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

On 07/24/2015 04:29, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>     > 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.

This is completely anecdotal, but Mike Padlipsky never used the term
"e-mail" without adding "or netmail as we called it when we were
inventing it."  This was years after the fact, but he definitely
preferred the earlier term.

Ted Faber, Computer Scientist, USC/ISI

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