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How Computers Work, Ninth Edition by Timothy Edward Downs, Ron White

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Chapter 27. How We Reach Each Other Through the Net

How We Reach Each Other Through the Net

ELECTRONIC mail is everywhere. Many people in business, government, and education now use email more than the telephone to communicate with their colleagues. And in their private lives, many use email as an inexpensive but quick method of keeping in touch with friends and family scattered around the world.

Although electronic mail has been around since the formative years of the Internet, email first achieved mass popularity on local area networks. LAN-based email systems allow people in an office or campus to resolve problems without holding meetings, and to communicate with others without the ...

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