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Electronic Mail

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E-mail is the term used for sending and receiving electronic text messages over a network or the Internet in the form of mail. An e-mail program consists of folders, such as Inbox, Outbox, Deleted Items and Sent Items, among others.

In addition, you have the option to check for new mail, compose (write) a new message or delete mail. Most e-mail programs also allow you to attach files to your e-mail message and send them. As you may already be aware, an e-mail address looks something like the following:

adamsmith@microsoft.com

The first part (adamsmith) identifies the user; the second part (microsoft.com) identifies the organisation or domain.

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