Email is work: Email programs have become our workplace and email messages are the result of our labor. Are we getting paid for the work we do?
Statistics, extrapolations and counting by Radicati Group from February 2015 estimate the number of emails sent per day (in 2015) to be around 205 billion messages per day meaning nearly 2.4 million emails are sent every second and some 74 trillion emails are sent per year.
A portion of these emails are requests for work and responses to requests for work which, if managed, could be transformed into value. Unfortunately several factors converge to hinder the release of this value: