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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Difference between Mail and E-mail



Parameter
E-Mail
Mail
Description
Electronic mail is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Email operates across the Internet or other computer networks.
The mail or post is a system for physically transporting documents and other small packages, as well as a term for the postcards, letters, and parcels themselves.

Address
It uses Electronic address to send or receive messages.
Physical Address is used to send or receive messages.
Route
No Specific route is followed
Specific Route is Followed
Stamps
Uses Digital Stamps
Physical Stamps are used
Cost
Very Much Cheap
Costlier than Email.
Time
E-Mails are delivered in very short duration from seconds to minutes.
Delivery is slow and may be in days or months.
Multiple Recipients

You can send copies of letters to multiple recipients at no extra cost.

You have to send individual letter to each person and will have to pay postage for each letter that you send. This is also a Time Consuming Process.

Flexibility
Emails are very fast but they lack the flexibility of regular mail.

You can send and receive packages, magazines, Toys, Gifts and more via postal delivery but not by electronic mail.

Safety
Email may contain viruses that may damage your hard drive or important data.
Regular Mail may contain explosive material which could be dangerous.