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The History of Email

THE HISTORY OF IT'S EMAIL'S 40TH ANNIVER- SARY! EMAIL 1971: 1976: 1978: 1982: 1982: Computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sends the first electronic mail message". Queen Elizabeth Il becomes the first head of state to send an electronic mail message. The first electronically- sent advertisement goes out, over a network of government and university computers. The word "email" is first used. The first- ever smiley "emoticon is invented by Scott Fahlman. QUERTYUIOP *SEND* LOL UTF SEND "Tomlinson has since forgotten what the message said ( 1998: The word "spam" is added to the Oxford English Dictionary. ( 1998: Wamer Bros. releases You've Got Mail, which tops $250 million at the box office. ( 1997: Microsoft Outlook is released. ( 1997: Microsoft buys Hotmail for about $400 million. ( 1989: Radio man Elwood Edwards records AOL's iconic "Welcome," File's done," SPAM. "Goodbye," & "You've got mail!" > 2004: > 2004: 2003: On an episode of "The Simpsons," Homer reveals his email address, chunkylover53@ aol.com. 1999: 2003: A fraudulent email claiming that Bill Gates plans to share his wealth with Internet users begins to circulate. It is forwarded by George W. Bush signs into law the CAN-SPAM Act, the US' first national standards for sending commercial emails. LOL and other Internet FTC codifies email spam laws. acronyms are officially recognized in the Oxford English Dictionary. millions. LMAO!!!!!!!! 1 2008: | 2007: ( 2007: ( 2004: Presidential candidate Barack Obama compiles a database of over 13 million email addresses. Anti-phishing security protocol DKIM is adopted by the Internet Engineering Task Force. Google makes Gmail available to the public worldwide. (2005: SPF, the first technology that verifies email senders' identities, is established. Multimedia emails are introduced after the MMS World Congress in Vienna. VOTE 4 ME DD >2011: The Associated Press Stylebook changes "e-mail" to "email." REACHMAIL | ReachMail.com SOURCES: 1971, Ray Tomlinsoe NPR; "The Man Who Mada You Put Away Your Pen" 2009 - 1976, queen: ABC News Online; "Queen Elizabeth sent her first emailin 1976, 2006 - 1998, You've Got Mal: Box Office Mojo: You've Got Mail - 2007, DKIM: Network World;"Powerful new arntiphishing weapon DKIM emerges" 2008 - 2008, Obama: The New York Times "Melding Obama's Web to a YouTube Presidency." 2009

The History of Email

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This infographic provides a brief history and timeline of email since it's advent in 1971. It shows the technological advancements since it began and the use of email through time.

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