Email is a Kludge

Email was invented overnight as a demo. Issues like spam, spying, spoofing, scams, forgery and guaranteed delivery were irrelevant for a demo where only five people on the world had email addresses. This primitive email scheme was never intended to replace snail mail. It needs a major redesign to make it secure, reliable, efficient and easy to use for it to be suitable as a global public electronic mail system.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)