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Email: Where it's Come From, Where It's Going, and How Mr Mail Will Get You There

  (March 30, 2012)

(PRWEB UK) 30 March 2012

Email has come a long way, from its humble roots in the 70's to cloud computing. Zimbra mail offers users unique tools with regards to the latter, and now with free mailboxes from Mr Mail, a UK-based company, in addition to its email and cloud services for home and business, anyone can take advantage of what the Zimbra platform offers.

When last do you remember posting a letter? For most of us that seems like a very long time ago, and for those who are younger we may have never done that in our life. That's how much email has changed our world.

Although there are many precursors, email, as we know it today, is credited to a computer engineer named Ray Tomlinson who, in 1971, was hired by the United States Department of Defense to better a primitive form of email that allowed users of the same computer to send text messages to another by putting the message in the user's directory.

It ran on something called ARPANET, an Internet precursor for the military and educational institutions. Tomlinson wanted to get messages to send between users of different computers. To get it to work he coded the @ sign into the message program, a simple choice since it means 'at' and he wanted to send a message to someone 'at' a specific computer.

It became so widely used that in two years 75 percent of ARPANET's traffic was email. Soon various companies in the 80's began to use it internally. As the Internet grew and became commercial in the 90's, so email became commercialised and has become the most widely used and most obvious form of communication.

Email allows us to connect instantly and without hassle. It's incredibly reliable no mail getting lost in the post. It's incredibly quick and has a wide variety of uses business, a chat with friends, or a message of love to the family. It's made our daily tasks so much quicker, easier, and more convenient.

Unlike before, now you don't need to spend an hour at the post office every day getting your letters sent. You don't need to wait for the postman to arrive. You don't need to phone around looking for someone, leaving them messages, hoping they will call back. Simply send them an email and what you needed to communicate has been communicated.

It's hard now to think of a world without email. One wonders if Tomlinson ever thought it would become what it is today and how it's evolving.

Cloud computing allows users to store and read email on a server which can be accessed from anywhere in the world through Internet browsers. Zimbra provides email, documents, calendar, contacts and other useful tools that can be plugged in and accessed from anywhere. It can work off mobile too and can be used on any OS be it Windows, Mac or Linux. It can also synchronise with applications such as Microsoft Outlook, if desired.

Mr Mail is a UK-based company that now provides free and paid Zimbra mailboxes to anyone in the world. With the free mailboxes users get a lot of features and can upgrade these at a very competitive price. The company offers a personalised service that caters to specific needs, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. It's how email is evolving.

About Mr Mail
Mr Mail is a UK based company that provides cloud hosting and related solutions to businesses throughout the world. Since 1995, Mr Mail has provided personalised online and ICT services to its clients with highly competitive pricing. For more information, please visit

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