Have the Messiest Desk in America? Hotmail is Looking for You - Page 2
Americans admit cleaning out their inbox ranks among their top three most dreaded chores, alongside scrubbing the toilet and cleaning out the litter box.
Since 2006, while the industry average of real spam has dropped from 35% of the inbox to 4%, this unwanted “gray mail” has remained at about 15%. Dealing with this type of mail is a challenge because this is email that people have opted into receiving. Most people say that email is their preferred way for interacting with businesses and online services, and in fact, the top three reasons that people use email involve commercial senders. Unfortunately, at the same time, the unwanted email they receive from these companies is one of their biggest pain points.
Nearly 60% of people say that the volume of spam and junk mail they receive is a problem, and many people actually feel that they are missing emails because of the clutter.
So Hotmail wants to help you get your inbox cleaned up, regardless of the contest. There is an easy way to clean out your inbox. Delete, delete, delete. Done and done.
I like the bit at the end of the contest description over at the Hotmail blog: "Now, go sign up for the contest and remember if you make a mess of your home just for the pictures, you’ll still have to clean it up. Hotmail can only do so much." I'm pretty sure a lot of people will be doing just that. Of course, what's the point if you are making a mess where there is none just to have someone come clean it? Seems a little lonely to me. At least now, my messy desk at work doesn't seem as futile and crazy since there is a contest to support it.
The whole contest is being run through the Hotmail Facebook page.