A researcher recently found a security flaw in certain iPhone models that would allow hackers to view email attachments that are supposed to be encrypted. Mobile email has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, so it makes sense that people would be concerned about the privacy and security of these devices. But just how big of an issue is mobile email security?
In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 54% of respondents said they have a cell phone with access to their email account. Another 15% have a tablet device with email access. And 3% said they have another type of mobile device. Just 29% don’t currently have access to mobile email. In a February 2013 survey, 36% did not have access to mobile email.
Of those with access, 37% said they check email on their mobile devices multiple times per day. 27% said they check mobile email about once per day. 13% check it at least once per week. 13% said they rarely check their mobile email. And just 9% said they never do.
In general, 59% said their mobile email account is just used for personal reasons. 30% said they use mobile email for both personal and work reasons. And 5% just use mobile email for work purposes.
So how big of an issue is the security behind these devices? Just 25% of mobile email users said they are very concerned about privacy and security. 49% said they are somewhat concerned about mobile email security. 21% said they are not very concerned. And 5% said they are not concerned about it at all.
You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.
What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.
Results were collected on May 8 via AYTM’s online survey panel.