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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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E-Mail

E-mail, or electronic mail, is similar to post office mail but is usually much quicker and does not involve any paper, stamps, or human intervention at various points along the way. You can use e-mail to send and receive letters, memos, reminders, invitations, and even junk mail (unfortunately). E-mail can also transmit binary data, such as pictures or compiled code, as attachments. An attachment is a file that is attached to, but is not part of, a piece of e-mail. Attachments are frequently opened by programs, including your Internet browser, that are called by your mail program, so you may not be aware that they are not an integral part of an e-mail message.

You can use e-mail to communicate with users on your system and, if your installation ...

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