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There are a lot of similarities between traditional postal mail and e, or electronic, mail. Just like with postal mail, you need to set things up properly to ensure that they get to the intended destination. You need to have a place to accept all incoming mail. You want to be able to organize your mail, so that you don't forget to follow up on something important. And eventually you'll want to throw out some of that mail. So in traditional mail, we have a stamp. With Outlook, we need an Internet Service Provider, or an ISP, to connect our mail to the outside world.
Sending requires a drop-off point; with Outlook we need an e-mail account. Incoming mail requires a mailbox, incoming e-mail needs an Inbox. We can have multiple deliveries to more than one mailbox. For example, you might have mail coming to your home and another mailbox for your business. With Outlook, we can have multiple e-mail accounts; for example, Olivia has one account for her business mail, and another one for her personal mail.
When we receive traditional mail, we want to read it; with Outlook we give it a double-click to read it. Some information that we receive through the mail we want to get rid of, because it's junk. With Outlook, we can send any information that we need to to the junk mail file. You might need to find a message again; with Outlook it's easy because we can search for any message that we want. And finally, eventually, you need to throw out some of your mail.
With Outlook, a simple right-click will send our mail quickly to the Deleted Items area. Although we still send traditional or snail mail on occasion, e-mail is just becoming so much more prevalent. And just like you probably consider the US Postal Service to be your mail service of choice for snail mail, most users consider Outlook to be their service of choice for e-mail.
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