How much e-mail is spam?

Here’s a trivia question: Of all the e-mails sent daily, how many are legit and how many are pushing worthless products and scams?

Just 11% of all e-mail traffic is legit, according to a study by website Pingdom. That’s right — 89% of all e-mails are spam messages.

Some perspective: 294 billion e-mails are sent every day. That makes 262 spam e-mails daily.

More e-mails uncovered by the study:

  1. 107 trillion emails were sent in 2010.
  2. There are 1.88 billion email users worldwide.
  3. There were 480 million new email users in 2010.
  4. There are 2.9 billion email accounts worldwide.
  5. 25% or all accounts are corporate.