Email Fun Facts

Email Fun Facts

 

Nowadays, everybody uses electronic mail or, simply, email. Here are some email fun facts that might interest you about it:

  • The typical email word length is between 5 and 43.
  • The average number of words per email is 40.
  • People respond to emails in an average of 47 minutes.
  • Pope John Paul II was the first Pope to ever use the email. His email address was john_paul_ii@vatican.va
  • The most common email password is “123456”.
  • The first person credit to hit send on a network e-mail message is Ray Tomlinson.
  • In the first half of 2010, 92% of all messages sent all over the Internet were spam.
  • The “@” symbol is known as the “at” symbol in English. It is more formally known as “commercial at”. However, different languages have more interesting names for it:
    • In Dutch, it’s apestaart – “monkey’s tail.”
    • In Italian, it’s chiocciolina – “small snail.”
    • In other languages, it is called “’A’ with an elephant’s trunk”, “mouse’s tail”, “sleeping cat”, “little worm”, and “little duck.”