The first ever e-mail was sent by the American, Ray Tomlinson, in October 1971. Fast-forward several decades and e-mail has developed into one of the most used internet services in the world, but are its days numbered? Will instant messengers and social media render e-mail useless for the digital generation? Current figures provide information, as well as a glimpse into the future of e-mail.
E-mails enable us to send messages and files around the world in seconds. E-mail correspondence is an indispensable part of everyday life for most internet users, but most users, however, don’t actually know how an e-mail is sent. A lot happens in the short time between a message being dispatched to it being delivered.
When you set up your e-mail account you will sooner or later be faced with the decision of choosing between IMAP or POP3. Both transfer protocols help you receive your e-mails. But what are the differences between IMAP and POP3? And when is it best to use which protocol?
Have you ever been curious about how an e-mail arrives at the designated recipient? The header area of an e-mail contains a lot more information than just the sender, the subject, the recipient and the date the e-mail was received. By displaying all of the e-mail header you can determine whether the e-mail falls into the spam category. Learn how to decipher the information in an e-mail header.
Billions of spam e-mails are sent daily. These annoying messages cost time and get on your nerves, especially when malware finds its way onto your computer or private data falls into the wrong hands. Just a few small tricks and a bit of caution when dealing with e-mails can remedy the situation.
1&1 IONOS E-mail Guide: everything need to know about e-mails
Most people couldn’t imagine a life without e-mails. Whether you use them to communicate for business or personal reasons, e-mails have practically replaced traditional letters. Over 200 billion e-mails are sent around the world each day and despite the rise in social media and instant messaging, they show no sign of slowing down. Our E-mail Guide forms part of the 1&1 IONOS Digital Guide and is dedicated to the basic framework of the e-mail–from the technical security requirements to marketing strategies you should use when sending business e-mails. The contents of this E-mail Guide cater for both beginners as well as more experienced computer users.
The E-mail Guide’s target audience
The numerous e-mail tips in the guide are aimed at a wide readership, from hobbyists and novices to IT and e-mail marketing professionals. Owners of small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from articles that provide information on how to create business e-mails and build successful e-mail marketing campaigns. The e-mail guide takes into consideration that readers have different levels of IT knowledge; as well as introductory articles on FAQs (e.g. ‘How is an e-mail sent?’ or ‘What should an e-mail header contain?’) there are also more detailed and specific articles such as ‘E-mail encryption with PGP’ or ‘Creating individual newsletter templates’.
The E-mail Guide’s structure and topics
In 1&1 IONOS’s Digital Guide, the E-mail Guide offers three different subcategories. Under ‘E-mail marketing’ you can read about marketing trends as well as tips on direct marketing via e-mail. The ‘E-mail security’ subcategory mainly deals with e-mail encryption and how to handle spam and phishing e-mails. Lastly, under ‘Technical matters’, you’ll find various articles about structure, operation and storage of e-mails and the corresponding software. In our guide, we provide detailed information on everything to do with e-mails, presented to you in a clear and understandable way.