In the past people had a hard time trying to communicate with those who are miles away from them and for them to get in touch they used to write letters with no guarantee it will reach to the receiver but in case it does it will take days maybe months. As the time passed and technology has developed, something called Email has been created. According to Walter Ulrich (1980), E-mail is a way of forwarding a message content electronically and Its document is physically transmitted to its destination using transportation methods. Meaning that the contents of the messages is transformed into electrical signals and forwarded over communication channels for at least some portion of its journey. E-mail has been developed in conjunction with the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) in the late 1960s and early ’70s. ARPANET was the precursor to the modern internet that was built as a research project by the US Department of Defence. Original emails were text only, did not support having documents, photos or video attached to them, or even different fonts. It was only in the 1980s when ARPANET morphed into the current internet that email started to look like it does today (“Intro To E-mail”, n.d.).
Generally, E-mail gives people the ability to send or receive messages through communication networks such as the internet regardless of the network being worldwide or local. As anything else in this world, email has a system. Palme (1995) believes that many of the electronic mail systems are already connected together in networks, so that users can send mail to each other, regardless of which mail system each of them is connected to.He also thinks that In the future, almost all systems will be connected in this way. This means that all the electronic mail systems, when connected, behave as one large system. This large system may eventually be comparable in size and complexity to the world-wide international telephone network, but will have more advanced technical functions, and will be more of a data-processing system than the telephone network(Palme, 1995).