The Origins Of Email

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Origins
In 1971, Ray Tomlinson was credited with the creation of the modern day email by advancing on the already relevant SNDMSG electronic mail program. What he did was allow any computer to contact and communicate with each other as long as they were using the same . This was a huge impact because before the only way of communicating was between the same type of computer. Then in the early 1980’s, personal computers networked with LAN’s (Local Area Network) became more dominant. But again this system needed users to be used under the same server infrastructure. Soon after email networks were made enabling users to send messages through both, local and global networks. Email also gave way to many others in the future. If it was not for the
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Together, they form an email message. In the header, there are designated areas where the user inputs who the message is being sent to and the subject of the message. The header also displays the CC, or Carbon Copy, which shows the other recipients who received the message as well. The message must have a recipient in order to be sent. The message can still be sent if the subject line remains blank, but in a professional manner, the subject should be included.
The body consists of the content of the message being sent. It is in the body where the text and/or attachments are placed. Such attachments can include files such as pictures, documents, and links. Sometimes the message will contain a signature block, which is a block of text attached at the bottom of an email message usually states the sender’s name and the business or organization that they associate with.

Uses
While email by today’s standards is not the fastest form of communication, it has many practical uses in the personal and business world. A recent study showed that eighty-three percent of workers felt that email was vital to critical to both success and productivity at work. The following are various ways in which email is used in the business
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Mobile: Smartphones have been able to take email use to the next level. With phones that use data, as well as tablets that have Wi-Fi capabilities allow users to check email no matter where they are as long as they have service. Email servers have developed apps that allow users to easily see and access their accounts and allow users to manage accounts from their device. These apps are also set up with notification options that tell users when they have received new mail. Prior to smartphones, users had to wait until they had access to a computer in order to check their email. With the app users can be checking email constantly throughout the day to develop a speedier option when replying to messages that may be time sensitive. Email apps are not only used for work related messages as many users are able to check both work and personal accounts to stay up to date on what is happening in the office as well as their personal

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