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e-mail, particularly in Icelandic...

In German we use the word "e-mail" (or "email") to mean email, like in English. In English we obviously use "e-mail," too.

I know I've seen "e-mail" and "email" in Spanish as well, even though I don't have very good Spanish, it's just from growing up in the US that I've noticed this.

But I recently learned that in French it's "courriel."

So I went down Wikipedia's page about email and saw a lot of languages simply use the English word "email" or "e-mail."

My question is for those people who speak languages that don't use the word...what does the word mean? Does it mean "electronic mail?"

I gather that the Icelandic word is Tölvupóstur? What does that actually mean? Does it have a meaning other than email?
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