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By looking at inbox content on a spectrum of value from junk to critically important information, the research assigned an average value to different types of inbox.

  • Higher quality inboxes are notably smaller than those of lower quality – by an average of 10 percent (2.53 GB, compared to 2.81 GB, respectively). They are also likely to contain a higher proportion of internal mail
  • The research finds that larger businesses with smaller inbox sizes are more likely to have higher levels of essential or critical emails

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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