Electronic mail is also known as e-mail, email, E-Mail or eMail. Email is the means of communicating text based messages via digital communication systems. Today email systems are based on a method where an electronic message is stored and then forwarded to an individual, business or company. This is done through a computer server system that accepts the messages and then forwards the message electronically to the recipient. Transferring of the electronic messages literally takes seconds but if traffic is heavy or if the email server is down, it may takes minutes or hours or the message may not go through at all. When email was first introduced in the early 1980’s, it was not as advanced as it is today. In the beginning, email was only texting a message composed of characters but today, other forms of media can be sent such as attachments, video clips and audio clips.

The correct spelling of email varies. The most commonly used ones are email and e-mail. Both are correct forms to use. Basically how an email is composed and sent it that the recipients’ email address is entered in the To line. You can also CC which basically means you can copy the message and send to other people. You have the option to blind copy as well which is where the recipients email address is not shown. This helps protect the person’s email if you are sending to multiple recipients. Then in the body of the email, you enter you message and hit the send button. Her email carrier uses SMTP or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol to send the message to the recipient. The message goes through an MTA which stands for Mail Transfer Agent and this is usually run by the sender’s Internet Service Provider. The MTA makes sure that the email is valid and written in the correct format. Normally an email is written such as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The first part of the email is the username and then there is the @ sign followed by the domain name. If everything is okay, the email is sent and the recipient picks it up when he next logs into his email account.

A typical email consists of a header and the body. The header consists of the From field, the To field, the Subject line and the Date. Other parts of the header include BCC (Blind Carbon Copy), CC (Carbon Copy), Content Type which is how the message is to be displayed, In-Reply-To, Received, References and Reply-To.

Some terms used when referring to various types of email include flaming which is sending angry emails. People tend to do this more because emails are not done face to face so people can be as mean as they care to. Email fatigue is known when a user ignores a huge number of email messages because they don’t have time to read them all.

 

There is nothing better for companies and corporate groups than expanding to new venues and markets and increasing their profits and potentials. It is estimated that more than a million businesses made a huge step last year entering the online world and the number is expected to sky rocket, as most of the businesses exist only online. Since internet is becoming the absolute must have means of communication and social interaction, businesses simply cannot afford staying far from it.

Setting up an online business or presenting your business to the millions of internet users today, requires more than just creating a website and selling products. This has never been enough and especially now, with so many businesses and companies competing with each other online, it cannot be different. Businesses today are supposed to abide by laws, set some high quality standards and pay attention to e-commerce rules and regulations.

Above everything, an e-shop has to offer safe transactions and ensure safe online shopping. When referring to safety, we are not talking only about servers and SSL certificates. This is a large part of the whole deal, but it’s not the only one. A business and company has to have and show- full contact details, including physical address, email address, a VAT number and in most cases a name or a customer care service.

Online businesses should also be able to provide if needed registration data that prove their legitimate character. There are many consumers today who shop online only if they trust the company and business and only if they can somehow feel secure about providing their personal data. You cannot ask from clients to give you their details, if you cannot do the same. It is a matter of responsibility to the consumers. You need to ensure that clients have the chance and the option to cancel their purchase and ask and get a full refund. You can make clear that this is possible only within a certain amount of time since the purchase or order.

Online shopping and selling is not without its risks not only for the shopper, but also for the shop owner. You are susceptible to attacks and hacks every moment of the day. If someone steals data and information from you, you might face charges for fraudulent purchases, charges and orders. Any unauthorized access to your system should be prohibited. You need to ensure that all transactions take place through a secure and robust security system. There are numerous programs that you can buy and set up to ensure that nothing will leak.

Keeping the business and the customer safe and secure is vital for your reputation and for the longevity and profitability of your business.