Category: Spam

Email Predictions

The Radicati Group  carry out research into email usage, security, social networking, web technologies and more.

The information below is from their assessment of world email, covering the period 2019 – 2023.

The total number of business and consumer emails sent and received per day will  exceed 293 billion in 2019, and is forecast to grow to over 347 billion by year-end  2023.






The number of worldwide email users will top 3.9 billion in 2019, and is expected to grow to  over 4.3 billion by the end of 2023. Over half of the world population uses email in  2019





The number of worldwide email accounts is expected to continue to grow at a slightly faster pace than the number of worldwide email users. This is particularly true of consumer email accounts, where many consumers tend to have multiple email accounts for different purposes (e.g. shopping vs. friends and family).

It’s clear that email is here to stay and will only increase in usage and importance.

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Spam Email Statistics 2019

Around 30 billion emails are sent each day and about half of those are spam in some form.

That spam is made up as follows:


Does Spam Work?

A proportion of the spam messages are just lazy advertising by genuine companies but vast amounts of it is scam messages of various kinds.

How effective the scam messages are in getting a response depends very much on exactly what it is. But typically, scam messages receive 1 reply in more than a million messages.

That seems extremely ineffective, but if the scammer sends enough millions of messages then they will get sufficient replies to enable them to steal from people.

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Stupidest Spam of the Week Chinese Christmas

There is a Chinese company named Shelark and they sell lots of household products including Christmas trees and decorations etc.

The email received from Liana of Shelark looks very much like a scam message and although that’s unlikely to be true, it is however a very stupid piece of spam.

The message starts with “Glad to learned from Social e-commerce that you are doing the Fashion Accessories Business”.

Not true so that marks the message as spam.

The message continues “We supply  Fashion Accessoreis  to Various countries market for several years. All our products are manufactured strictly and provided to over 30 countries already”.

For just one sentence, it manages to include several examples of poor English grammar and a misspelling.

The poor grammar would be understandable if the message had been translated by a computer – but the misspelling rules that out. It must have been mistranslated by a person with no access to a dictionary.

It’s a stupid and pointless message – no-one wants to buy from a company that sends out badly written spam messages.

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