Email is Still Cool
You may think with Instant messengers, chat programs, social networks, and the growing mobile community that email is a thing of the past. Not so, according to statistics that come out during the year, including one that stated over 100 trillion emails were sent in 2010 from 1.9 billion people. Of course, around 80% of this was mostly spam, but it's a telling indicator that even with the emergence of more and more communication and collaboration software, we will still most likely fall back to emailing.
And what's not to like about it? You can send messages to anyone at anytime, as long as they have a valid email address. Email addresses are used as usernames and confirmation details for website sign ups, as well as being an alternative way of getting a hold of someone. For most people, their email account also ties them in with their provider's other services, like chat programs, calendars, and even their mobile phones.
One great thing about email is the ability to add attachments - files, documents, pictures, and sometimes even programs to otehr people like our friends and family. Most of the time, these are easily accessible from the email itself; however sometimes these attachments are actually malicious threats in disguise. No matter what you use your email for - whether personal or professional - you need to have some soft of protection in the security of an email attachment.