“What is Email”, circa 1999 (from the trolling NTP patent filing that zapped Blackberry)

Background Art
The use of computers to send and receive electronic mail messages is becoming very popular globally Numerous companies both network and software related offer electronic mail packages E Mail and services Currently electronic mail services provide a convenient alternative to the more formal facsimile transmissions of memos and documents Electronic mail is typically used to send relatively short informal messages between computers within an organization or to a party located at a distant location or company Electronic mail services are basically a wire line to wire line point to point type of communications Electronic mail similar to facsimile transmissions provides a one way message A recipient typically does not have to interact with the message Electronic mail unlike facsimile is a non real time message transmission architecture