ICM's latest research has found that 50% of people aged 25 to 34 believe they couldn't cope without email access. Some 41% of teens relied upon email, while 44% of those aged 35 to 44 found it vital:
The South East was the most email-reliant region, with 43% of people telling the poll for software firm Nasstar they relied on it.
Wales was the lowest, with only 34% saying email was vital to them. More women than men - 41% compared with 38% - said they would be lost without access to their inbox.
The results are interesting, especially during a period where spam (junk e-mail) now accounts for the vast majority of messages. More @ BBC News Online.