a week for an employee to manage their mailbox, such as cleaning out old messages and filing old messages or attachments
* It takes 27 minutes for a user to delete or archive enough messages in order to be able to use the e-mail system again after hitting a “quota limit”
* It takes 8.2 minutes for a user to find an email that is older than two weeks
Email Marketing Facts
* E-mail click through ratio is best on Wednesdays, reaching 3.9%
* 60% of business correspondence has grammar or spelling errors
* 75% of adults prefer e-mail to IM, 75% of teens prefer IM to e-mail
* Less than one-fifth of teenagers use e-mail for communication
Extremely Scary Facts
* 60% of an organisations's intellectual property is in the e-mail system
* The typical user stores more than one-half of his/her critical business information within the confines of the e-mail system
* 38% of US and UK companies monitor and read e-mails written by employees
Wednesday, January 27, 2010