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Chapter 15. Getting in Touch with Email > Choosing an Email Program

Choosing an Email Program

There are many email software programs out there, including the one that's typically provided by your ISP when you get an online account. They all do things somewhat alike, but some are more feature rich than others. Before you can decide which program is for you, you need to understand a few basics about email itself.

How Does Email Work?

Email is simply the sending and receiving of text messages, Web content in HTML format, and sometimes computer file attachments in an electronic form from one computer to another. Email can be sent across a home or office network or can be sent to others across the Internet.


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