SMS and instant messenger are something that we now take for granted, but nowadays many of us still use it as the main communication method to send and receive files online.
Do you know that the alias symbol @ was included in 1885 on the keyboard, the keyboard was from the first typewriter. Until 1971, Ray Tomlinson used it as the division within the first ever e-mail message sent in the world.
Yet, many of us do not know how it works and the story of it! Today, we will have a look at the process of how your e-mails are sent and received, in other words how does the email work. From infographic from infographiclabs showing below will give you the history of e-mail over a period of about 5 decades from 1960s-2000s and the most popular webmail providers (Yahoo Mail, Windows Live Mail, Gmail, Aol Mail).
On November 15th 2010, Facebook offers a new messaging tool. It is a new Facebook service which not only allow users to have @facebook.com e-mail addresses, but intends to integrate the three forms of communication into one inbox that is accessible from PCs or mobile phones.
The infographic also touches on the growth of e-mail spam, and geographical origins of spam.