MC CA 172 - Learning to Use the Internet and the World Wide Web Chapter 6 (9 pages)

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School:
Montgomery College
Course:
Ca 172 - Internet and Web Literacy

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Learning to Use the Internet the World Wide Web Chapter 6 By Ernest Ackermann Karen Hartman Mary Washington College Chapter Six Electronic Mail Goals Objectives Understand the concepts associated with electronic mail Gail a working knowledge of an email system to read send and otherwise manipulate electronic mail folders Be aware of common features of modern email systems Learn how to work with email in text and nontext formats Learn the basic features of an email system How Email Works Email programs called mail user agents act on the user s behalf When an email message is sent out to the Internet it is divided into pieces called packets At the destination the packets are collected and put back into the original form SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is used to transport email between computer systems Advantages of Email Advantages Email is fast You can send messages files data or reports using the same techniques You don t need to interrupt someone when you send email You can deal with email at your convenience You don t have to be shy about using email The cost of email isn t related to how far your message travels Limitations of Email Email isn t necessarily private Email can be forged Some email systems can send or receive text files only Some email systems may not be able to view messages with multimedia images or other types of information Email Programs and Their Features There are different types available Mail systems designed for proprietary networks Mail clients designed for text based mainframe or minicomputer systems Mail clients designed for microcomputer systems Web based email systems Common Features of Email Systems Read Delete File Print Save Compose Attachments Signature Reply Forward Mark Sort Address book Online help Email Addresses The format Local address domain name at Finding email addresses Call or write to ask Check a resum business card or Web page Look at the return address in the email header Try a Web based white pages service



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