July 30, 2014

First E-mail Received in Germany 30 Years Ago

First German Internet E-mail Server Was Established at KIT’s Precursory Institution in 1984 / Start of Rapid Electronic Communication

It is the central means of communication of our times: Electronic mailing. Worldwide, short messages as well as large data packages can be exchanged rapidly and at low costs. 30 years ago, the first e-mail arrived in Germany at the then Universität Karlsruhe (TH), today’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. It was the first internet-based connection between the American network CSNET (Computer Science Net) and the new Karlsruhe CSNET server.