Topic 9 - Email

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  • Created by: Aimee
  • Created on: 27-11-12 21:08

Using CC and BCC

 

Cc means carbon copy

  • You list the email addresses of people yoiu want to send a copy of the email to after the cc

Bcc means blind carbon copy

  • This allows you to send copies of emails to others without them being able to see each other's email addresses
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Attachments

  • Files can be sent with an email
  • Useful for sending work from school/college to your home computer
  • Can attach any type to file (e.g. image, word processing document etc.)
  • Files are sometimes compressed before sending
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Email

Advantages of using email

  • You can easily attach a copy of the senders message with your reply so they do not have to search for the original message
  • Email is virtually free to send
  • No need for the formality of a letter
  • Emails can be accessed using a large number of devices
  • They are more environmentally friendly, less energy is used delivering the mail

Disadvantages of using email

  • Not everyone has a computer, so ordinary post is still used
  • Junk mail is a problem
  • The system relies on people checking their email boxes regularly
  • Emails and particularly those containing file attachments can contain viruses
  • Email is not secure, they can be intercepted and read - worries about security aspects
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Misuse of Email

These precautions for the misuse of email include:

  • Using email monitoring software
  • Using parental control
  • Email encryption
  • Spam filters
  • Anti virus software

Email abuse

  • Cyber bullying
  • Sending lots of personal email in frims time
  • Innapropriate language/swearing
  • Sending spam
  • Attaching files containing viruses
  • Innaproriate attachments (e.g. offensive jokes, *********** etc)
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