Apr 082009
 

There are tons of email/webmail providers who provides free web-based email you can search from Google.com by entering “email“. Most of these email providers are providing free huge email storage for users which range from 1GB and above. No doubt, email is an essential communicating tools either for business purpose or personal use. People are checking email by daily basis as it’s the easiest way to get in touch with business partners, friends or family members. The four major email providers are Google Mail, Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Live Mail and AOL Mail.

Google Mail (Gmail)

Google Mail (Gmail)

Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail

Microsoft Windows Live Mail

Microsoft Windows Live Mail

AOL Mail

AOL Mail

So, how do we know exactly how many users in the world has been registered as email users? There are no official statistics to compare total number of different web-based email providers. However, I found a statistic report of top 20 websites from hitwise.com. The reports ranked by visits for the week ending 04/04/2009. Based on the report, I extracted the information regarding email providers and built a bar chart to show the clearer picture.

Newest Statistic Of Email Users 2009

Newest Statistic Of Email Users 2009

From the bar chart, we can see the overall winner is Yahoo! Mail which getting 58.98% of email users. Second highest goes to Microsoft Hotmail (now we called Windows Live Hotmail) – 22.95%. Google Mail (Gmail) is sitting on third place with 12.21% of users followed by AOL mail – 5.86%.

Estimated Total Email Users

Based on a Yahoo Mail executive explaination on email authentication in Network World in February, 2008, Yahoo!Mail served around 260 million email users throughout the world. From the numbers, we can estimate the number of email users from its nearest competitor – Microsoft live mail (estimate 101 million), Gmail – (estimate 53.8 millin) and AOL Mail – (estimate 25.8 million).

Which Email Providers You Are Using Now?

As of now, I’m using Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Microsoft Live Mail only. I do not use AOL mail because I’m not aware of it. Actually, Gmail is my primary email account as I checked the mail everyday while Yahoo mail and Live mail are just secondary email account. I used Gmail a lot because it’s more faster and most important thing is I use Google Talk a lot.

So, Which email providers you are using now and what’s the reasons you are using it?

  10 Responses to “Statistic Report Of Email Users – April 2009”

  1. My first email account was Prodigy (1996) with AT&T. Then I got AOL, then, about 2000, I got MSN. I went to Yahoo in about 2003 or so.

    At work, I first used email in 1984–a mainframe to PC based email. Then we went to VAX Mail, then HP mail, and now Lotus Notes.

  2. @jjvors: Nice to see you here. Wow! You are definitely one of the pioneer email user. And thanks for the great info, I only know that Prodigy(1996) also provides email services. At work, my company is using Microsoft Outlook 2003, previously we were using Lotus Notes mail as well.

  3. Gmail is really nice but I am still stuck on yahoo because of portal features of yahoo beside its mail capability…

  4. @Free Emails: In my point of view, each email provider has their advantages and disadvantages. I used to use yahoo last time because of it’s portal too.

  5. Very nice information. Thanks for this.

  6. @Mirana Johnson: Nice to meet you and great to hear that you love the information. Enjoy the reading.

  7. Another interesting article from your blog :) When will it stop….hopefully never

  8. @how-to-save-money: I’m happy that you find the article interesting and I hope you will enjoy your stay here. Enjoy reading.

  9. These statistics are consistent with the ease of botting the email accounts. Yahoo is/was the easiest for the longest time, followed by MSN, and Google.
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  10. I like the statistics, but I think that gmail will have the most users due to their space capacities that they offer and spam protection is excellent as well.
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