|I ran a little statistics experiment over my Gmail inbox and here are the results:|
Mails that I haven't gotten replies to and mails I did have, are in ratio ~1/13.
In those mails not replied to, mails WITH someone in Cc and mails WITHOUT anyone in Cc are in ratio of ~2/11.
Now, this sounded all obvious - the more recipients you address your e-mail, the higher are the chances you will get a reply, right? Right, but not quite. :)
For the last 2 months, I've created a imaginary CEO assistant e-mail account named Alex. I've Cc-ed Alex to all my mails and Alex has not directed any mails to anyone, nor received any as To recepient. Select few contacts were exempt from the experiment, but that's taken into statistical account. So, Alex has basically been completely non-interactive in all this, besides being in Cc.
After two months, mails that I haven't gotten replies to and mails I did have, are now in ratio ~1/22.
I have my own explanation of the phenomena, but I'd like to hear yours.