Electronic mail or email is information stored on a computer that is exchanged between two users over telecommunications.
Email is a message that may contain text, files, images or any other attachments sent through a network to a specified individual or group of individuals.
Click the Compose button and then writing an e-mail contents
When sending an e-mail message, several fields are required to be filled:
• The To field is where you type the e-mail address of the person who is the recipient of your message.
• The From field should contain your e-mail address.
• If you are replying to a message, the To and From fields are automatically filled out; if it's a new message, you'll need to enter them manually.
• The Subject should consist of a few words describing the e-mail's contents. The Subject lets the recipient see what the e-mail is about, without opening and reading the full e-mail. This field is optional.
• The CC (Carbon Copy) field allows you to specify recipients who are not direct addressees (listed in the "To" field). This field is optional.
• The BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) field is similar to CC, except the recipients are secret. Each BCC recipient will receive the e-mail, but will not see who else received a copy. The addressees (anyone listed in the "To" field) remain visible to all recipients. This field is optional.
• Finally, the Message Body is the location you type your main message. It often contains your signature at the bottom; similar to a hand-written letter.
Some of the main advantages of email are listed below.
• Free delivery - Sending an e-mail is virtually free, outside the cost of Internet service. There is no need to buy a postage stamp to send a letter.
• Global delivery - E-mail can be sent to nearly anywhere around the world, to any country.
• Instant delivery - An e-mail can be instantly sent and received by the recipient over the Internet.
• File attachment - An e-mail can include one or more file attachments, allowing a person to send documents, pictures, or other files with an e-mail.
• Long-term storage - E-mails are stored electronically, which allows for storage and archival over long periods of time.
• Environmentally friendly - Sending an e-mail does not require paper ( Paperless )), cardboard, or packing tape, conserving paper resources.
In addition to text messages being sent over e-mail, it is also possible to attach a file or other data in an e-mail. For example, an attachment could be a picture, PDF,word processor document,, or any file stored on the computer.