Shortform: Electronic Mail
One of the most common communication tools on the Internet. E-mail is frequently thought to be "Internet email", but the electronic transferring of messages has little to directly do with the Internet, merely a common highway to transfer messages.
As it is so common, unsolictied e-mail is one of the biggest headaches on the Internet. Known as "Spam," a continual battle against it takes place daily.
Please see the entry E-Mail Clients
This list is not exhaustive.
Reading Email Headers
Being able to discipher the header information of an email, a source code for e-mail messages, is an invaluable step in understanding the systems through which the e-mail was transported. It plays an important part in identifying email spoofing and spam.
- Google Search: Reading Email Headers
- The Academic Computing and Communications Centre article
- G.E. Boyd's Everything by E-Mail Web Page