E-mail is 81 times bigger than snail mail, but most is spam

By Emil · 5 replies
Sep 30, 2010
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  1. The 2009 e-mail versus snail mail numbers are something like 14.4 trillion e-mail to 177 billion postal letters and packages in the United States, according to Royal Pingdom. That means there was 81 times more e-mail sent than snail mail last year. Those numbers equate to 39.6 billion e-mails sent per day and 485 million letters/packages sent each day. Thanks to the Internet, e-mail has won.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    If we could get those Nigerian guys to quit trying to give us all their money, I'd bet the spam stats would drop to less than 10%. :p
  3. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    Computer: “Leela, you've got mail. It's not spam!
  4. My spam is entirely male enhancement products. Do they know my gender and are they trying to tell me something?
  5. OneArmedScissor

    OneArmedScissor TS Enthusiast Posts: 50   +7

    How the hell are they judging "wanted vs. unwanted" snail mail? Almost everything even the company I work for sends me just goes right into the paper shredder.
  6. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 232

    when you reed it - you know
    when you know - you say: i dont need/like/want these


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