Interesting Facts about Emails

FYI Here are some interesting facts about emails –  About 250 billion emails are sent every day.

Of the 250 billion email messages sent every day, 81% are spam.

It’s estimated that only about 6% of spam messages are actually opened.

Email was already around before the World Wide Web came into being.

The first ever email was sent in 1971 by Ray Tomilinson, the US programmer who invented the email system.

Originally the “@” symbol was used to signify that the message was sent to a person instead of a computer.

The most popular online activity is e-mail, closely followed by instant messaging.

Garfield the cartoon cat once offered a free email service.

The first spam message sent to multiple recipients was sent in 1978, not surprisingly the 600 recipients were not pleased to receive it.

It is estimated that it takes about two billion electrons to produce a single email message.

According to calculations made by Michael Stevens and Vsauce, a 50 kilobyte email message uses around 8 billion electrons.  However as electrons weigh next to nothing, 8 billion of them weigh less than a quadrillion of an ounce.

Note:  This information has been sourced from multiple locations on the net and may not be 100% accurate.

Interesting Facts about Emails

Interesting Facts about Emails

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If you have any problems sending or receiving emails we can help you.  We are available six days a week between eight in the morning to six in the evening.

If you found this article interesting you might want to read our article on Internet Trivia or History of the Internet.

 

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