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Oct 25, 2011

No Mail, No Work

Few decades ago; I can't imagine how people worked without email and internet, i remember in a meeting with one of my uncles who worked as a manager for a government sector said (in early 70's), he use to send post mails for a particular work and wait for reply for days or sometimes for weeks, I asked him, what do you do till you get a reply? He said NOTHING!

I know what all of you guys are thinking, what if these modern technology have not been invented, we too can stay stress free in work hours and come late to office, have relaxed cup of tea, start a political chat, have the lunch for one hour, again take rest after having a heavy meal (some may have a nap) and again you get your evening cup of tea and when the clock struck 5, we go around the office and say bye to all staffs leaving non in the office, go home and pray, i wish the letter has not yet delivered!

Ok guys.. Stop dreaming, take a deep breath and get back to work, before going, please read these interesting facts about E-mail where i came across while browsing.


General Facts

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.

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).

Spam Facts

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

User Facts

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

Age Facts

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