To dream about email represents a delayed realization or “figuring it out on your own.” Figuring something out or “getting the point” after it’d already happened. It reflects a lack of understanding about a current situation where you will “get the message”, gain insight, or develop a better understanding later on. Surprise that something has slipped your attention. Awareness or discoveries gained in hindsight.
Positively, dreaming receiving email may reflect delayed realizations that a person in your life was looking out for you or considering your feelings when you were too preoccupied with other things. Unexpected surprised feelings that someone wasn’t a jerk. Positive discoveries made in hindsight.
Negatively, receiving an email in a dream may represent shock, embarrassment, or unpleasant feelings about being misinformed about something you had no idea was occurring. Social signals that you are too late to respond to. Anxiety that you’ve overlooked something or are too late to respond effectively to a problem. Feelings about someone else that may not yet be receptive to the truth. Embarrassment that a problem you’ve overlooked or misunderstood has not gotten a lot worse because you had no way of clearly understanding it. Negative discoveries made in hindsight.
To dream of emailing someone else represents your intent to let someone else figure out a problem on their own or “get the point” when they are more receptive to the truth. Taking action now that will be clearly understood at a later time.
The people you receive email from in a dream may reflect situations in waking life that bring awareness through hindsight. They may also reflect insight that will be gained at a future date by someone you know due to your current actions.
Example: A girl dreamed of trying to write an email to the girlfriend of a guy she liked, but she kept getting interrupted by the guy she liked and could never finish the email. In waking life she was trying to distance herself from the guy she liked because he already had a girlfriend, but found it hard because the guy would keep showing up wherever she went.
The unfinished emails to the guy’s girlfriend in this dream may have reflected her uncomfortable feelings about the guy’s girlfriend discovering she liked the guy at some later date and her feelings about being unable to distance herself from the guy now in an obvious way so that if the girlfriend ever did find out about her feelings for the boyfriend at a later date the “delayed realization” would be that she already gave up on pursuing him long ago