Email is important because it creates a fast, reliable form of communication that is free and easily accessible. Email allows people to foster long-lasting, long-distance communication. It is not characterized by the inconveniences that are generally associated with traditional communication media, such as telephone or postal mail.
Email messages are delivered almost instantly and take the stress out of communicating time-sensitive information. Email is a reliable source of communication that allows for person-to-person virtual delivery as opposed to waiting for a message to be delivered through postal mail. The email service is mostly free and it allows communication to flow to anyone worldwide. There is no limit to the amount of emails that can be sent or received. All communications occur via the communicator’s personal account, which helps to provide some measure of confidentiality. Email also allows a communicator to send a message to more than one person at the same time.