How to Write an Email- CSEC English Section B

An Email is short for ‘electronic mail‘. Similar to a letter, it is sent via the internet to a recipient. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user. Some people use internet-based applications and some use programs on their computer to access and store emails.

The format for an email is:

  • From: (Who is sending the email- John@yahoo.com)
  • To: (Who you are sending the email to- live@gmail.com)
  • Cc: (Who you want to send a copy of the email to- mark@live.com)
  • Bcc: (You add someone you want to sent the email to but you do not want everyone to see who this person is)
  • Subject: (What the email is about- Requesting an English Class)
  • The body of the email

NB: Cc means carbon copy and Bcc means blind carbon copy. For emailing, you use Cc when you want to copy others publicly, and Bcc when you want to do it privately. Any recipients on the Bcc line of an email are not visible to others on the email.

 

Below are some pictures of emails that you can consider. Remember that the information in the body of the email is dependent on the question that you are answering.

 

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