Archives for January 2015

Basic E-mail Commands


To receive e-mail, you need an e-mail provider, a connection to your provider, and an e-mail client application, such as Eudora or Outlook.  If your ISP has a Post Office Protocol (POP) server, you have a wide choice of e-mail applications. This tutorial lists commands for the most widely used e-mail clients: Eudora, Outlook Express, Outlook 98, Pegasus, and Netscape Messenger, which are available in Mac and Windows versions. CompuServe, an online service, has a POP server, but AOL does not. You can’t use most e-mail programs to get your e-mail if you use AOL; instead, you use AOL’s own program or its Web site. [Read more…]

Basic E-mail Concepts

Basic E-mail Concepts

E-mail provides a wonderful means of communication. It’s nonintrusive your correspondents can read and answer your e-mail when they have the time to do it. But its also very quick, far quicker than the U.S postal service’s snail mail. For people who are logged on at work all day, e-mail can be an almost instantaneous way to communicate. E-mail has its drawbacks too: because e-mail is more casual than a letter or a memo, some people find they write things in an e-mail that they would never write in a regular letter. And because e-mail lacks the nuances of face-to-face or phone conversation, an e-mail message can be more easily misunderstood than verbal communication. [Read more…]