NCERT Solutions for Class 5 Computer Science Chapter 8 You have got a Mail updated for new CBSE session 32023-24. Grade 5 computer book chapter 8 is useful for not only CBSE but the state board students also. The assignments and notes given here make the chapter easier to learn.
There was a time about twenty five years ago when one wanted to say something to a friend or family, he had to write it down on a paper, had to arrange an envelope and buy a postal stamp from the post office and send the letter to the recipient. It would take few days to reach the letter to the recipient. Today all this can be done within a few seconds online. Electronic mail has made it possible.
The shot from of Electronic mail is e-mail. You can send and receive mails electronically within a fraction of a second and that too at a very affordable cost. To use the e-mail facility you need to have an account with an e-mail service provider.
E-mail is the most widely used feature of the Internet. Most of the people use Internet for the purpose of E-mail. You can send messages, photographs and any kind of files within seconds from one computer to another using the E-mail feature. To send and receive E-mail you must have a unique identity called the E-mail address.
This is a special address provided by websites which offer e-mail facilities. There are a few websites which offer this facility absolutely free. e.g. yahoo.com, rediffmail. com, indiatimes. com, gmail. com. etc.
Parts of Email
An E-mail address is made in two parts:
The website name that is providing the E-mail facility.
These two parts are separated by a sign ‘@’ called ‘at’. For example : [email protected] is an E-mail address which belongs to a Tiwari Academy website.
Creating an e-mail address
When you purchase an internet connection from any Internet Service Provider, it also gives you a unique E-mail address. You can also create your E-mail address. To create an E-mail address follow the steps given below:
Start the Web Browser available on your computer.
It can be Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera Browser or any other browser.
Select the website with which you want to open your E-mail account. Some common websites are :
http: //www.rediffmail.com; http: //www.hotmail.com; http: //gmail.com; http: //mail.yahoo.com
Click on ‘Sign Up’ button to create a new E-mail address. It will give you a form asking for your login name, password and also your personal details. When you submit this form you will be given an E-mail address.
Sending an E-mail
To send an E-mail you need to open the website on which you have created your E-mail address e.g. if you have an E-mail like [email protected], It means your E-mail address is created with gmail address. You have to open gmail website.
Type your login name and password and click on ‘Sign in’.
Your E-mail account gets opened. You can now read and send E-mails to others. To send E-mails to others, you must know their E-mail ID or address.
Click on Compose to write a mail to others. A window will appear.
You have to type the E-mail address in ‘To’ box, of the person you want to send the e-mail. If you want to send the same mail to many people, you can type the E-mail addresses by putting a semi-colon after each address.
You can also write the addresses in ‘Cc’ and ‘Bcc’ boxes. If you want to send an E-mail to someone and a copy of that mail to someone else, then write the other E-mail IDs in ‘Cc’ box. ‘Cc’ stands for Carbon Copy.
If you want to send an E-mail to many people but you don’t want others to know about to whom you have sent the mail, then put the other E mail IDs in ‘Bcc’ box. ‘Bcc’ stands for Blind Carbon copy.
Type the subject in the box provided. Write your message in the space provided and then click on the ‘Send’ button. You will then receive confirmation that your E-mails have been sent.