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

On 7/24/2015 11:21 AM, Vint Cerf wrote:
> Oxford English Dictionary looking for early usage of the term "email"

The OED entry appears to reflect what can be documented.

There was quite a bit of research attempted during the recent brouhaha
over who invented email.  While yes, there were various terms in use at
least during the early and mid-70s that had the string 'mail', no one
could find the string "email" (or e-mail) that early.

In fact in terms of documentation, there is a reasonable chance that
Shiva can lay claim to first use, though I believe none of us believe he
really was the first user of the term.

Certainly by the late 1970s the term became quite common.


Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking