Ray Tomlinson, a computer scientist in Massachusetts, wrote a computer program that let people to send e-mails.
MAIL& MLFL were added to FTP program to provide standard network transport capabilites for email transmission.
The @ symbol is invented.
The @ symbol is invented by Ray Tomlinson.
UNIX operating system
The DARPA program manager Steve Walker intiated a project at RAND to develop an MSG email capability for the UNIX operating system.
First university to offer email
SFU was among the first universities to offer email as a general service to faculty, staff, & students using the message command on the MTS mainframe system.
The American Library Association will inaugurate Alanet, a new electronic & information service.
How email got popular.
Steve Dorner invents an Education application that gave a popular face to email by providing a graphical user interface for email management.
The first email realease on Lotus Notes.
The first release of Lotus Notes email software. 35,000 copies are sold in the first year.
Third email release
Microsoft releases Internet Mail &News 1.0, a feature of its third release of Internet Explorer. Later renamed outlook.
Email world wide
About 10 million users world wide have free web mail accounts.
Microsoft over Hotmail
Microsoft buys over Hotmail $400m.
Email's 30th anniversary
Email celebrates its 30th anniversary with virtually every business in the developed world signed on.
Spam Legislation Law
Congress had considred spam legislation for more than five years.
CAN SPAM act
Federal Trade Comminsion published regulations which define the relevant criteria to determine wheter the primary purpose of an electronic mail message is "commerical" & thus soon message is subject to the provisions of the CAN SPAM act.
Email has made communication easy in the business world, it has also helped long distant family members in contact. Also email is cheaper than phone.