Electronic Mail - the electronic transmission of mail between users. For New Export System ( NES) it can be used for submitting declarations to the CHIEF system (via the Electronic Data Capture Service ( EDCS)). HM Customs & Revenue Glossary

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I. email e‧mail 1 [ˈiːmeɪl] also e-mail noun COMPUTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1. [uncountable] electronic mail; a system that allows people to send messages and documents to each other by computer:

Do you have email (= is your computer set up to send and receive email ) at home?

• The file had been sent by email and saved to the hard disk.

• We automatically delete all email messages more than three months old.

2. [countable, uncountable] a message or document sent by e-mail:

Send me an e-mail telling me how many books you want to buy.

• I had just finished reading my email.

• I haven't had time to check my emails yet this morning.

  [m0] II. email email 2 also e-mail verb [transitive] COMPUTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS
to send someone a message or a computer file by e-mail:

• You can phone, fax, or e-mail me.

email somebody with something

• I emailed you with my order six weeks ago.

email somebody something

• Please will you email me the latest set of accounts?

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email UK US (also e-mail) /ˈiːmeɪl/ noun COMMUNICATIONS, IT
[U] the system of sending messages over the internet: have/use email »

It's important to speak to people directly from time to time, rather than always using email.

by email »

You can contact us through our website, by phone, or by email.


an email service/system


an email discussion/newsletter/update

[C or U] a message or document, or a set of messages or documents, sent using this system: reply to/answer (an) email »

Faxes, phone calls, and emails have not been answered.

receive/get (an) email »

He has received a huge amount of email in response to the blog.

look at/check email »

She spends the first hour of her day checking her email.

send/forward (sb) an email »

I'll send you an email with the details of the meeting.


delete/save an e-mail

email UK US (also e-mail) /ˈiːmeɪl/ verb [T]
to send an email to someone: »

E-mail us at

email sth to sb »

Can you email the spreadsheet to me as an attachment?

email sb sth »

Subscribers will be emailed the dates and times of all upcoming chat forums.

email sb back »

Email me back with your comments when you've read the report.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Email — Email, Schmelz, durchsichtiger oder undurchsichtiger, gefärbter oder ungefärbter Glasfluß. Hauptsächlich auf Metallen, Tonwaren u.s.w. angewendet, um dieselben vor Oxydation zu schützen oder zu verzieren. Das Aufbringen des Ueberzugs nennt man… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • émail — ÉMAIL. s. m. Composition faite de verre calciné, de sel, de métaux, etc. que l on applique avec le feu sur des ouvrages d or, d argent, de cuivre, de fer, etc. pour les embellir. Faire appliquer de l émail. Émail noir, vert, rouge, blanc, etc.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • email — EMÁIL, emailuri, s.n. 1. Masă sticloasă obţinută prin topire sau prin sinterizare, constituită în special din siliciu şi din bariu, care se aplică pe suprafaţa unor obiecte metalice sau ceramice, pentru a le proteja împotriva coroziunii, a le… …   Dicționar Român

  • Email — Émail Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Email — Sn (Emaille f.) Schmelzüberzug std. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. émail m. (älter: esmail). Das Wort wird durch französische Miniaturmalereien auf Email in Deutschland bekannt. Verb: emaillieren.    Ebenso nndl. émail, ne. enamel, nschw …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • email — short for electronic mail, is a term that has become familiar enough to be spelt as one word. Its grammatical behaviour follows that of mail, i.e. it is a noun and a verb; you can email messages and you can email people. See e …   Modern English usage

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  • email — n. Electronic mail; correspondence by letter over the Internet or another computer network. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. email …   Law dictionary

  • Email — [e mai, e ma:j] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. fr. émail, dies über altfr. esmal aus dem Germ.> glasharter, korrosions u. temperaturwechselbeständiger Schmelzüberzug als Schutz auf metallischen Oberflächen od. als Verzierung …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • email — a type of pottery design pattern, c.1877, from Fr. email (12c.), lit. enamel (see ENAMEL (Cf. enamel)) …   Etymology dictionary

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