Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online

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Chapter 4: How Can I Communicate with People Around the World?

Electronic mail, known to its friends as e-mail, is the lowest common denominator of Internet service. Even if you have an account that can't access Gopher and the Usenet; even though it can't slice, dice, and mix drinks; any service that is part of the Internet can--at a minimum--send and receive electronic mail. If you can't use fancier Internet tools with your service, don't feel left out, because electronic mail offers a wealth of information and fun--and access to the single greatest resource on the Internet: people. Scattered throughout this book, you'll find tidbits on using e-mail for searching databases, transferring files, and other good stuff, but this chapter focuses on using e-mail for communicating with people.

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