HOW DOES EMAIL WORK?
Electronic mail works on the client/server principle. A client program enables the user to interact with a server in order to access information and services on the server computer.
To read and send mail, users need to access the computer where their mail resides (the server).
The client application is the interface which lets a user read, reply to, forward, compose and send new messages.
Some examples of e-mail client programs are Eudora. Pine, Netscape, Outlook Express.