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Email Lesson Index

Index of Lessons

Lesson 1   -  What is Email?

Lesson 2   -  Sending Email

Lesson 3   -  Reply To Email

Lesson 4   -  Forwarding Email

Lesson 5   -  Other Types of Email

Lesson 6   -  Email Attachments

Lesson 7   Formatting Email

Lesson 8   -  Mailing Lists and Newsgroups

Lesson 9   -  Email Etiquette

Lesson 10 -  Managing Email




Simply put, email, or "electronic mail," is the process of sending and receiving messages over the Internet. While email is similar to a traditional mail system, or "snail mail," as it's sometimes referred to, it's also very different. A piece of text delivered over the Internet


Electronic mail, most commonly referred to as email or e-mail since is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Modern email operates across the Internet or other computer networks. Today's email systems are based on a store-and-forward model. Email servers accept, forward, deliver, and store messages. Neither the users nor their computers are required to be online simultaneously; they need connect only briefly, typically to a mail server, for as long as it takes to send or receive messages.

An Internet email message consists of three components, the message envelope, the message header, and the message body. The message header contains control information, including, minimally, an originator's email address and one or more recipient addresses. Usually descriptive information is also added, such as a subject header field and a message submission date/time stamp.