Email Basics For The Internet Home Business

Remember the days that email started to come into every day life. We simply used it to communicate with friends and family. The use of email outside of that function wasn’t really in play.

With the use of email building and the many options we have for platforms to leverage our email accounts, it has taken on an entire new purpose.

This article revolves around the use of Gmail, which is the major email system offered up for free from Google Email1and1. I have tried many, but there are so many functions and add-ons to Gmail I have always quickly returned after wandering for a bit.

The information below relates to Gmail as your email system for managing your Internet Home Business. So here we go..

1. Never use your personal email account for email traffic that relates to your business.. Always get a separate account that will be used for your business purpose and Brand it to your business name. My branding from the start was “TimeToGetYours”.. I used that branding in every aspect of my business. My Twitter account, Facebook account, Gmail account, Blog, Web Sites…. you get the picture. By doing this, you make it easy for people to find you anywhere on the internet and the Social Media platforms know where you live.

An email address, such as yourname @example .com, has two parts. The part before the @ sign is the local-part of the address, more often than not the username of the recipient (yourname), and the part after the @ sign is a domain name to which the email message will be sent. You need to pass the complete email address onto anyone you wish to receive email from.

When you want to send an e-mail there are three major parts you need to think about. The three elements are the recipients email address, the email subject line and the message itself. You may also want to add attachments such as photos or documents.

You need to add the email address of the person you want to contact in the To field of the e-mail. The email address needs to contain both parts of the address as mentioned above. Most email clients will also include CC and BCC fields. These stand of carbon copy and blind carbon copy and are terms that have survived from the days of typing pools and carbon paper! CC means that this person will be copied into the email message and that the recipient will be aware that someone else has been copied into the message. BCC is for copying people into message without the recipient being aware of the fact.

Once you have addressed the email message then the next field to complete is the subject line. Subject lines are important as the show the recipient what the nature of the email is and why they should open it. Subject lines should describe the content of the email simply. Blank subject lines are often marked as spam by email filters and will bounce back to you and not reach the person you sent it to.

Once you have completed the subject line then you need to write the content on the message itself! An e-mail message can contain text, images and hyperlinks. You can also attach files such as word documents, spreadsheets or photos. There is no upper or indeed lower limit to the amount of text that you add. Once you have completed the text and added your name at the bottom you just need to click send and then your message will be on its way through cyberspace.

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