Monday, June 5, 2023


How many (non-spam) emails do you receive in a typical day?

How many emails do you receive in a typical day? And we mean emails you actually want to receive, or sign up for, not spam.

This could be personal emails from friends or family, it could be newsletters you’ve signed up for, alerts for your favorite online shopping retailers, bills, news, etc. We bet most everyone in this day and age gets quite a few emails on a daily basis.

Will you tell us in the poll below? As always, we appreciate your responses. And hey, thanks for letting us into your email inbox every day!

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.


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dawn ellen miller
2 years ago

I have different email servers. One goes to just general chit chat and subscriptions and groups, etc. One goes to business type discussions. One is for all the stores that one an e-mail. That is where I can send e-mail receipts and get sales information. Quite often I can click “select all” and delete them all in one more click. If I am shopping for something that day I just check the emails to see if there is a special or coupon

Cheryl Bacon
2 years ago

I get hardly any spam emails in month, mindless a day. I’m a registered voter and have gotten zero political spam emails. I don’t see all these misleading memes others seem to get or the media keeps complaining about on facebook either. I check my spam email box once a month and if there is six of them, that is a lot. As far as legitimate emails I get a lot, but I have a lot of interests from local news, weather for several locations, certain businesses we frequent, newsletters from various groups, and people like authors, family emails, the list goes on and on. Now spam phone calls I get them in waves, but I have handy dandy block feature and know how to use it. I also have a smart watch and if I get a call, I see right away who is calling, so it either goes unanswered and then blocked, or I answer the phone. I love technology and proudly say I’m in a family of geeks so spam is nothing more than a nuisance to ignore.

D Haley
2 years ago

About 15 and that is with reminders for different stuff. All spam and junk go in a different folder I don’t even look at. Easing to retirement soon so. Cleaning up or narrowing down email to family and friends. That’s another reason no facebook. Email or text I’m good with not having my life revolve around the technology world. And I don’t hear snide comments on when I chose to email someone back. I hear people all the time saying God it’s only been a week since I emailed them back, joined at the hip. Hell to the No!

2 years ago

Lots for me because I choose to have all Facebook notifications come to my email.

Thomas D
2 years ago

I can only say” thank God the political people haven’t got my e-mail address ” Bad enough that i get 50 calls a day fromTrump. I’m pissed that my town can sell my phone number to those unending political partys. Unending texts that i don’t want. Used to pay like 10¢ for each. Least i don’t have to do that, but it’s my phone and i don’t want that bother.

E Step
2 years ago

Yes. Email is a problem but one accept as part of doing our business. Even in retirement we still get near 100 daily counting both my wife and myself.

Debbie PJ
2 years ago

My problem lately is spam text~ drives me nuts…I block but then comes with a new number…UGH

2 years ago

Interesting poll! Another one would be the number of spam phone calls one gets. Why can’t the government charge these cold call banks / auto dialer companies a nickel a call? The general public would finally get some benefit out of the industry other than frustration.

Donald N Wright
2 years ago

The spam/junk emails, over one hundred a day. “Block” does not stop them.

James O'Briant
2 years ago

I administer the website. In order to keep our locations database current, I depend in part on emailed press releases from the Departments of Transportation in all the US states and Canadian provinces & territories. Thus, I receive anywhere from 250 to 450 emails per day.

2 years ago

my yahoo account is the worst but it only takes about a minute or two to scroll the headers and delete them all at once.

2 years ago

I am delighted that I am down to 25-50 emails a day! Before retirement it was easily over 200 emails a day that I would spend my evenings chugging through after work. What was really demoralizing was that through our VPN network, I could see the hundreds of others that were still working at 9, 10 and 11 at night. Many a night I fell asleep on the keyboard. Now I fall asleep over a bowl of popcorn watching a movie!

Patrick Bonito Sr
2 years ago

Emails have become one thing considering spam. Has anyone been bothered by constant unwanted and sometimes lewd text messages? Even if you use call block they just text from another telephone number. I believe unwanted texts are worse than emails especially those of sexual nature.

2 years ago

Since my recent retirement the emails have dramatically reduced. Most all I get now are ones I need to get, not BS as before

Wayne Caldwell
2 years ago

Counting all of the political and sales emails, I received 37 yesterday,.and.probably 75% are junk.

Joe Allen
2 years ago

On average 6 non spam a day! This spamming has to stop! We do all our banking, etc on line and receive emails from family and friends!

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