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Ray Tomlinson, the author of the first e-mail
Ray Tomlinson, the author of the first e-mail

The very first email message was sent by Ray Tomlinson in 1969 between two computers run by the US Defense Department. The message was supposed to say “LOG”, but the computer crashed after sending the letter “O”, so the first email was, simply, “LO”.

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