ADVANTAGES OF E-MAIL
Using e-mail is like composing or reading a paper message,
with several distinct differences:
- It's faster. E-mail is received almost immediately
after it is sent, usually within minutes.
- It's more conversational. Because of its
immediacy, a whole series of e-mail messages may be
exchanged within a very short time. As a result, e-mail
messages tend to be less formal and more chatty in style;
they are also usually shorter and more to the point.
- It's easier to reference. The text of a previous
e-mail message can easily be included as part of a reply
to that message. Thus, e-mail correspondents are able to
keep the context of replies sent in each message.
Including context is not only polite but also makes an
e-mail message more immediately understandable.