E-mails are one way to communicate online. A lot of people use emails for lots of different uses, such as maybe work, playing around and/or just simply chatting to your friends. The communication is done online, with hundreds of different companies having e-mails. Sometimes adults will need e-mails for every-day work, and it often becomes an addiction to check your emails every hour…

E-mails is a very good way to communicate at times, although at other times you really need to be careful to know who you are chatting to, and this applies not only to emails but on social networking sites! E-mails can be easily hacked into (meaning they can be broken into) and people can read your conversations, so it is best to NEVER give out any details of mobile phone numbers, addresses, valuable information, etc. by email that you don't want a stranger seeing or knowing.

Another problem is that you can't see faces with e-mails (although some e-mail services DO have webcam options…). This makes it harder for you to a) see who you are talking to and b) see what the other person's face looks like. B) means that if you are just joking around, you cannot see if someone else is hurt or upset, which may result into Cyberbullying.

An e-mail address looks something like the following -


The address consists of three parts - the first being the username, in the example it is example123. Services allow you to chose that part of your e-mail…most of the time. The username is always followed by a @.

The second part is the service. This is the company that provides your email address, in the example displayed as Anexample456. The service comes after the @, and it ends in a dot.

The last part is the location. This part could show you which country you registered in, in the example shown as .co.uk, which is the United Kingdom. The location comes after a dot and depending on where you are it may have a dot somewhere in between it, like .co.uk, but most countries do not have this. Take .pl for Poland or .it for Italy.

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