Parts of an email message
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An email message consists of these three basic distinct parts:
- Message body, and
Figure 1 shows these three basic parts of an email message:
Figure 1 parts of an email address: headers, body, and signatures
Although there are many header fields in an email message, to the average email user only the following headers are probably the most important:
|Header field||Description||What it contains||Provided by|
|From||This specifies sender’s email address.||Sender’s email address||Automatically by the sender’s email server.|
|To||This specifies the person who will receive the message||One or email address(es). For emailing multiple recipients, separate each email address with a comma. Note there is no comma after the last email address.||By the sender.|
|Date/Time||Indicates when the message was sent.||Date and time.||Automatically by the email server|
|Subject||This specifies the subject of the email.||Email subject||The sender|
|Size||This specifies the size of the email message.||Email message size||Automatically by the email server|
Detailed headers of an email message.
This is the main part that the recipient is interested in. A message can be any number of things or combination of:
- Web page,
- Video or audio, or
A signature appears at the end. A signature can be a graphic, web page, or just plain-text. An email client can be configured to automatically add an signature to each outgoing message.
Laugh a little with these jokes
1. Ajay and Adam are talking.
Ajay: how is the marriage working for you?
Adam: I am just shocked.
Adam: Before marriage, I felt I was incomplete. However, after marriage I feel I am finished.
2. Teenager boy: Mom, there is a girl in my class and I absolutely love her.
Mom: What do you know about her?
Boy: She is very smart; she seems smart. She is very smart. She is so smart she has a brain enough for two.
Mom: I am sure she is just the right girl for you.
3. Why did a funeral home raise the price of their services? Well, the cost of living increased!
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1. One of the ways you can stay safe online is by limiting what you share online. Keep your personal information private otherwise you will lose control of its use. Internet makes it possible to share anything and everything instantly with many online users in the world. So if you share with someone online that you feel uncomfortable sharing, it can be quickly passed to many other online users. Of course, you may not find out this is happening perhaps until it is too late.
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