“keypal”

This is a word of recent origin. A pen pal is someone with whom you exchange letters. A “keypal” is someone with whom you exchange emails. He/she is your email pen pal. You “key” in the messages for this individual.

Example: I informed all my keypals about the upcoming event.

Sourced from  ‘Know Your English’ Series – The Hindu Daily, June 13, 2005.

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