Fingerprint recently released a report on the top 10 email clients.
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Data was collected from 250,000,000 email recipients using the Fingerprint analysis tool. This chart shows the top 10 email clients by market share. This wasc Compiled February 24th 2010.
The Top 10 are:
Email client (Market share)
1- Outlook (43%)
Outlook 2003 and earlier ( 34%)
Outlook 2007 (9%)
2- Hotmail (17%)
3- Yahoo! Mail (13%)
4- Gmail (5%)
5- Apple Mail (4%)
6- iPhone (4%)
7- Thunderbird (2.4%)
8- Windows Live Mail (Desktop) (2%)
9- AOL Mail (1.2%)
10- Lotus Notes (0.4%)
Does anything in this list surprise you?
Email clients are recorded when images are loaded within an email. Some email clients block external images, or are not capable of displaying HTML email. That includes non-current models of Blackberry, and other mobile devices unable to view HTML email. As a result these are not tracked and do not appear in the report.
Furthermore, the report only shows the top 10 email clients detected. In total there are over 3,000 different clients. Because of this diversity we recommend analyzing your own mailing lists to gain the most accurate information, since results can vary greatly depending on your lists’ demographics.