E-mail (electronic mail) is the primary
source of communication on the Internet. E-mail is an
electrnoic message sent from one device to another. Some
devices include computers, mobile phones, PDAs and blackberrys.
An E-mail travels from one computer (known as the mail
server) to another computer as it travels over the Internet.
Once it arrives at its destination it is stored in an
electronic mailbox until the recipient opens it. This
entire process can take seconds, which allows anyone to
communicate almost instantaneously with people around
the world at any time of the day or night.
Rules to remember when you send an email:
1. Read, and reread the email
you received before responding.
2. Typing in all caps is like
shouting. Use caps only when necessary.
3. Ask before you send an attachment
and DO NOT open an attachment unless you are 100% sure
you know who it is from.
4. Think before you write. How
would you say it, if you were talking to the person face
to face. Remember, it is very easy to misinterpret emails.
5. Please don't forward forwards.