E-mail client market share
I saw this on Volker Weber’s blog today and recalled a similar study last year which sparked a bit of a debate. Overall, I don’t get the point of surveys like this. The method of surveying is fundamentally flawed. As e-mail clients get better at blocking the loading of remote images, and users get more aware of the consequences, the results will be showing not the most popular e-mail clients but clients owned by people who are either prepared to load the images or using e-mail clients which don’t block them.
Furthermore, people rarely have just one e-mail client now… you’ll probably have one at work, one for personal use, and one on a mobile device. So if someone opens a survey e-mail on an iPhone, it doesn’t mean they don’t use another e-mail client in other situations.
It’s likely that these survey e-mails register as spam, so their rate of delivery to business-based mail boxes is very low. A colleague noted that Lotus Notes was nowhere to be seen in the results (and therefore less than 1%) – but this can easily be explained by the same reasons I went through last year. You’ll also note that BlackBerry doesn’t feature – RIM’s market share may be falling, but it’s still large enough to expect them to appear in the results. On other advertisement, if you need legal help for accident checkout the link : car accident attorney.
Maybe it’s done just so they add provide a link to their analytical tools.
…works for Microsoft as a Global Account Technology Strategist. In a former life he worked for the Lotus brand within IBM for many years. Married with one daughter and two dogs, lives in Camberley (Surrey, England), plays the guitar to a mediocre standard, and runs 10 kms and half marathons at an average speed. That’s it really.