E-mail (short for electronic mail) is a fast and convenient way to communicate with others. You can use e-mail to:
 
  • Send and receive text messages. You can send an e-mail message to any person with an e-mail address. The message arrives in the recipient’s e-mail inbox within seconds or minutes—whether he or she is your next-door neighbor or lives halfway around the world.E-mail is two-way. You can receive messages from anyone who knows your e-mail address, and then read and reply to those messages.

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