What Happens to an Email After You Click "Send"

With so many forms of communication nowadays, it may come as a surprise that email still reigns supreme—people send 10 times more emails than texts. But have you ever wondered what happens to your rant about Thomas Edison after you press send and before your recipient's "you've got mail" alert? (Okay, we're pretty sure that doesn't happen anymore.) Watch the following video to learn about email headers and the "hello" command, then learn more about electronic communication.

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Written by Curiosity Staff January 20, 2017

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