Ray Tomlinson

Raymond Samuel Tomlinson (April 23, 1941 – March 5, 2016) was a pioneering American computer programmer who implemented the first email program on the ARPANET system, the precursor to the Internet, in 1971; he is internationally known and credited as the inventor of email. Continue reading

ARPANET Sends the First Electronic Mail Message

The second ARPANET email message using the @ ("at") sign was sent by computer engineer, Ray Tomlinson at BBN Technologies Continue reading

First Electronic Mail Message Sent

The first electronic mail message was sent by Ray Tomlinson to himself as a test of the ARPANET's messaging capabilities Continue reading

Guide to Email Etiquette

Guide to E-mail Etiquette was written by Bernie Greenberg of Symbolics Incorporated, located in Woburn, MA, USA on April 11, 1984. Continue reading