Posts by "Angel Mendoza"

French Email Providers, compared to Europe

French Email Providers

In France, 30% of users rely on domestic French email providers. #ViveLaFrance

According to Litmus, Orange and SFR are among the five most popular email clients in France, with market shares of 26.6% and 9.3%, respectively.

This percentage resembles the number of users in #Italy that use Italian email providers such as TIM (Telecom Italia), Virgilio, and Libero. https://blog.shuttlecloud.com/italian-email-providers/

Germany prefers national email providers such as WEB.DE, GMX, Freenet.de, and Strato almost double as their French and Italian counterparts. https://blog.shuttlecloud.com/email-providers-in-germany/

In Spain, we depend on Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo for our consumer email needs. The days were someone had a Telefonica email are long gone. 

Gmail, 15+ years and running better than ever

Sixteen years ago, Google surprised many with Gmail’s launch, its own web-based email client. Now it’s the #1 client in the world.

According to Litmus, it now reigns supreme among email clients worldwide. Based on data collected from 1.09 billion emails opened, Gmail is #1, with 38% of the market share. Apple’s strong foothold on the desktop and mobile phone industry also provided it with a 38% market share when we combine both experiences together.

Gmail #1 Email Client in the World

With 1.5 billion users, Gmail has grown into one of Google’s most successful products and the most popular email client in the world.

Let’s see what the next years contribute to this dominance especially in the business email space https://blog.shuttlecloud.com/cloud-business-email-market-to-double-by-2024/

Email Providers in the Netherlands

Per a national email survey from Spotler Gmail and Hotmail (Outlook.com) are neck and neck as the most used email providers in the Netherlands.

While national providers like KPN and Ziggo are most popular among the older Dutch population.

Answer to which e-mail providers do you use in the Netherlands?

60% of people surveyed said they used Gmail, and another 60% said they used Hotmail.

Let’s remember that most people have more than one email account.

Some exciting conclusions, especially for web marketers, are the following:

  1. More than half of the Netherlands reads their emails on a smartphone
  2. 88% of Dutch people subscribe to at least one email newsletter in the past year
  3. 73% have bought something at least once in the past year due to a mailing list.

#2 and #3 are a result of email communication being considered a more diverse communication channel than social media. Primarily the subscription to email newsletters for discounts, brand interest, and a surprise when it’s your birthday.

Cloud Business Email Market to double by 2024

The cloud business email market will double by 2024. Led by GSuite (Google) and Office365 (Microsoft) — business email is expected to grow from $40 billion to $80 billion in just four years per a study by Radicati.

If your company is still maintaining on-premise infrastructure, you might be missing out on:

  • Lower deployment and implementation costs
  • A smaller IT department
  • Predictable ongoing costs
  • Refocusing IT resources for more valued projects
  • Higher uptime and a better product

With companies like open-Xchange via OX App Suite, Icewarp, and Zoho bringing different variables into the mix ( opensource, privacy, price points), the business email wars will be heating up in the next coming years.

Cloud business email market to double by 2024
Cloud business email market to double by 2024

Covid-19 impact on digital communications + our growing dependence on ISPs

  1. 93% of Americans view a significant interruption to their internet, cellphone service as a very or moderately big problem during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  2. 75% say they have used email or messaging services to communicate with others, while 70% report that they have searched online for information about the coronavirus. 
  3. 64% think the internet and phones will help but are not a replacement for face-to-face encounters.
  4. 16% report using the internet or email to connect with doctors or other medical professionals due to the outbreak.

These are some of the key findings from a Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults conducted online between March 19-24: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/03/31/americans-turn-to-technology-during-covid-19-outbreak-say-an-outage-would-be-a-problem/

Internet providers such as Comcast, Verizon, ATT, Charter, and Frontier have the growing responsibility to secure and improve their infrastructure. Allowing Hundreds of Millions to communicate, work from home, and especially not to freak out.

Finally, call me old school, but I agree with point #3. I subscribe to the adage that 80% of communication is non-vocal. Body language and tone cannot be replaced via digital communications. 

How Cyber Planking helps unite ShuttleCloud during the quarantine!

How the best work-from-home tool can be attempting to be human!

March 26th, 2020

We’re all here; it is unavoidable. Current world events have most of us and our teams working from home. There are millions of articles on how to be productive remotely, how to set up your home office, and what are the best tools to use.

What I find missing are articles on how to keep your culture going, how to stay “human” and not become virtual avatars. How to keep the unique identifiers that make our teams special and make us bond at the workplace.

One of ShuttleCloud’s core values is“we are in the trenches, together,”we are a team that helps each other out. Don’t get me wrong; you can still do this remotely. I know remote companies that do this every day.

However, how do you adapt if this is your new reality? In a team full of camaraderie, high fives, and jokes, what can we do?

Spoiler: I don’t have a definite answer, but I have cyber planking:

Our founder Eduardo, taking on the challenge

Yes, every day at 12:33 pm, the ShuttleCloud team unites, we put our laptops down, see our faces in a non-meeting environment, make a joke or two, and then we plank:

Rafa having a great laugh!

