Email Beats Snail Mail 81 To 1, And Most Of It Is Junk

14.4 trillion emails vs 177 billion postal letters and packages. That's the 2009 email vs snail mail score in the United States. A staggering 81 to 1 proportion. The bad: 81 per cent of email is spam vs 47 per cent of snail mail.

That's 11.6 trillion spam emails per year. Why doesn't the Pentagon declare war against the spamterrorists who are taking 81 per cent of the total mail bandwidth? If someone can create viruses to take nuclear power plants down, they can create another one to destroy junk email networks. [Pingdom via Laughing Squid]

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