E-mail meaning

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A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network. E-mail is asynchronous and does not require the receiver of the message to be online at the time the message is sent or received. E-mail also allows a user to distribute messages to large numbers of recipients instantaneously.
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See email.
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To send (a message) by e-mail.
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To send (someone) an e-mail.

I'll e-mail you when I know my schedule.

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A message or messages sent or stored in such a system.
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A message or messages sent or received by such a system.
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To send (a message) to (someone) by e-mail.
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A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network.
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Application software system originally developed for store-and-forward text messaging over a packet-based computer network. E-mail originated in the mid-1960s for communications between time-share computer users. E-mail quickly became popular for government and military communications in the late 1960s and early 1970s, especially as an application on the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), which was the predecessor to the Internet. E-mail was popularized in the late 1970s and early 1980s, as part of the office automation concept designed to lead us toward the paperless office. E-mail relies on a client/server architecture can be implemented over local area networks (LANs) or wide area networks (WANs) such as the public Internet. Some e-mail systems, such as Microsoft Outlook, support not only plain text, but also rich text and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) formatting. Unfortunately, communication with e-mail clients not supporting rich text or HTML creates considerable formatting incompatibilities. E-mail now permits the attachment of other forms of information, including binary files, images, graphics, and even digitized voice and video. E-mail system features typically include address book, confirmation, and formatting. See also address book, ARPANET, client/server, confirmation, e-mail address, format, HTML, IMAP, Internet, MIME, plain text, POP, rich text, SMTP, spam, store-and-forward, and time-sharing.
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E-mail is defined as to send a message to someone using their person webmail address.

An example of to e-mail is sending your mom a birthday message to her personal web address at gmail.com.

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A message or messages sent or received by such a system.
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A system for sending messages, as via a network, from one computer or terminal to a receiving computer or terminal and for storing such messages.
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The definition of an e-mail is a message sent from one computer to another over the Internet, using a set webmail server address.

An example of an e-mail is a happy birthday message a person sends from their Yahoo account to their mom at her Gmail account.

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Origin of e-mail

  • e(lectronic) mail

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition