An email snapshot of British life, courtesy of the British Library and Microsoft

Microsoft and the British Library are collaborating to introduce the first ever attempt to create a public archive of British emails. They’re asking participants to submit an memorable sent or received emails to be recorded for posterity, to record “a snapshot of British life by email”. The project is part of a promotion to celebrate the launch of the new Windows Live Hotmail. Contributers are invited to submit their emails under the following categories: Blunders, Life Changing Emails, Complaints, Spam, Love and Romance, Humour, Everyday Emails, News, World Around You, Tales from Abroad. For readers in Great Britain, submission details can be found here.