From a Microsoft Press pass:
REDMOND, Wash. — April 5, 2011 — If you’re anything like most email users, your inbox is probably a mess. At this moment, your multiple accounts are overflowing with hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of messages from friends, family and coworkers, and with newsletters, coupons, special offers and spam offering amazing deals on replica watches and prescription medications. It’s OK to admit this fact. You’re not alone.
Windows Live Hotmail features can help people organize and get ahead of the growing volume of email. According to a recent survey by Microsoft, the average American has three different email accounts and an average of 200 unread messages per person.
According to a recent survey by Microsoft, the average American has three different email accounts and an average of 200 unread messages per person.
Given the number of electronic messages flying around each day, it should come as little surprise the survey also found that people feel overwhelmed by the amount of email they receive.
Sixty percent of people surveyed said the amount of junk and low-priority email (such as newsletters and shopping promotions) they receive is problematic, while 70 percent of respondents said they feel they are missing important messages amid all the clutter. Still, many people also said they are convinced they will one day get through all of the messages in their inboxes.
This “save until later” approach to email, combined with the merciless, never-ending electronic hailstorm many face each day, leads to an inevitable email backlog. And, unless addressed, the situation only grows worse over time.
Read more here: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/Features/2011/apr01/04-05HotmailHelps.mspx