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

    > Oxford English Dictionary looking for early usage of the term "email"

Well, going on the thought that they likely wanted a published reference, I
immediately turned to the RFC's. I looked at almost every RFC with 'mail' in
the name, but as of 1978 (after their cited first use), the term 'electronic
mail' still had not appeared.

The term in use in the ARPANET community seems to have been 'network mail';
so I would expect that 'electronic mail' originated elsewhere, and only
became the common name in the ARPANET/Internet community once it was the de
facto name everywhere else.