Email is eating into your life more than you think

Emailing can make you feel like a crazy high school student — when should you send a note? Have they read it yet? Should you send out marketing-related messages before lunch? (Okay, maybe not the last one.)

Thankfully, Boomerang, a browser extension that allows anyone to schedule emails, has released a Infographics which revealed some secrets gleaned from analyzing 5 million emails. Obviously, you’re not the only one who over-analyzes your inbox.

In fact, people are spending more time on email than ever before. The average user receives 147 messages per day and spends an average of two and a half hours on their email account. Most of those emails are deleted or archived, but Boomerang found that the average person receives 12 important emails a day, taking an hour and a half a business day.

Despite what you might think, 6 a.m. is the magic hour for emailing, so if you have an important message to deal with, it’s a good idea to send it before you head to the office. If you’re not an early riser, emailing at lunch is also a good way to get a quick response.

Check out the infographic below for more helpful information on emailing habits — and then go clean your inbox before it takes over your life.



By Nguyen Manh Cuong

Nguyen Manh Cuong is the author and founder of the nguyendiep blog. With over 14 years of experience in Online Marketing, he now runs a number of successful websites, and occasionally shares his experience & knowledge on this blog.