CGS 2555 Introduction to the Internet. Instructor:. ARNOLDO HERRERA. Introduction to the Internet and World Wide Web. HISTORY ARPANET 1969 The 1st interconnected network used for the free exchange of information between Universities, the Department of Defense, and Research Organizations
Advantages of Email:
Quick, convenient and nonintrusive
Letters, notes, files, data and/or reports can be sent via email
Receiver can open up your email at a time when it is convenient to them
Sender’s return address is included in each message
Inexpensive to use.
Limitations of Email:
Not necessarily private
Can be intercepted
Some email systems are text only
can’t view images, programs, word processing attachments or multimedia messages
Forgery is possible
Through virus activity, etc.