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

It does sound more like a term a journalist would create than an engineer, since to our minds it really isn?t *electronic*.

> On Jul 24, 2015, at 10:48, Ted Faber <faber at ISI.EDU> wrote:
> 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.
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