Email (or Electronic Mail) is one of the most common forms of electronic communication. It is a system that allows people to compose, send, store and receive messages over the internet. Because messages can be sent or received almost instantly and for virtually no cost, email is a popular way of doing business, sharing information and staying in touch.
All Westnet internet accounts come with an email account. You can also add up to five additional accounts for no extra charge. A computer and your Westnet account is all you need to start sending and receiving emails!
- Email Address: Your unique address that can be given to others so they may send you email. Your email address is composed of a name chosen by, or assigned to you, then the @ symbol (pronounced "at"), followed by the address of your email provider. For example, most Westnet members have an email address like firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email Client: The application or program you use to send and receive email. Outlook Express is a commonly used email client
- Inbox: Where your emails are stored on your computer
- Address Book: Where your contacts are kept. Most email clients have an address book feature
- Recipient: The person to which you are sending email
- Bounce: When an email is returned to you because of an error, it is called a "bounced" email