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Dyn Email: 107 Trillion Emails Sent in 2010

I can’t even fathom seeing a trillion of anything, so 107 trillion of something blows my mind. That’s why these numbers on email usage compiled recently are so staggering.

Are you into email? If so, you’re going to love this. Are you an email hater? You’re going to HATE this.

  • 107 trillion: This was the total amount of email messages sent in 2010. TRILLION. By comparison, the number of tweets sent on Twitter was 25 billion – still a great number but it pales in comparison to email.
  • 1.88 billion: The number of email users worldwide. If email is dying, why is 26% of the world’s population still using it to communicate? That’s because it’s not dying, conspiracy theorists.
  • 480 million. This is the total amount of new email users created last year alone. That’s almost half a billion! By comparison, Facebook had 600 million total users at the end of 2010.

The whole report itself is full of interesting information (the stat on amount of videos watched per day on YouTube and Facebook is staggering), but the email numbers really stood out.

As more and more of the clueless still want to scream that email is dead, the numbers continue to illustrate that’s far from the truth. And if you’re sending out bulk email or have an agency platform you need to perform better and care about staying out of that 89%, you always have a friend here to ask for help.


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Josh Nason is a Reputation Manager at Oracle Dyn Global Business Unit, a pioneer in managed DNS and a leader in cloud-based infrastructure that connects users with digital content and experiences across a global internet.