In the 21st century, technology is ruling over us with the technological advancements that have changed the face of the world. One such boon is the e-mail. An e-mail is a computer generated message communicated electronically. It operates across the internet or other computer networks. With the advent of computers, the era of e-mails came into existence.
The components of an email include the message header, the message envelope and the message body. An effective email should be clear, concise, organized, brief and to the point. Clarity and conciseness are the keys to write a formal e-mail.
E-mail messages consist of two major sections: the header which is structured into fields such as From, To, Cc, Subject, Date and any other information about the email and the body which includes the basic content and the unstructured text.
An email is an easy to use and speedy method of communication which is reliable and secure. It is an environment friendly way of sending and receiving messages as compared to a letter. Though it is beneficial in our day-to-day life, it also has its own drawbacks such as viruses, spam, hacking, misinterpretation etc.