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Email is more popular than snail mail, according NetValue.

The Internet measurement outfit claims that in January home Net users sent a staggering 550 million emails compared to just 258 million letters.

"This is a real milestone for email," said Alki Manias, MD of NetValue UK.

"Email has surpassed hundreds of years of domestic Royal Mail services in a few years" he said.

According to the experts UK Net users sent 452 million emails with an estimated 100 million Web mails on top in January.

That's it really. Not much else. ®

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