The History of Email

January 3, 2014

The first email — or electronic message as it was called at the time — was sent by computer engineer Ray Tomlinson back in 1971. In celebration of the medium’s 40th birthday, the folks at ReachMail, an email delivery system, put together this infographic that highlights various points of interest in email’s evolution. It covers […]

Email History

Email History

October 25, 2013

So Electronic MAIL, literally meant the Electronic version of MAIL. What was MAIL in 1978? MAIL meant inter-office communications. Such a communication was called a “letter” or “memorandum” or “inter- intra-office mail”. A typical MAIL had the title of MEMORANDUM, with “To:”, “From:”, “Date:”, “Subject:”, “Cc:”, “Bcc:”, “Attachment”, elements. This was the meaning of MAIL. […]