What is electronic mail?

  • (noun): (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that is generated at the recipient's terminal when he logs in.
    Synonyms: e-mail, email

Some articles on electronic mail, electronic, mail:

MCI Mail - Service Offering - Electronic Mail
... The service initially allowed users to send electronic text-based messages to other Mail Mail users ... MCI Mail also supported read receipts and charge codes, allowing for cost accounting for email ... Later, the service was expanded so that users could send messages to non-MCI Mail users, including users on other public messaging services, such as AT T Mail, CompuServe, and SprintMail ...
IC3 (certification) - Sections - Living Online
... deals with the internet and networks, e-mail, web browsers, and the general impact of the internet on society ... Electronic Mail Identify how electronic mail works ... Identify how to use an electronic mail application ...

Famous quotes containing the words mail and/or electronic:

    The mail from Tunis, probably,
    An easy Morning’s Ride—
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

    The car as we know it is on the way out. To a large extent, I deplore its passing, for as a basically old- fashioned machine, it enshrines a basically old-fashioned idea: freedom. In terms of pollution, noise and human life, the price of that freedom may be high, but perhaps the car, by the very muddle and confusion it causes, may be holding back the remorseless spread of the regimented, electronic society.
    —J.G. (James Graham)