More about sending email
You've seen how simple is sending an email message, even simpler
than sending a letter and going through postal mail.
Email is fast, immediate and free.
Perhaps you've noticed -while composing a message- Bcc and Cc buttons and
wondered about them. To send an email message you need to
type an email address next to To.
and Bcc have similar functions, even
Cc (Carbon Copy) allows you to
send copies of the same message to multiple email addresses.
Bcc (Blind Carbon
Copy) allows you to send messages to people
without including others email addresses in the message
With To and Cc all
email addresses appear in the header of the message you
If you frequently send messages to lots of people, use
of Cc and no one
will be able to know to whom you're sending the message.
Tip: you can easily add an email by clicking on (besides To, Cc, Bcc)
In a previous lesson we've talked about the Draft folder.
If you are composing a long email message, click File>>Save,
and a copy of your
message is immediately saved in Draft folder.
That way you will never lose your messages if something bad
happens. Press on Draft folder, open the
message and continue from where you left.
You can also save messages to any location on your
Select a message
from a folder (e.g Inbox), double-click to open it
click File>>Save As.. specify a
location and press Save.
When saving you can choose between three different
format (.eml): The file is saved as .eml , 2-click its
icon to launch Outlook Express.
Format (.txt): message is stored as a text file, read
with Notepad or any text editor.
format (.htm, .html): This format is not available for all
messages, it allows to save a message as webpage.
The Mail format requires Outlook Express to open the
Txt is the safest, since
the message can be viewed using any text editor e.g
Html messages can be viewed within any browser e.g
Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. If you want to
exchange messages through floppies use Txt format.
In most of the time you will be using the Address Book to
add email addresses as recipients. In case you've typed
an email address manually, click to verify that
the address is correct or check if
it's available in
address book, if not simply click on
Contact in the Check Names window to add the new
entry to your Address book.
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