What’s in Your Inbox? Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About E-Mail

Mature-workerMost of us can’t live or work without e-mail. It instantly appears on our computer screens in the office and even alerts us on our cell phones after business-hours or during vacation.

Billions of e-mails are sent every day. We use e-mail to share information across the cube and company, across cities, states, and countries, and across the globe.

It would be an understatement to say e-mail has changed the way we do business. E-mail has changed the world. But, before you hit send on your next e-mail, check out these interesting facts about this ever growing, instant form of communication.

1 in 5 people (on earth)
There are an estimated 1.4 billion e-mail users worldwide…So, nearly one in every five people on the planet has an e-mail account.

The number of e-mails that were sent while you read this sentence.

100 e-mails a day
The number of e-mails a typical office employee receives every day.

25 days a year
The amount of time the average worker spends just dealing with e-mail every year.

One Response to What’s in Your Inbox? Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About E-Mail

  1. Tiffany Monhollon April 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    Some days, I feel like I personally recieved those 5,717,592 e-mails that were sent in the time it took to write this sentance!

    Thanks for those great facts, Brie!

    Maybe it can help us be better stewards of e-mail (in how we send it!) when we see how much extra work it can create!

    I’m tying a new system where I put a short, infomational word in my subject line and then tell what it’s about. Example:

    ASSIGNMENT: Task name, Task Deadline


    FYI ONLY: Subject

    So people know when they need to take action on something immediately.

    I don’t always remember, but I’m hoping it helps!

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