Sinonimi: e-mail | email
Or E-mail; Telecommunications system that enables the users of a computer network to send messages to other users. Telephone wires are used to send the signals from terminal to terminal.
Subscribers to an electronic mail system type messages in ordinary letter form on a word processor, or microcomputer, and “drop” the letters into a central computer’s memory bank by means of a computer/telephone connector (a modem). The recipient “collects” the letter by calling up the central computer and feeding a unique password into the system.
(Computer science) A system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that is generated at the recipient's terminal when he logs in; SYN. e-mail, email.