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What is an Email Address?

  • Last Updated : 21 Jul, 2021

According to Oxford Dictionary, a “message” is a concept or information conveyed. The information can either be written or spoken. Suppose there is a family of two, namely, A and B. A is at the grocery store buying groceries while B is at home but has to leave for the office because of an urgent call and may not be back for dinner. Neither A nor B has a phone also B can’t wait for A’s return to inform him of won’t be able to be at home for dinner. Hence, what B does is, writes a note that says,” Dear A, I have to leave for urgent work and won’t be able to return before dawn.” In this case, the sheet of paper on which B wrote the message is an example of a message system.

Let’s take a different case where A and B are in different cities and want to communicate with each other. Now, what they do is send letters to each other. This messaging system is called a postal messaging system.

Let’s take one more case where A and B reside in different nations and want to communicate with each other. Now, by the time both A and B settled in different countries, the messaging system evolved into an instant messaging system. Because of this instant messaging system A and B now won’t have to wait for days to receive each other’s message.

One such example of an instant messaging system is E-mail. An e-mail is a short form of electronic mail.  

What is an Email?



When an electronic message or data is transmitted from one computer to another then it is known as e-mail. To send an email you need an active internet connection, an email service provider and personal email address as well as recipient’s email address.

What is an Email Address?

An email address is the identification of an electronic mailbox. It has two parts, namely, a local part and the domain. The local part usually contains the username of the user while the domain name depends on what email service provider you are using. The local part can contain words, numbers, or periods while the domain name depends on what kind of service provider you are using.

 The topmost popular email providers are:

  • G-mail
  • Yahoo Mail
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • GMX Mail
  • Zoho Mail
  • iCloud
  • AOL Mail
  • ProtonMail

In this article, we will be talking about Gmail which is the most used email service. It provides 15 GB of free storage. Each email sent can be of max 25 MB size, including attachments. Attachment includes documents, photos, and videos. If the total attachment size is more than 25 MB then they get uploaded to Google drive then their link is generated and gets written in the message. 

How to create your Email Address?

Step 1: Open Google Chrome on your desktop. Click on Gmail at the top right corner under the bookmarks bar.



Step 2: Click on “Create Account“.

Step 3: Fill in the credentials and click “Next“.

Step 4: Provide your mobile number and click on “Next“.

Step 5: Enter the verification code sent on the number provided. Click on “Verify“.

Step 6: Fill in the details. Click on “Next“.

Step 7: Click on “Yes, I’m in“.

Step 8: Your email ID is now ready to use.

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