What Email Looked Like in 2009 in Numbers

Filed in by Cameron Nouri | February 8, 2010 3:53 am

The folks at Pingdom.com posted some interesting stats a couple weeks ago on what the Internet looked liked in 2009 in terms of numbers.  Who would have guessed that in 2009 over 90 trillion (yes, trillion) emails were sent across the Internet?  Compare that to The United States Postal Service (aka snail mail) that delivered just over 200 billion total packages in 2008[1].

There are a lot of other interesting numbers from Pingdom on the Internet in 2009 over on their blog[2].  For your enjoyment we decided to pull out some of the interesting stats below on Email numbers in 2009.

Thanks to Pingdom.com[3] for the stats below.


  1. 200 billion total packages in 2008: http://www.nalc3825.com/2008_mail_volume.pdf
  2. Internet in 2009 over on their blog: http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/01/22/internet-2009-in-numbers/
  3. Pingdom.com: http://www.pingdom.com

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