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.
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Random computing tips
1. Protect yourself from online crime. If you receive an email asking for personal or financial information, it is probably a scam. You should not respond and should not follow any links in the email. What you should do is contact the company directly using a phone number or email address that you know is legitimate.
2. If you receive email from someone you don't know, ask these questions before deciding to open the email. Does the subject make sense? Did the email land in a Spam folder?