Next: Email on the Department's
E-mail has three distinct advantages over regular mail.
- Speed -- your message can reach the other side of the world in hours,
minutes or even seconds (depending on where you drop off your mail and the state
of the connections between there and your recipient).
- Cost -- for you (at least whilst at University) email is free. Even if
you pay for it the cost is minimal (a local phone call).
- Extensible - More than mail. You can use e-mail to access databases and
file libraries. You'll see how to do this later, along with learning how to
transfer program and data files through e-mail.
E-mail also has advantages over the telephone.
- You send your message when it's convenient for you.
- Your recipients respond at their convenience. No more telephone tag.
- Cost -- text takes up less bandwidth than audio = Less time on phone.
The quickest way to start learning e-mail is to send yourself a message.
You should already be using email