January 24, 2003, 12:00 AM

The glut of e-mail causes a glut of e-mail addresses

The latest data from Valentine Radford’s quarterly survey, the iCustomer Observer reports that 70% of respondents have more than one e-mail address and 40% have three or more.

Kurt Peters

Executive Editor

 

There’s a reason e-mail lists require such intensive management, says the latest data from Valentine Radford’s quarterly survey, the iCustomer Observer: 70% of respondents have more than one e-mail address and 40% have three or more.

The iCustomer Observer reported that 30% of respondents have one e-mail address, 30% have two, 20% have three, 8% have four, 5% have five and 7% have more than five.

Valentine Radford asked for what purposes respondents use their different e-mail addresses. Here’s what they said:
• 36% for work-related correspondence
• 9% for school-related correspondence
• 59% for family-related correspondence
• 60% for private correspondence
• 37% for shopping information
• 58% for correspondence with friends
• 37% for junk mail
• 14% other

 

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