Almost every user of the Internet does not fail to send and receive an email. However, they do not concentrate on important things involved in the email sending process. If they are beginners to the technical things associated with the email sending and receiving process, then they have to focus on all such things one after another. An email is an old form of computer based communication. The main things in the mail are sender and receiver information, subject line, body of the message and attachments. Though you can easily compose, send and receive emails, you have to keep in mind that loads of things involved in the email sending and also receiving process. 

Basics of the email sending process

Individuals who compose the email in the mail client can click the send button to let the email to start going to the desired destination address. This email first reaches the simple mail transfer protocol server and then domain name server. Once the email is reached the relevant domain through the Internet, this email is then transferred to the mail transfer agent. The email then travels to the user account and reaches the recipient address. The recipient of the email fetches the email from the server via IMAP or POP.   The simple mail transfer protocol server is same as the local post office which checks the postage address at first and find out where to send the email.

Routing is the process of directing the message to the host of the recipient. The routing involves loads of important things like finding an ideal path from the sender to the destination, error checking, speed and also cost optimization. The IP networking layer performs the job of directing the data to the recipient on the Internet. On the other hand, the route has to be generated by the MTA that is the mail transfer agent or the user in the UUCP zone. 

Users of the Gmail have to click the Compose option to create an email. They can add the recipient’s address in the “To” field. They can also use “Cc”, “Bcc” fields to add the recipients when they require. They have to add a subject and write their message. They can click the “Send” option at the bottom of the page. They can add a group of contacts created with labels or individual recipients when they click “To”.

Make an informed decision

All beginners to the email wish to know about how the email is sent to the recipient, where the email is stored, how the recipient replies to the email and how email works. They have to understand and keep in mind that so many protocols and the hardware are used to send the email. For example, a desktop based email client, a web based client or a Smartphone or tablet is used to send the email. You can focus on basics and advanced things related to the email sending process in detail right now. You will make an informed decision and be comfortable in your approach to send and receive emails without compromising privacy related expectations.

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