5th Class Computers Understanding Internet E-Mail (Electronic Mail)

E-Mail (Electronic Mail)

Category : 5th Class

*    E-Mail (Electronic Mail)

 

 

We communicate with each other by speaking, using telephones, writing letter, etc. We can also communicate through computers using the E-mail or Electronic mail on the Internet. This is called Electronic communication. Email is fast and saves time and money and helps us to send text, photographs, sounds, pictures, etc. to other people across the world who also have e-mail addresses.  

 

*  To use the e-mail facility you need:

  • A computer
  • An Internet connection
  • An e-mail account
  • The e-mail account of the receiver of your message

Just as you need to have the postal address of the person to send him/her a letter, an 'e-mail account' is the personal address of the person where messages can be sent through the computer. Every person has a different e-mail account or e-mail ID. An e-mail has two main sections: the username and the domain name. The username is usually the name or nickname of the person using e-mail. The username is followed by @ symbol, which means 'at the rate of. The domain name refers to an organization or some other entity on the Internet.  

 

*   For example:

The e-mail ID rajesh@yahoo.com indicates that rajesh is the user's name and yahoo is the domain name (i.e., this account has been created with the e-mail service Yahoo! Mail) Getting an email account is very simple and usually free of cost. The best email services are - Yahoo! Mail, Microsoft's Hotmail or Gmail (owned by Google). You can access their Websites through a Web browser and all you need to do is complete an online form which is similar to filling a form on paper. When you fill the form, you have to choose a Username and a Password which is very important. After filling the correct information, a message will appear that your e-mail account has been created. (See the figure 5.6.14)  

 

 

 

 

*  Working of the e-mail

  • The Website where the e-mail id has been created is opened. E.g. Yahoo mail or Hotmail.
  • The e-mail id and password is entered.
  • The 'Compose' or 'Email message' option is selected.
  • A message is written, the recipient's e-mail account is written in the 'To' box and the Send button is pressed.
  • The message is sent to the sender's Internet Service Provider's mail server.
  • The mail server examines the address and decides how to route the message.
  • The message travels over the Internet, arriving at the mail server of the recipient's Internet Service Provider, where it is held in an electronic mailbox.
  • To read the e-mail, the recipient logs onto the mail server and retrieves any new messages waiting on the server.
  • The message (along with any other new messages) arrives at the recipient's computer which can be accessed by clicking the "Inbox" option.  

 

 

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 The full form of e-mail is ________.

(A) Electric mail                                                

(B) Electronic mail

(C) Electromagnetic mail                              

(D) None of these

(E) All of these  

 

Answer: (b)

Explanation

Correct Option:

(B) Electronic mail: The full form of e-mail is Electronic mail.

Incorrect Options:

(A) Electric mail: This is an incorrect option.

(C) Electromagnetic mail: This is an incorrect option.

(D) None of these: This is an invalid option.  

 

 

  To use the e-mail facility you need:

(A) A computer                                                

(B) An Internet connection

(C) An e-mail account                                    

(D) The e-mail account of the receiver of your message

(E) All of these  

 

Answer: (e)

Explanation

Correct Option:

(E) All of these: To use the e-mail facility you need a computer, an Internet connection, an e-mail account and the e-mail account of the receiver of your message.

Incorrect Options:

(A) A computer: This answer is only partially correct.

(B) An Internet connection: This answer is only partially correct.

(C) An e-mail account: This answer is only partially correct.

(D) The e-mail account of the receiver of your message: This answer is only partially correct.    

 

 

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  • A blog (short for "web log") is a type of Web page that is usually updated daily, and focused on one subject or used as a personal diary by the author.  

 

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  • Internet: Is a technology which connects millions of computers across the world.
  • Website: Is a collection of Web pages which contain text, images, videos or other digital assets.
  • E-mail: Is the exchange of computer-stored messages by telecommunication.  

 

 

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  • The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that serve billions of users worldwide.
  • Resources on Net: http://www.wikipedia.org  

 

*   Abbreviations

WWW       :     World Wide Web 

E-mail       :    Electronic Mail

IE              :   Internet Explorer

ISP            :   Internet Service Provider

Pdf           :    Portable Document Format  

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