What Is E-Mail?

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kevin0001 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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Email is a type of communication that stands for electronic mail. It is a popular type of communication usually used for business, school, work, long distance talks, and etc. Email can also be used to activate accounts of different online games and websites. A great thing about email is that you don't have to pay or use a stamp when you send a message unlike regular mail.

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ik9744 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Email means electronic mail. Electronic-mail

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Email i.e. electronic mail, is using communication networks to send messages through. E-mails are normally stored into folders to keep track of messages back and forth. Most e-mails are text, but you can also send graphic and sound files as well as links to videos, games, and other things on the internet. "E-mail was one of the first uses of the Internet and is still the most popular use." You can send emails to specific individuals or large groups of people.

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E-mail is short for "electronic mail," an increasingly popular means of communication. While most e-mail is sent by computer, fax communication is also a form of e-mail.

Computer e-mail users can send a message to any number of recipients. Different systems offer various options for sending and receiving messages and for changing the text of messages. For example, a message can be "registered," so that the sender is notified when the recipient looks at the message. Many systems allow messages to be forwarded. Messages are usually stored in a simulated "mailbox" in the network server or host computer; some systems announce incoming mail if the recipient is currently "logged on," or using the system.

An organization, such as a corporation, university, or professional association, can provide e-mail facilities to its members. There are also national and international subscriber networks.

Sources: Cassel, Don. Understanding Computers, p. 147; Freedman, Alan. The Computer Glossary, 6th ed., p. 208; Longley, Dennis, and Michael Shain. Van Nostrand Reinhold Dictionary of Information Technology, 3rd ed., p. 188.

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