by Eileen Parzek, © 2004
Although most everyone today is very familiar with email basics, there are some other aspects to email which you might not completely understand. Whether list-servs, auto responders, aliases or forwarding, this article aims to demystify all the forms of email for you, once and for all.
At its most basic, email is simply a text message sent to a unique address via a computer network. The address always has a user name and a domain name, the combination of which is unique. The user name is before an @ sign, while the domain name after it always has an extension like dot com or dot org. So, every email in the world follows the format of -email-