Internet messaging

Jan Mark S. Wams, Maarten van Steen

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It might be argued that messaging is the raison d’etre of the Internet. For example, as of 2002, the number of active electronic mailboxes is estimated to be close to 1 billion and no less than 30 billion e-mail messages are sent daily with an estimated 60 billion by 2006. Independent of Internet messaging, one can also observe an explosion in the number of messages sent through the Short-Message Services (SMS); by the end of 2002, the number of these messages has been estimated to exceed 2 billion per day. Messaging has established itself as an important aspect of our daily lives, and one can expect that its role will only increase.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Practical Handbook of Internet Computing
EditorsMunindar P. Singh
PublisherChapman and Hall/CRC
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780203507223
ISBN (Print)9781584883814
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameChapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series
PublisherChapman & Hall/CRC


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