Consumers Create Email Addresses Just For Spam

Consumers Create Email Addresses Just For Spam – In 2015, an iPhone user wrote to Apple Support explaining that his email inbox was showing 4.3 million unread messages.

Now, as it happened, he didn’t really have 100 years’ worth of emails to catch up on. This was a software glitch.

But if he had 4,300 to delete — rather than 4.3 million — no one would have been surprised. Email inbox bloat is a fact of life for virtually all connected people.

It’s why the Q&A website Quora regularly hosts queries from readers about how to bulk-delete thousands of messages at a time.

Sinch’s own Mobile Customer Engagement 2020 survey reveals the true extent of the problem. We found nearly one in ten consumers has over 1,000 unread emails.

Ubiquitous email

How did it come to this? There’s no mystery. Email has been around for decades, and most internet users have access to an email account. Messages are virtually free to send.

The near-zero cost — and the near-universal addressable audience — has helped email become a primary customer engagement channel for most western brands and businesses. Yet in emerging markets, which are becoming increasingly important to global brands, things are very different and email isn’t king.

In the west, email has also become a magnet to scammers and spammers. As a result, the average office worker receives 121 emails a day.

RELATED: Conversion Driven E-Commerce Websites

It’s hardly surprising that he or she uses a multiplicity of methods to filter, block, and ignore them. For example, Sinch’s research found that one in three consumers maintain a special email address for spam to filter out unwanted messages.

This is terrible news for brand managers. Could your carefully crafted, AB-tested message, be buried in one of these inboxes? Most likely.

The cost and near universal coverage has seen email become one of the primary customer engagement channels among western businesses.

Of course, many companies recognize the waning power of email. They have turned instead to mobile apps. After all, what could be better than installing your brand presence on millions of phones? Continue reading

More from author

Extremely Effective Email Marketing Strategies For You

Email marketing can be extremely effective for advertising products, whether through sale announcements or updates highlighting new...

What Is Hyperconnectivity And Its Impact On Society

What Is Hyperconnectivity And Its Impact On Society: Within living memory, telephone service has cut its link...

Brands Turn To Google And TikTok Boycotts Facebook

Brands Turn To Google And TikTok Boycotts Facebook: Its Facebook and Instagram platforms are likely to collect...

Lean Marketing For Small Businesses

Lean Marketing For Small Businesses - For small businesses, resources can be tight. Especially right now. Limited...

Related posts


Latest posts

How Working From Home Decreases Your Quality Of Life If You Do Not Set Boundaries

How many of us get out of bed, put on some sweats, and then sit down in the living room, kitchen, or bedroom in...

Employees Resist Returning To Their Offices To Work And Prefer To Work Remotely

The result is a split in the workforce into those who support in-office obligations and those who want remote work to stay the norm. The...

A Checklist For Newbies Entering Affiliate Marketing In 2023

As a way to increase brand exposure and produce passive revenue, affiliate marketing has grown in popularity among both people and companies. It does, however,...

Want to stay up to date with the latest news?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!