Study Sees E-mail Outpacing Snail Mail

More e-mail than "snail mail'' was sent in the U.S. last year, according to a study released Tuesday by online research firm Emarketer.com.

According to the company, more than 3.4 trillion e-mail messages were delivered in the U.S. over the Internet last year, compared with 107 billion pieces of first-class mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.

The company figures that more than 9.4 billion e-mails were exchanged daily in the U.S., and of that number, about 96 percent were unsolicited commercial e-mail, or spam.

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