(abbreviated from electronic mail
, also used as e-mail
) is a message sent from one computer to another over electronic networks. To send or receive emails
you need to be connected to the Internet (or other networks); have an email account
and some mail client, which must be configured correctly.
If you run Windows operating system, you will probably use Outlook Express
as your mail client. Outlook Express (also known as OE
) comes with every Windows installation; is free and has all necessary tools for writing, sending, receiving and storing emails.
To create email message run Outlook Express
by default), main program window will appear. Click Create Mail
button in the top left side of the screen (alternatively may be done via File>New>Mail Message
). Write the message you would like to send and enter email address of the recipient in the To
field. You may also want to keep a copy of this email. Than you need to fill the Cc
field (abbreviated from carbon copy) with the email address
where the copy should be directed.
in Outlook Express
is an automated process. By default, Outlook Express checks for new emails every 30 minutes. This value can be changed at Tools>Options>General>Check for new messages every
. You may also check for new emails by clicking Send/Receive