Over 369 million people using Windows Live Hotmail 'Email in a world of social networking' Microsoft Survey

Windows Live Hotmail is the most widely used email service in the world with over 369 million people actively using Hotmail. Microsoft recently surveyed ‘to understand how people use their personal email accounts, particularly in this day of heavy usage of social networks for communications. We surveyed people who use AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo! […]

Windows Live Hotmail is the most widely used email service in the world with over 369 million people actively using Hotmail. Microsoft recently surveyed ‘to understand how people use their personal email accounts, particularly in this day of heavy usage of social networks for communications. We surveyed people who use AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail – 500 people for each service,’ says Microsoft. Here’s a bit of what they shared: ‘most people told us they’d choose email over all of the other communication methods and tools; People send and receive over 1.5 billion photos each month on Hotmail alone, and email is still the most popular way to share photos; People currently keep 15,576,853,555 Microsoft Office documents stored on our servers – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. 95% of our storage capacity is taken up not by messages, but by attachments.’ Here’s some other data you might find interesting:
  

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