Parts of an email message
|Home / Computing||Print Recommend us|
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. In poor countries, as people barely make enough to cover daily living expenses, they cannot think about paying taxes. In rich countries, people still complaint because their salary minus their living expenses is paid in taxes.
2. What did a couple do immediately after divorce? They remarried because the divorce did not work out.
3. What does laugh a little mean? Only laugh a little!
Rate this post
As part of ongoing efforts to improve this blog, please consider rating this page. Please tell us and other readers about the overall usefulness of this page to you. Please note multiple rating attempts for the same page are not permitted. Only one rating is allowed per visitor per page.
Also worth exploring on GiantPile
Random computing tips
1. If you frequently communicate using some email address, store them in an address book. The concept of address book is very similar to how your telephone store's other people's telephone numbers (and other contact information). Like on the phone it is much easier to find the contact name and make the call, it is much easier to find the person's email address from the address book. Savings contacts to address book can also enable you to email the same message to multiple recipients with just a few clicks.
2. Before sending an email or text message, know it cannot be un-send! Once the message leaves your computing device, it is beyond your control where it ends up and it is used. Make sure the receiver's email address or telephone number is correct before sending.