What Was the First Email Message?

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On May 24, 1844, Samuel Morse sent a telegraph message and famously asked: “What hath G-d wrought?”

Do you know who sent the first email or the message it conveyed?

In 1971, Ray Tomlinson sent the first email message.  It was “QWERTYUIOP.”  M. Bellis, “The History of Email” (ThoughtCo. Aug. 4, 2017).

“The first email was sent between two computers that were actually sitting beside each other. …”    Id.

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