Exploring the Average Employee’s Inbox - Slide 2

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Nearly two out of every three (61 percent) emails received are considered to be non-essential.

  • On average, 11 percent of email is personal, non-work related. The remaining content is functional at best, with an estimated seven percent of emails inside the average inbox considered to be spam or junk
  • On average, 63 percent of email comprises internal, employee-to-employee communication

Just one in three emails within business inboxes hold real, immediate value, according to research released recently by Mimecast, a leading supplier of cloud-based email archiving, security and continuity for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365. Only 25 percent of email is considered essential for work purposes with an additional 14 percent categorized as being of ‘critical importance’.

The research, Mimecast’s inaugural "The Shape of Email" report, polled IT departments on email practices and the contents of the average employee inbox in order to develop a picture of the current status and value of business email. The research explores the changing nature of the inbox, remote access to email and the use of social media.

 

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