I’d say this isn’t surprising, but maybe it’s more like I’m just happy to read that I’m not alone in feeling this way.
…on average, people check their mail about five times a day, and a quarter of them cannot go without it for more than three days at a stretch. More than 4,000 people across 20 U.S. cities participated in the survey, carried out by AOL in partnership with Opinion Research. As many as 77 percent of respondents to the survey said they have more than one e-mail account. [...] For six out of 10 users even vacation is not the time to take a break from e-mail. Almost all of the respondents felt that it is very or somewhat important to have access to e-mail. About half of the respondents, or 47 percent, said they check their personal e-mail at work, albeit sporadically.