Email At The Office
Email at the Office
Electronic mail, known to everyone as email, is ?the technology of sending and receiving electronic messages over phone lines by computer?(Marty Foley). Any person, who has access to the Internet has email. An estimated twenty to sixty million people have Internet access, and the numbers drastically increase yearly. It is the fastest growing way of communication of this day. As more people begin using email, as well as companies who are becoming technologically inclined, they are beginning to discover the great advantages of it. But, with these advantages also come a few drawbacks. Many companies are beginning to use this as their main form of communication with other companies, but some seem to forget that email is an electronic letter, and they do not realize the need for etiquette.
Kaitlin Duck Sherwood best explains the qualities email possesses; ?email is cheaper and faster than a letter, less intrusive than a phone call, less hassle than a FAX.? She also makes a good point that with the use of email, there is no longer a time zone and location issue when trying to notify someone. She believes that
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