25 May '11, 3pm

Email still 'crucial' for Google, Yahoo and Microsoft (Yahoo! Singapore)

Some say email is a dying technology, shunned to the corners of the Internet only trafficked by geriatrics from a time long gone; replaced by social networks, like Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter . But that’s just not true. In fact, according to a new study by Swedish uptime monitoring service Pingdom , email remains a massively important business for the providers of the world’s largest free email services: Google , Yahoo and Microsoft . Traffic counts by Alexa show that visitors to the mail.google.com subdomain account for the second largest chunk of Google’s web traffic — 23.33 percent — which follows only Google.com itself. The same goes for Microsoft’s mail.live.com subdomain, which accounts for 39.12 percent of all traffic. For Yahoo, its mail.yahoo.com subdomain receives more traffic than any other subdomain owned and operated by the company. In terms of actual numb...

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