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Why the symbol @ used in an e-mail ID?

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Asked by amitava duttamajumdar, 15 Jun '12 03:25 pm
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The '@' symbol is used to distinguished between the userID 'n Domain name (like hotmail,yahoo,rediff etc).

Some more facts about email
Email was invented in 1971 by a computer engineer,called Ray Tomlinson, who worked for Bolt Bernek and Newman(BBN)-- the company chosen by the United States Defense Department to build the first internet,way back in 1968
The '@' symbol in email addresses was chosen by Tomlinson coz he wanted a keyboard character that didnt occur in people's names.It is said that he spent just 30-40 seconds to think up the choice of symbol
U Know the first mail which was sent (between two computer that were actually sitting besides each other),bore the text 'QWERTYUIOP'. the first row alphabets on a QWERTY keyboard
Source: http://maverickmonk.hubpages.com/hub/why_at_symbol_used_in_an_email_id
Answered by anantharaman, 15 Jun '12 03:28 pm

 
  
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To distinguished between the user Id n Domain name
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 15 Jun '12 05:32 pm

 
  
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Answered by anil garg, 28 Jun '12 03:40 pm

 
  
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The symbol @ merely means 'at'. On an email ID,its purpose is to tell where the person can be located on the internet.
Answered by Dare Devil, 15 Jun '12 10:13 pm

 
  
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?To make a difference between user 'id' and name of the domain....!
Answered by Dil Se, 15 Jun '12 03:51 pm

 
  
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I got a, but uske baaju ka jo semi circle hai, wo kaise nikaalu...???? !!!
Answered by Manoj Joshi, 15 Jun '12 03:27 pm

 
  
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Ray Tomlinson, a programmer involved in developing a time-sharing system named the TENEX , was the first person to discover that the various hosts can be differentiated by using the @ sign to separate the user's name and their machine. Until 1971, when the actual "email" was discovered, machines could only send messages to the users within its own system.
Answered by Psycho, 15 Jun '12 03:26 pm

 
  
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Answered by Ataur Rahman, 15 Jun '12 03:25 pm

 
  
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