Account StatisticsIts interesting to check my account with periodically and see just how many emails I receive and how many of them are spam.
As of this morning, the count since 19th September 2004 is as follows:
Messages Processed 17937
Messages Forwarded 9470
Spam Percentage 47.2%
So I certainly think my fee to Spam Arrest has been worthwhile – and I also reflect on 9470 genuine emails in 8 months – and wonder how we all managed to survive in business before email came along.
I also reflect on the fact that my support team handle the vast majority of “operational” emails in the business – so what I am receiving is genuine enquiries and questions from clients, strategic alliance partners and suppliers – as well as my team, family and friends.
This has been described as the “age of information” and these statistics (shared in a blog – of course) seem to bear that out.
I wonder how we will be communicating in 10 years from now?


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.