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The long history of Email

Author's avatar By Dave Chaffey 31 Aug, 2011
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This time next year it will be the 30th anniversary of Email. This is a great infographic (see full interactive version) reminding us of how email has grown in importance for consumers and marketers and the challenges of managing it such as deliverability and rendering across different email readers.

Email use is still on the rise. Did you know that the number of email accounts grew from 1.8 billion to 3.1 billion between 2009 and 2011?

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By Dave Chaffey

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