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USPS Was in the Email Delivery Service Early On

The United State Postal Service tested an email program back in the 1970s. The government agency hired a consultant to explore futuristic mail delivery sources and explored sending messages via fax, as well as a very early email system called E-COM. E-COM was supposed to save the post office from a future in which mail would go away. While the service did have some clients, red tape and steep competition prevented it from taking off.

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