Friday Features - Email Addresses

An email address may seem like the most simple thing in the world, yet it is one of the most important methods for communicating with employees and vendors. That’s why Escape Online performs basic validation on email address.

Way back in 2008, a study of over 50,000 email addresses found that the mean length was 23 characters, with only 3 out of the 50,496 addresses being greater than 47 characters. Fast forward to 2015, where a study of 90 million email addresses found the average was 21.9 characters, with 80% shorter than 28 characters and 95% shorter than 31 characters. Fast forward again to today and you will find that email addresses are growing in length. We now have customers with requirements that far exceed those quaint times. My how things change!

To keep up with the times, we expanded the length of employee and vendor email addresses, up to 75 characters. Let’s take a look.


There are two things I want you to notice about this screen capture.

  • The first email address is missing the dot com part of the address. That’s why you see the validation error.

  • The length of the correct email address looks enormous! Actually, it is only 57 characters, which means there is plenty of room for it to grow!

Thank you Ventura COE for working with us to come up with this new accommodating length!