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[ih] Any suggestions for first uses of "e-mail" or "email"?

I believe there was considerable discussion of this on the sigcis.org list back when the guy claimed to have invented at a young age.  I think the sigcis.org archive can be accessed without  a password.

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On Jul 24, 2015, at 5:21 AM, Vint Cerf <vint at google.com> wrote:

> Oxford English Dictionary looking for early usage of the term "email"
> http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/07/oed-appeals-email/
>         Before email was email it was electronic mail. Although
>         the shorter form is by far the more common name today, the full
>         form electronic mail of course came first (otherwise how would
>         anybody know what the 'e' meant?). It was only as people became
>         more familiar with the system that they could shorten this to
>         the snappier email. E- is now used in this way to form a
>         plethora of technology words such as e-commerce and e-book, but
>         email is where it all began.  The OED currently has a first
>         quotation for electronic mail in this sense from 1975; the
>         shorter email is first attested four years later, in 1979.
>         Although this doesn't seem like a very large gap in time, it
>         seems unlikely that the 1979 quotation represents the coinage of
>         email, taken as it is from a professional journal: 1979
>         Electronics 7 June 63 (heading) Postal Service pushes ahead with
>         E-mail.
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