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What are some advantages and disadvantages of sending e-mail to communicate within your organization?
Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?
What type of business communication must avoid the use of e-mail?

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Advantages of Email:

? Easy to use as it helps manage contacts, messages and store important information
? Fast delivery/speed as it is delivered instantly
? Easier to prioritize due to the subject lines that can easily be seen in the inbox
? Reliable and secure as one has to use own username and password
? Informational and conversational as it uses simple language
? Automated emails such as autoresponders can be used
? Environment friendly as there is no need to use paper to send messages
? Graphics improve and motivates the receiver
? Good to be used as an advertising tool
? Other advantages: cheap, accessible anywhere, global, ability to attach files and images; saves cost; can be personalized

Disadvantages of Email:

? Viruses can be received from emails which can harm the computer system ...

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506 words; 2 references; advantages and disadvantages of using e-mail in business communication