electronic mail


Definition of electronic mail

: email

Examples of electronic mail in a Sentence

They communicate frequently by electronic mail.
Recent Examples on the Web Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted. The Christian Science Monitor, "Terms of Service and Legal Information," 3 Jan. 2017 So if the request was sent by electronic mail, the public body must respond by e-mail. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Bottle deposits would expand to water, juice containers under bill introduced in Legislature," 4 Feb. 2018 Mark Bryan Parks, 26, of the 2200 block of Pine Street, was charged Monday in a Baltimore County warrant with electronic mail harassment. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Harford County police blotter," 21 Dec. 2017 There’s so much joy wrapped up in good old electronic mail, the medium can’t be dragged down by spam, Slack, HTML formatting, and all of the other evil forces that conspire to crush it. Wired Staff, WIRED, "But Your Emails," 8 Dec. 2017 Ars took a deep dive into the history of e-mail, including how on the ARPAnet, the predecessor to the Internet, electronic mail conventions were well-established by the mid-1970s. David Kravets, Ars Technica, "1st Amendment wins in self-proclaimed e-mail inventor’s Techdirt libel suit," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of electronic mail

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electronic mail was in 1975

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20 Jan 2021

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“Electronic mail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronic%20mail. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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