Issue No.02 - April-June (2008 vol.30)
Craig Partridge , BBN Technologies
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2008.32
Development and evolution of the technologies and standards for Internet email took more than 20 years, and arguably is still under way. The protocols to move email between systems and the rules for formatting messages have evolved, and been largely replaced at least once. This article traces that evolution, with a focus on why things look as they do today.
Electronic mail, Internet, multimedia communication, protocols
Craig Partridge, "The Technical Development of Internet Email", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.30, no. 2, pp. 3-29, April-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2008.32