What is an emsg?

Email Message

An "emsg" is an email message, which is a message sent via an email client, such as Gmail, Apple Mail, or Microsoft Outlook. The abbreviation is a variation of msg that is short for "message."

Email messaging originated in the early-1970s, but it didn't become widely used until the late-1990s and early-2000s, when Internet access grew. At the time, people utilized "emsg" in email correspondences and other online messages.

While people still use "emsg," it is no longer as common as it was in the late-1990s and early-2000s. Now, people typically just say "email" or "em."

Even though there are many options to message online, people still send a lot of emsgs. You will encounter them in both personal and business contexts.


Did you get the emsg I sent earlier today?

Sending that emsg to the whole office...

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Updated November 15, 2021

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