Electronic mail or Email is a computerised method of sending messages from one computer user to another. It has become an essential tool for business, educational, social and personal purposes. Email helps to contact any person in the world in a matter of minutes. Some of the advantages of Email include communication, speed, convenience, content and cost.
A basic email program has the following features: reply to a message, forward a message, store messages, delete messages and print messages. To send and receive email, the user needs an email account and an email address. The user can sign up for a free email account using Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo. To view email, one must enter the email address and password to log in. An email address has three parts: user name, @ sign and the domain name.