===Email has come a long way. In its 40-years as a form of communication, email has changed from being only owned by über nerdy computer scientists to one of the most common ways to keep in touch.
Although email as a mode of communication was around for ten years before the term “email” was actually coined, we now count on it in our daily lives. In fact, the use of email has become so pervasive that the Oxford English Dictionary recently added a slew of email acronyms to its official canon.===
And finally, just this year, the AP Stylebook, a.k.a. the holy book of all (or most) journalists, amended the spelling of e-mail to email.Edit
As the Internet became available to more people, both privately and through company connections, the email facilities available to users have evolved from the proprietary email systems available within company networks and via host-based systems through to the current trend of "Intranets" which are effectively private mini-Internets, using the standards-based Internet services, such as mail & web servers in place of proprietary ones. Edit
Since 1995 both the Internet and email have been 'hot' topics. But when one cuts away the hype, one realizes that email itself is not new. What is relatively new however is that email is now: Edit