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Electronic Mail

Scope Note: 
The processing and delivery of printed messages (text or graphics) via telecommunications terminals. Prior to 2007, this descriptor was used for Electronic Bulletin Boards, Electronic Discussion Lists, and Internet Discussion Lists.
Category: Information/Communications Systems
Broader Terms
Computer Mediated Communication
Narrower Terms
N/A
Use this term instead of
Computer Based Message Systems
Listservs (2004)
Mailing List Servers
Related Terms
Asynchronous Communication
Computer Oriented Programs
Discussion Groups
Electronic Equipment
Handheld Devices
Information Dissemination
Information Networks
Internet
Online Systems
Added to ERIC: 4/9/1986