Mobile e-mail users India 2011-2018

Internet usage in India has exceeded half a billion people and was estimated to reach over 600 million users in 2019. Mobile phones were the preferred platform to access the internet across the country. Email was the most used feature on the mobile phones by the citizens. The number of mobile email users across the south Asian country was almost 68 million in 2013 and was estimated to reach over 200 million in 2018.


Even though the country had a relatively low percentage of unsolicited spam e-mails as share of the worldwide spam volume, the number of cybercrimes has grown steadily. There were over 120 crimes related to email hacking and almost 50 data theft crimes in 2017. Bengaluru is regarded as the cyber crime capital of the nation. The high number of cyber crimes could be linked to the fact that the city is also the technology capital of the country. The lone understaffed cybercrime station in the city has caused some issues and concerns due to the large number of reported cases.

Cyber security

The Information Act 2000 is the primary law that deals with cybercrimes in the country. The Ministry of Home Affairs aimed to implement the ‘Cyber-crime prevention against women and children’ scheme to reduce internet crimes against women and children. The country was ranked 23rd in the UN Global Cybersecurity Index in 2017 and aims to make it to the top ten list in the near future.

Number of mobile e-mail users in India from 2011 to 2018

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Release date

October 2014



Survey time period

2011 to 2013

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