electronic mail


: email

Examples of electronic mail in a Sentence

They communicate frequently by electronic mail.
Recent Examples on the Web The Act at Civil Code Section 4910 bars taking action outside of board meetings except for emergencies, and bars conducting meetings via electronic mail. Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Sep. 2023 The upper layers included advanced capabilities and applications, such as electronic mail and directory services. James Pelkey, IEEE Spectrum, 27 Mar. 2023 Vendors were able to demonstrate OSI standards for network management and electronic mail, but instead of products for sale, the 10,000 or so attendees saw mostly demonstrations of prototypes—a marginal improvement on Autofact ’85. James Pelkey, IEEE Spectrum, 27 Mar. 2023 Ray Tomlinson invented electronic mail (email) in 1971. Alex George, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Viewers are introduced to the various welcome screens within each service, followed by a walk-through of the login process and a tour of the primary tools available: most notably, electronic mail, newsgroups/Usenet, Web browsing, bookmarking features, chat features, and transmitting files via FTP. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 13 Dec. 2020 With a team led by his high-school friend Dr. Crocker, Dr. Cerf helped to develop a protocol that allowed diverse computers to exchange data and electronic mail through a network called ARPANET. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2022 The sheriff’s office announced June 29 that the teen was being charged with misuse of electronic mail and disturbing school activities, both misdemeanors. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 13 July 2022 Even through electronic mail, the courage, determination, and strength of Ukrainian brands were palpable. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 18 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electronic mail was in 1975

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“Electronic mail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronic%20mail. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

electronic mail

: e-mail
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