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  • It was an American Scientist of Indian Origin Who Invented e-mail

    It was an American Scientist of Indian Origin Who Invented e-mail

    Electronic mail most popularly known as e-mail is a method of exchanging digital message from an author to one or more recipients and this method of exchanging message or rather e-mail was invented 32 years ago.

    The credit for this invention goes to an Indian American V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system from the US government Aug 30, 1982.

    V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai was a student of Livingston High School in New Jersey, when he began his work on the email system for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In 1978, he developed a full-scale emulation of the interoffice mail system which he called 'E-mail' and copyrighted in 1982.

    The official US copyright notice for 'E-mail' is now with the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History (SINMAH).

    However, the claims Ayyadurai made for the invention led to controversy over his place in the history of computer technology, with some other people claiming to have invented e-mail.

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