The Internet: Whats the Fuss?


E-mail is a short way of saying electronic mail. Electronic mail is the transfer of information over sometimes long distances via networked computers. Most e-mail occurs between friends or co-workers.

An e-mail address always has the @ symbol separating a person's call name and the computer name. For example Fred McGriff's address might look like this:

E-mail has great advantages and conveniences that other types of communication does not have. The most important advantage is speed. E-mail messages can travel around the world almost instantly. In actuality once an electronic message is sent, it takes only a few minutes for a message to reach you no matter where you are located in the world.