RE: Dumb question: is it "email", "Email", "e-mail", or "E-mail"

Subject: RE: Dumb question: is it "email", "Email", "e-mail", or "E-mail"
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "Dossy Shiobara" <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:57:45 -0800

On Google there were ...

2,890,000,000 hits for email

7,830,000,000 hits for e-mail

Google, Yahoo, use email. Merriam-Webster uses e-mail.
MSN uses both! (See and

So, perhaps it depends on whether the company or audience you are
writing for prefers email, Email, e-mail, E-mail, or (God forbid) eMail.

Leonard (who generally uses "email")

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Re: Dumb question: is it "email", "Email", "e-mail", or

Deborah Hemstreet wrote:
> My brain is befuddled by change. Could someone kindly advise the
> current practice for referring to Email (email, E-mail, e-mail)... I
> it typed every which way...
> Is there a rule for this kind of thing? For example, I've seen
> discussion over Internet vs internet, and online Help vs online


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Dumb question: is it "email", "Email", "e-mail", or "E-mail": From: Deborah Hemstreet
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