14 Jan '11, 11pm

107 trillion e-mails sent last year: Pingdom

WASHINGTON - INTERNET users sent a total of 107 trillion e-mails last year, most of them spam, according to a Web monitoring service. The number of emails sent last year were among the facts and figures about the Internet gathered by Pingdom from various sources and published on Thursday. Pingdom said that as of June 2010, there were 1.97 billion Internet users: 825.1 million in Asia, 475.1 million in Europe, 266.2 million in North America, 204.7 million in Latin America and the Caribbean, 110.9 million in Africa, 63.2 million in the Middle East and 21.3 million in Oceania and Australia. Pingdom said an average of 294 billion e-mail messages were sent per day and about 89 per cent were spam. It said there are 2.9 billion e-mail accounts worldwide and 152 million blogs. The total number of websites is 255 million, Pingdom said, up 21.4 million over the previous year. It sai...

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