Emails are one of the most common and frequently used methods of communication, especially in a professional context. Businesses are being smoothly run with the help of email systems. Over the past 20 years, email systems have evolved in numerous ways with Gmail getting on top of it all. As a result of this, we can say that there has been an explosive rise in the use of emails. No matter if you have to send something personal, or work-related, emails can come in handy with just the click of a button. From the following graphs, we can evaluate the use of emails in the form of numbers as well as the positive trend indicating an increase in emails.
Global Spam Volume as a Percentage of Total Email Traffic from 2007 to 2019
Spam is one of the worst problems anyone could face with emails. People have lost money over spam emails. As a matter of fact, spam emails are 85% of the total emails sent and only 15% of the emails sent globally are the right ones. As of 2009, the number of spam emails was 88.1%. With significant improvement in technology and creating systems to overcome spam, email service providers got this number down. In 2019, only 28.5% of the emails were spam while in 2020, 47.3% of emails were spam. Further efforts are needed to control the spam emails.
Number of Email Users Worldwide From 2017 to 2025
The increased usage of emails is evident with the increased number of emails all over the world. No matter if it is professional context, educational context, or personal context, the use of emails has increased globally. In 2017, there were 3718 million emails sent. As of 2020, the number of emails sent has crossed the 4000 million emails mark. By 2025, it is expected that the number of emails sent all over the world will be 4594 million emails.
Number of Sent and Received Emails Per Day Worldwide from 2017 to 2025
The number of sent and received emails is also one of the ways we can evaluate the importance of emails. As this number has increased, it tells us how emails are becoming a critical way of communication. In 2017, there were 269 billion emails sent and received per day. By 2020, this figure crossed the 300 billion mark. Forecasts show that by the end of 2025, the number of sent and received emails per day worldwide is going to be 376 billion.