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Who is known as the Father of Email?

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Ray Tomlinson is known as the father of email.

  • He was an American computer programmer.
  • Nowadays email is an essential means of communication for individuals, businesses, and organizations globally.

About email

  • The first email message ever sent was a test message sent by Ray Tomlinson to himself. The message was something along the lines of "QWERTYUIOP."
  • Tomlinson chose the '@' symbol to separate the user’s name from the destination address in email addresses.
  • Post Office Protocol (POP) and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) are commonly used protocols for sending and receiving email.

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