National Email Day

National Email Day

National Email Day is observed annually to commemorate the important role email plays in our lives. Email Day is celebrated on 23 April. Email has made our everyday life easier. With the help of email, we can easily send messages to anyone, anywhere in the world, within seconds. The day is celebrated to appreciate the convenience of email as it makes it easier to connect with friends and family and conduct business with customers around the world. It is estimated that approximately 250 to 300 billion emails are sent and received daily, making email the single largest means of communication.

Email has become an essential part of our lives. Earlier we used to send messages through post office which took weeks, months to go and arrive, now messages can be sent and received instantly because of email messages. With the help of email, we can easily send documents, photos and videos in just a few clicks. When we used to send offline messages through post, it used to cost us a lot of time and money, but through email, we can send free messages within the country and abroad

History of Email

The first email was sent in 1971 by a man named Ray Tomlinson to the US government’s ARPANET, an experimental messaging system. First email was used to communicate with researchers and academics, gradually its popularity continued to grow rapidly, which is the world’s largest means of communication.

By the 1980s, email had become a prominent tool in universities, laboratories, and other educational institutions. With the development of the Internet, there was a revolution in email as well and gradually email clients and services started emerging.
In the 1990s, companies such as Yahoo and Hotmail offered free email accounts, making it easier for the general public to send and receive messages to friends and family.

Who is the real founder of email?

Ray Tomlinson

Email was invented by Ray Tomlinson. Ray Tomlinson created the first email program. Ray Tomlinson was born on April 23, 1941, in New York City to a computer engineer. He worked in IBM and BBN Technologies and many other companies. In the 1970s, Tomlinson worked for the US government’s ARPANET experimental messaging system, creating the first email program he called SNDMSG. Tomlinson died on March 5, 2016, at the age of 74.