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Key moments in the history of email

KEYMOMENTS in the HISTORY of E-MAIL 1971 Raymond Tomlinson, U.S. programmer, allegedly sent "QWERTYUIOP" as the first network email, using the @ symbol to denote sending messages from one device to another 1976 Queen Elizabeth was one of the first heads of state to send an e-mail using ARPANET (the computer network that eventually morphed into the internet) from her account with user name "HME2" 1978 Online advertising was born through e-mail: a marketer from Digital Equipment Corporation sent an email to most of the ARPANET's American west coast users, advertising new model of a DEC computer 1985 Government and military employees, students and academic professionals were common email users in the mid-1980s 1991 World Wide Web was born 1997 hotmail Microsoft purchased Hotmail for approximately $400 million 1998 "Spam" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary 2003 : BlackBerry Blackberry 850 and 857 revolutionized mobile platform by concentrating on email 2008 President Barack Obama became the first president to use mobile email and admit his addiction to his BlackBerry 2011 A study finds the worst email passwords are “password" and "123456". Others worthy of note: "QWERTY", "monkey" and "letmein" 2013 There are 3.9 billion accounts in 2013, with expected growth to over 4.9 billion accounts by the end of 2017 Approximately 300 billion emails are sent per day Roughly 78% of them are spam wwW.NEOMOBILE-BLOG.COM Sources:

Key moments in the history of email

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