What’s been even better are people who are not planking joining in. Why? I guess it’s because we are in the trenches together.

Tomas uses his baby as a weight

All you need is the following:

  • Your favorite video conference software
  • A designated timer (they do not get to plank 😞)
  • And once somebody falls, have them shout out their name.

And of course, make it into a challenge:

Competition makes everything better, we compete individually and by tiers

Recap on Slack included:

Carlos does a great job as our timekeeper

In the spirit of competition, our team average is 2:52, with a median of 2:46. I want to call out our friends at SheetGo & MarketGoo (fully-remote team, not sure about fit) and get their times.

I would also like to remind leaders not solely to focus on productivity tools in these coming months but also to keep in mind the well being of your teams. Let your culture and values guide you.

So stay safe, keep productive, and be “human” as best you can.

Our team just can’t beat Uma’s (Ryan’s dog) time:

Ryan's dog Uma is our plank champion!

Italian Email Providers

Italiaonline, the parent company of both Libero and Virgilio mail, has a solid footing in the Italian email market. With more than 11.1 million monthly users, it is the preferred email provider over both Outlook and Yahoo.

According to data from Audiweb / Nielsen, the breakdown of monthly active users in Italy is the following:

  1. Gmail – 19.2 million users
  2. Virgilio and Libero – 11.1 million users
  3. Outlook – 6.2 million users
  4. TIM (Telecom Italia) – 4.0 million users 
  5. Yahoo! – 2.0 million users

German Email Providers

The business market in Germany has always been fascinating to me — Email providers are no different. The main email providers in the German Email Market: Deutsche Telekom & United Internet AG (WEB.DE, GMX, Freenet.de, Strato)  launched “E-mail made in Germany” initiatives in 2013 and those efforts have not been in vain.

Per a study by Convios Consulting GmbH around 67% of German Internet users have their main email inbox provided by a German Provider. Das ist gut!

GMX (25.3%), WEB.DE (23.9%), Gmail (14.8%), Outlook (9.3%), T-Online (8.4%), 1&1 (3.6%), Freenet (2.5%)

The Global Email Market

The email market keeps growing at a steady pace and will reach nearly 5 billion users by 2024.

It was in October of 2018 that Gmail announced it had reached 1.5 billion active accounts: https://twitter.com/gmail/status/1055806807174725633

The worldwide email user market also follows suit. According to the Radicati Group, email is expected to grow to 4.4 billion unique users by 2024. 

Email accounts are also expected to reach 1.86 accounts per person. I, for one, already have five (two business and three personal).

Angel Mendoza

Vice President

The 10 Most Popular Email Providers in Germany

With more than 71 million active internet users, Germany is one of the most mature and attractive markets for the internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms of the world.

Email is one of the most popular services companies offer in this market. There are dozens of email providers in Germany, but what are the most popular email services there? According to a survey done by Statista, titled Leading 10 e-mail providers in Germany in 2015, these are the email providers with the most users:

iCloud

10. iCloud

Apple’s email service is used by 0.4% of users in Germany.

Yahoo-Mail

9. Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail, one of the most popular service of the big american company, ranks in ninth place. It is used by 1.19% of German internet users. Yahoo has been in the news recently because it is looking to sell its internet businesses, which include services such as Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! News!, and Yahoo! Mail.

1and1

8. 1&1

1&1 is one of the world’s leading web hosting providers. It currently offers a wide range of web hosting products, including email solutions and high-end servers in 10 different countries. It is owned by United Internet, a German internet service provider.

2.68% of German users have an email account with 1&1.

7. Gmail

Gmail is the most popular email service in the world, with more than 1 billion active users monthly.

In Germany, 4.08% of those surveyed use Gmail.

6. Freenet

The telecom and web content provider Freenet AG offers a powerful email service too. It is used by 4.37% of German internet users.

American Online (AOL)

5. AOL

This American company, which was acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion in 2015, has more than 9 million monthly visits in Germany. It is used by 5.17% of users.

Outlook

4. Outlook

Microsoft’s email service enjoys good health in Germany. It ranks in fourth and is used by 8.15% of the people surveyed.

Telekom-Online

3. T-Online

This German telecom company’s email service is used by 11.63% of German internet users. Email is certainly a valuable service for the Bonn-based company, which is working hard to be “the leading European telecommunications provider,” according to its CEO.

Web.de

2. Web.de

The internet portal Web.de, owned by 1&1, is one of the most popular email providers in Germany. In fact, email is the company’s most recognizable service, used by 26.44% of German email users.

GMX

1. GMX

27.34% of people surveyed by Statista said that their email provider is GMX.de. GMX.de has more than 13 million users in total and, like its rivals Web.de and T-online, pays special attention to its service’s security.

It’s key to highlight that the top three email providers—T-Online.deWeb.de, and GMX.de—are the companies that launched the “Email Made in Germany” initiative, an initiative based on a set of measures to increase customers’ account security.

According to Deutsche Telekom and United Internet, “GMX, T-Online, and Web.de users automatically encrypt data over all transmission paths,” and the companies offer “peace of mind that data is handled in compliance with German data privacy laws.”