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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