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How does an Email travel?

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Wiki User
09/30/2008

Email when sent is converted into a "stream" of data. This data is stored in what are called "packets". These packets include routing instructions as to where the email is supposed to go. The packets are sent to the closest ISP relay, which reads this address info and passes it along. Your email jumps from server to server, until it lands in the final destination of where you sent it to.