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National Email Day

It's time to show your inbox some love on National Email Day - organize, declutter, and send some thoughtful messages to friends and family!
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April 23
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Get ready to hit that "send" button and celebrate National Email Day on April 23! This day recognizes the importance and impact of email in our daily lives. Can you believe that the first email was sent by computer engineer Ray Tomlinson back in 1971? Since then, email has become a crucial form of communication for both personal and professional purposes. So take some time today to clean up your inbox, reply to those important messages, or even send an encouraging note to a friend or colleague – because on National Email Day, there's no better way to connect with others than through a well-crafted email.

History of National Email Day

National Email Day Dates

National Email Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1971</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Email</div><div class='timeline-text'>Computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sends the first email, marking the start of a revolution in communication.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1982</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>'Email' Enters Lexicon</div><div class='timeline-text'>The term "email" is officially recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hotmail Launches</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hotmail, the first free web-based email service, is launched by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gmail's Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Google launches Gmail on April 1, dramatically changing the landscape of web-based email services with its innovative features.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Email Day Proclamation</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Email Day is officially celebrated for the first time on April 23rd, marking the significant impact of email in our lives.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Email Usage Surpasses Snail Mail</div><div class='timeline-text'>For the first time, global daily email exchanges surpass the number of traditional letters sent.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Email Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an email exchange party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for an email exchange party where you all share your favorite emails or email chains. This is a great way to reminisce and have a good laugh.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send a thoughtful email to someone you appreciate</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to write a heartfelt email to someone who has made a positive impact on your life. It's a great way to celebrate National Email Day and show gratitude to those around you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Unplug from technology for the day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>In honor of National Email Day, challenge yourself to unplug from technology for the day and focus on face-to-face communication with friends and loved ones. It's a great way to disconnect and recharge.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize an email decluttering session</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use National Email Day as a reminder to clean out your inbox and organize your emails. You'll feel more productive and less overwhelmed with a clutter-free inbox.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create an email scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and create an email scavenger hunt by sending clues and tasks to complete through email. It's a fun and interactive way to celebrate National Email Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Email Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's Convenient and Fast</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Email has revolutionized the way we communicate, making it quick and easy to send messages to anyone around the world. Gone are the days of waiting for letters or faxes - with email, you can receive a response in just seconds!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It Keeps Us Connected</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Thanks to email, we can stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues no matter where they are in the world. It's a great way to keep in touch and share important news or updates with our loved ones.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It Organizes Our Lives</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From work emails to personal emails, our inboxes hold all sorts of important information. With features like folders and search functions, email helps us keep track of everything from bills and receipts to travel plans and event invitations. Plus, it eliminates clutter from piles of physical mail!</p></div></div>

5 Astounding Facts for National Email Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The @ Symbol Preceded Email</h3><p class='facts-content'>The @ symbol, crucial for every email address, has been around much longer than email itself. It was first introduced in the 16th century and was used primarily in bookkeeping. It was repurposed by Ray Tomlinson in 1971 for email addressing.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Email Dates Back to the 1960s</h3><p class='facts-content'>Before the standard of email we know today, users of time-sharing mainframe computers were able to send messages to each other in a system that resembled modern email platforms. However, messages could only be sent to users of the same computer system.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Spam Emails Originated in the 90s</h3><p class='facts-content'>The term "spam" was first used to describe junk email in a classic Monty Python sketch. The first recognized spam email was sent in 1994, advertising a new immigration law firm.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are Estimated Over 300 Billion Emails Sent Daily</h3><p class='facts-content'>With more than half of the world's population using email, the number of emails sent per day is forecasted to increase to over 347 billion by the end of 2023.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>You Can Recall an Email in Some Platforms</h3><p class='facts-content'>In some email platforms, like Microsoft Outlook, there's a feature that allows you to recall an email—as long as the recipient hasn’t opened it yet. It's like a time machine for those accidental or premature sends.</p></div></div>

National Email Day FAQs

When is National Email Day?

National Email Day is celebrated on April 23 every year. In 2024 National Email Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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