E-mail: What would we do without it?

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It's perceived as the sister of the Internet's popular World Wide Web, e-mail is rapidly developing into such a powerful commercial communication medium in its own right. E-mail has become a popular way to communicate all over the globe. In the past century organizations did not have this useful and reliable way to communicate; they either sent letters or made phone calls. This technology is improving the way of how communication is being conducted in many organizations. E-mail has become so popular by its essential use, which is more reliable in our time. E-mail is known to be cheap, fast, easy, and a satisfying way of communicating.

Why is it cheap? In the past years we hardly had e-mails and so organizations used phones and letters as a way of communicating. These two ways are not as a cheap as using e-mails to communicate (Sulkowicz). For instance calling another country can be very expensive to almost everyone.

Also sending letters, there has to be a stamp stating that it is paid for. Sending e-mails is free; all need is a computer to access the Internet. Some websites like yahoo, hotmail are the most popular site that offers free e-mails to the registered members.

Email is also known to be the fastest and easiest way to send messages to other organization, and possible consumers. To send e-mail the sender must first type the information in a computer he/she can decide whether to save the messages or send it immediately. Once e-mail is sent it only takes seconds to be received if the receiver is online (Sulkowicz).. For example, organizations can use an online service like AOL, and chat with employees or send them e-mails instantly. Automatically, their name will be on a server and once they are online, you can...