Email will never die


Safar Ayad Tweeted a few days ago a new book by Professor Cal Newbert, which is best known for its book deeply. Although I did not see the book that will be published next March, the title of “World without e-mail” and critics of travel and preaching end caused me.

I did not have a long conversation on Twitter about the reasons that lead me to believe in email and that it is the main communication tool for the internet, because Twitter is not a forum for exchanging ideas and ongoing discussion.

Many users believe in new tools like WhatsApp, Twitter, Trello, Biscamp and other methods of communication and business organizations and the fact that many of those who work on the internet use them constantly appearing to them the best way to communicate and send information.

Continuous use of these tools creates a type of unconscious prejudice that grows at the time that is funded by the work environment and constant communication over it. Perhaps this is why people are reluctant to leave Whatsapp, even after all fear, warnings and shouts.

I’m not against any of these tools, I use some of them, but the idea that these tools will be replaced by emails, there is something that will not happen in my opinion, and because the obvious reason is that these tools are not open standards. All these tools belong to private companies, companies that have built up their business model to develop these tools and sell subscriptions, and with some logic and watch history, any company, no matter how long his age must fall even after a while.

When these companies fall, we will face some situations we’ve seen. Or the companies are purchased and continued to operate their tools, or service in the planet, because the purpose of the acquisition was for other reasons such as a patent or working group.

Remember Yahoo Messenger and Microsoft Messenger?

Talking that the end of the e-mail is nothing new. I still remember Google’s golf technology and how it shook the technology community when it was revealed. We think at that time that we would deposit the e-mail, but wave we did not pass because it did not use Google’s walls, and it appears that this failure asked them to open the source later, but not passed.

The expiration of the e-mail must be accompanied by the appearance of a new standard. A norm that applies to any company, today, tomorrow and in a hundred years. This is the power of e-mail.

No company can confirm your email. And if you are prevented from registering for any e-mail service, everything you need is an adequate understanding of email protocols and programming domain, and you can create (or download any of the free open sources Sources projects that allow you to build your own email provider for free).

Many companies have tried to redefine e-mail by adding an additional low, there are services such as Hey of Spark that offers some features that increase the productivity of internal teams by facilitating discussions and sharing the post without making it excellent features To send, but they lose their value from the frame, the team they use, and it is very likely that their clients or those who match them outside their company do not use these tools, and so the benefit is incomplete.

You will find people in favor of these tools and you will swear by their power, and soon the case becomes a Byzantine argument that ends with “Everyone sleeps on the side who feel comfortable”.

There are some recent efforts to develop e-mail and add new standards. During my simple research, I have a new protocol named Jamp, aimed at developing e-mail protocols to become faster and closer to handling a software API, which suggests quick statement, but the problem is not yet The rest of the companies take it unless you find a direct benefit to them. Perhaps it is the biggest obstacle to adopting new standards or the development of current versions as needed, because the case goes beyond mere improvement and entering business and money accounts.

Even with all the inertia of the standards, it is still the safe shelter for anyone who wants to build a method of communication that is compatible with the world. Even if e-mail standards have been developed every 20 years, they will still be more reliable than Twitter and Facebook. The e-mail has existed since the 1970s, while Facebook and Twitter have not completed 20 years.

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