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Imagine an Internet without email. Hard, isn’t it? Email is so engrained into modern culture, yet there are some statistics that are so crazy that they might just blow you away.

1. Approximately 205 billion emails are sent every day. That amounts to 2.4 million emails sent every single second. And even if you discount the 90% of them that contain spam or viruses, that’s still an unbelievable number.

2. 91% of all email users check their inbox at least once a day. Could you go a day without using the Internet at all Take A Break From the Internet - You’ll Thank Yourself Later [Opinion] Take A Break From the Internet - You’ll Thank Yourself Later [Opinion] Oh, the Internet. One of the most world-changing inventions of the past century, perhaps even in all of human history. Never before has everything been so available in so little effort for so low a... Read More ? Probably not, and email likely plays a big role in that.

3. At least 72% of U.S. adults manage personal emails by smartphone. It’s statistics like this one, combined with the one above, that help shed light on the fact that too many of us are victims of smartphone addiction Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? At one time, landlines and payphones were all we had--and we survived just fine, thank you very much. But now, it’s almost laughable if you don’t own an iPhone or Android, and for some of... Read More .

4. Gmail has close to 1 billion active users. The world is home to a little over 7 billion people, and a vast percentage of those people have no access to email. The fact that Gmail maintains this many active users is nothing short of astonishing.

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5. Skilled email marketing returns around $44 for every $1 spent. This is a mind-blowing statistic as this kind of return-on-investment is impossible to find anywhere else. Ever wondered why you keep getting spam, spam, and more spam How Do Spammers Find Your Email Address? How Do Spammers Find Your Email Address? Spam is the closest thing we’ll ever find to an Internet plague. No matter who you are, spam will one day find you and you’ll have no choice but to put up with its pestilence.... Read More ? That’s why.

Did these stats surprise you? Know any other email stats that’ll blow us away? Share them in the comments below!

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