most popular email clients

The Top 10 Most Popular Email Clients of 2016

2016 brought significant changes in the email world, proving once again that the medium is still alive and kicking. This year saw the launch of a new version of iOS (iOS 10) and the Yahoo! Mail Android app dropping support for media queries. The biggest news of 2016 for email geeks? Gmail supporting <style> and media queries, effectively supporting responsive design. See what else you need to know for 2017.

mobile-friendly email

Mobile Holds At 56% For October Email Market Share

Every month, we track opens from more than 1 billion emails using Litmus’ Email Analytics and share the trends we observe in various email clients and environments for email client market share. In October, our top categories stayed the same from September, with mobile opens holding strong at 56%, desktop at 17%, and webmail at 27%.

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Desktop + Webmail Increase For August 2016 Market Share

Every month, we track opens from more than 1 billion emails sent using Litmus’ Email Analytics and share the trends we observe in various email clients and environments for email client market share. In August, mobile opens dropped back down to 55%, desktop opens decreased to 18%, and webmail opens increased to 28%.

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Mobile Back Up To 56% For July 2016 Email Market Share

Every month, we track opens from more than 1 billion emails sent using Litmus’ Email Analytics and share the trends we observe in various email clients and environments for email client market share. In July, mobile opens jumped back up to 56%, desktop opens decreased to 17%, and webmail opens held at 27%.

Mobile Dominates March Market Share As Trends Continue

Every month, we track opens from more than 1 billion emails sent using Litmus’ Email Analytics and share the trends we observe in various email clients and environments. March market share maintained the mobile growth we saw in February, with mobile email at 55%, webmail maintaining at 26%, and desktop opens maintained at 19%. Let’s take a more in-depth look at what’s shifting and what’s not for the month of March.

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Where do GMX and WEB.DE users open email? [Infographic]

Users of free web-based email services, like GMX and WEB.DE, typically have IMAP access to their messages, making their email accessible from virtually any email client they choose. Breaking down GMX and WEB.DE opens will help you identify optimization efforts in those clients. To dive deep into GMX and WEB.DE opens, we analyzed over 1.2 million opens from webmail accounts to examine the behavior and preferences of their users.

Where Should You Focus Your Testing Efforts?

Between buggy support for HTML and CSS, spelling errors, bad links, missing images, and other potential blunders, it’s crucial to test your email campaigns before every single send. But, where should you focus your testing efforts? With so many email apps available (not to mention the different versions of each), it’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to test every possible combination. Looking at open data for your audience is the key to narrowing down where you should be focusing your testing efforts.