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How do you get into the World Wide Web?

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2007-05-14 01:47:51

You connect through a telephone line or satelite signal to a

server (another big computer in a building somewhere) then the

server connects with other computers all over the world. This is a

world wide web of computers. This explanation was given on Oprah:

Ever wondered how e-mail gets from your desktop to a friend halfway

around the world? How Stuff Works author Marshall Brain explains

how e-mail works. Using an e-mail program, or client, you compose

your message. Then you send it. Marshall says to think of your

message as a little digital package of information. That package is

sent through a cable from your computer to another computer

maintained by your e-mail service provider, which is called a mail

server. The mail server examines the recipient's address to decide

how to route the message. The message then travels over the

Internet, arriving at the mail server of the recipient's e-mail

service provider, where it is held in an electronic mailbox. When

the recipient checks for new messages, their e-mail client

communicates with their e-mail service provider's mail server and

retrieves any new messages waiting in that electronic mailbox. In a

process that typically takes less than a second—you've got


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