Internet - Email
Email is the electronic equivalent of sending a letter through the mail. There are many different mail reading programs or applications that control email but the basic functions are all the same. An email address directs a message to the recipient.
Email addresses are made up of...
As well as sending and receiving mail the recipient can;
One of the services provided by your ISP is to provide a storage area or mailbox to collect email in. Email software applications control the transfer of that stored email by downloading the messages from your mailbox on your ISP's computer to your own computer. You must be connected to the Internet to do this.
New messages can be written or composed off-line or not connected to the Internet. If the ISP charges by the hour, connect to the Internet only to send and receive your email and then disconnect to read and compose your mail.
You can also attach files to email messages to send picture, sound, documents, videos and other types of file with your email.