Most of us have more email accounts than we check, and way more mail than we know what to do with. This blog will cover a basic overview of email, but I will write an Email Best Practices blog later. So how does the basic flow of email go? Well, it depends on the email provider that you are utilizing, but the basics are still the same. When you write an email and hit send, a communication is sent to the email server letting it know that a new message is ready to send. The message then goes out to the email server, which identifies the path that needs to be taken to get to the recipient. Once a clear path is identified, the email is sent to the recipients email server, which identifies where the recipient’s mailbox is located and sends the email to that location. Then the mailbox syncs or moves the message to the email application that you are using. There are many paths that can be taken to achieve the same overall goal, but this is the basic path that an email takes to get from start to finish. If you have any questions about email setup, configuration, or troubleshooting, just let us know and we can let you know what we can do to help.