Email is so yesterday. Or is it?

Reports of its demise are full of spam.

The number of emails sent and received per day worldwide totaled more than 200 billion in 2015. A report from the Radacati Group expects almost 250 billion emails to be received and sent four years from now.

As for how people use email with their financial advisors, a Morningstar study revealed that 30% preferred weekly emails from their advisor. Another 37% preferred monthly emails. Just 20% liked a quarterly email update; only 9% wanted annual emails.

See how much you know about email. Take this 3 minute quiz, Jeopardy champions and wannabes, and see the answer key at the bottom:

1. What year was the term email first used?

____  1999
____  1967
____  1982
____  1984

2.  Under which U.S. President was the CAN-SPAM Act signed into law?

____   Bill Clinton
____   George H.W. Bush
____   George Bush
____   Teddy Roosevelt

3.   When was Microsoft Outlook introduced?

____  2001
____  1955
____  1997
____  Who cares?

4.  Who played Tom Hank’s male sidekick in the 1998 movie “You’ve Got Mail”?

____    Billy Crystal
____    Greg Kinnear
____    Jared Leto
____    Peter Scolari

5.  When did the word SPAM first appear in the Oxford English Dictionary?

____  1440
____  1900
____  1977
____  1998

6.  As of 2016, Gmail was less than 10 years old.

____   True
____   False

7.  The Associated Press officially declared “email” to be “e-mail” in 2011.

____   Looks right
____   Looks wrong

8.  Who sent the world’s first email in 1971?

____   Ray Tomlinson
____   LaDainian Tomlinson
____   Louis Tomlinson
____   Tom Hanks

9.  The first electronic advertisement was sent in the late 1970s.

____  True
____  False

10.  Everybody checks email on smartphones every day all the time.

____  True
____  False

Answer Key: (1) 1982. (2) Bill Clinton was President in 1998, although Teddy Roosevelt might have enjoyed a canned Spam after his many evenings on horseback. (3) 1997. (4) Greg Kinnear. Peter Scolari was Tom Hanks’ pal on the TV show “Bosom Buddies”. (5) 1998. The Guttenberg Bible first appeared in 1440. (6) True. Google pushed out Gmail in 2007. (7) Looks wrong. “Email” without the dash is the AP way. (8) Ray Tomlinson. (9) True. (10) Well, practically all the time. Infographic presented by Reachmail.