or e-mail, E-mail
- a system for sending messages from one individual to another via telecommunications links between computers or terminals using dedicated software: Communication by email is almost instantaneous.
- a message sent by email: Send me an email about that idea, and I'll get back to you.
- to send a message to by email: When you email me, don't forget to attach the documents.
Origin of email
Examples from the Web for e-mail
“For the record, I do not believe unions belong in government—including the police force,” Sherk said in an e-mail.The GOP and Police Unions: A Love Story
December 12, 2014
A phone message for Freundel at his synagogue was not returned, nor was an e-mail to his personal account.Accusations Pile Up on Top D.C. Rabbi Barry Freundel
Steven I. Weiss
October 15, 2014
Kushner, in an e-mail, said the reference came to her while she was writing.A Gay American Artist in Kaiser’s Berlin
Sarah Bay Williams
August 10, 2014
“Our review was conducted on all publications, not one single publication,” Haney said in an e-mail.Gagging the Corps: A Marine Commandant’s War on Newsprint
February 26, 2014
As BG spokesman Mark Todd told me in an e-mail this morning, “our position on Gaza Marine has not changed for some time.”Are These Gas Fields Israel’s Next Warzone?
February 7, 2014
Our e-mail reaches us as it reaches those to whom we send messages, even though most people have no idea how.
Determining the paths of an e-mail message is trivial for a machine, but almost impossible for a human being.
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Amelia Stratton Comfield
- short for electronic mail
- to contact (a person) by electronic mail
- to send (a message, document, etc) by electronic mail
Word Origin and History for e-mail
Even aerial navigation in 1999 was found too slow to convey and deliver the mails. The pneumatic tube system was even swifter, and with such facilities at hand it is not surprising that people in San Francisco received four daily editions of the Manhattan journals, although the distance between Sandy Hook and the Golden Gate is a matter of 3,600 miles. ["Looking Forward," Arthur Bird, 1899]
Associated Press style guide collapsed it to email 2011.
a type of pottery design pattern, c.1877, from French email (12c.), literally "enamel" (see enamel (n.)).
- A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network. E-mail is asynchronous and does not require the receiver of the message to be online at the time the message is sent or received. E-mail also allows a user to distribute messages to large numbers of recipients instantaneously.
- A message or messages sent or received by such a system.
E-mail has become one of the most widely used aspects of the Internet, because it provides a means of mass communication to almost anywhere in the world at high speed.