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E-mail is electronic mail. It is the most popular form of communication on the Internet. It is a fast and economical way for anyone with a PC and a modem to keep in touch with friends, family members and business associates.
E-mail allows you to combine the clarity of a written letter with the immediacy of a phone call. For deaf people, sending an e-mail is usually cheaper than the cost of a textphone call or a fax.
Read the following Royal Institute of the deaf (RNID) factsheet - The Internet and the World Wide Web.
Check out the following sites for background information on the basics of e-mail
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