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Technical Analysis General Description of Electronic Mail Electronic mail sometimes called email is a computer based method of sending messages from one computer user to another These messages usually consist of individual pieces of text which you can send to another computer user even if the other user is not logged in ie using the computer at the time you send your message The message can then be read at a later time This procedure is analogous to sending and receiving a letter Originally email messages were restricted to simple text but now many systems can handle more complicated formats such as graphics and word processed documents When mail is received on a computer system it is usually stored in an electronic mailbox for the recipient to read later Electronic mailboxes are usually special files on a computer which can be accessed using various commands Each user normally has their individual mailbox It is straightforward to send electronic mail between users of different computer systems which are connected to major networks Most major academic and research institutions and companies throughout the world can now be reached by electronic mail In addition a growing number of individuals can be contacted in this way In the UK most academic and research institutions are linked by a network called JANET or SuperJANET This is effectively part of the Internet so email can be exchanged with most national and international networks Email Facilities All email systems have the ability to send receive and discard mail Most systems have facilities for storing mail which is to be kept rather than discarded lt is important to discard mail which does not need to be kept as it uses storage space on disks Mailboxes can soon accumulate a large number of mail messages making it difficult to read and process new mail in addition to wasting disk space There is almost always a connection between the email system and the
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