The History of Email
Impact of Email
|In computer terms, email is
short for electronic mail. It is a more up to date method of transmitting
data, text files, digital photos, and audio and video files from one
computer to another over the internet. This phenomenon did not become
popular until 1990 and now it is a major business and personal
Email users create and send messages from individual computers using commercial programs or mail-user agents (MUAs). A lot of the email programs have a program that enables you to compose or write your own message to send. To send the message, the user has to specify the addresses. If the user were to send the message to more than one recipient, it is called broadcasting.
The source of the destination is included in the address There are many different ways to write the email address depending on the email destination. For instance, an interoffice message distributed over an intranet, or an internal computer, may have a simple scheme such as the person's name as the address, followed by the symbol @, followed by the domain, the organization's name, and finally the country.
Emails also contain headers and footers above and below the message. They usually state the senders name, email address, and the date that it was sent. A user then can store, delete, reply, or forward the message to others.
most email programs allow you to attach files and photos to emails to send to others. This allows users to append large text- or graphics-based files, including audio and video files and digital photographs, to email messages.