IGCSE Information & Communication Technology Paper-1: Specimen Questions with Answers 29 - 29 of 46

Question 29


Appeared in Year: 2009



Which of the following statements describe advantages of email?


Choice (4)
a.Email ensures that message will only go to the correct person (if addressed correctly)
b.Attachments included in email can be downloaded
c.In comparison to phone numbers email addresses are difficult to remember
d.Both a. and b. are correct




The statements A and C describe the advantages of email.

  • Confidentiality is the main advantage of using email that is email ensures that if address is provided correctly then the message will only go to the person who is intended to read the message.
  • The attachments included in email can be downloaded and edited, definitely this is an advantage.
  • Limit in size of attachments based on system is a disadvantage since it does not allow all users to exploit the features of email fully.
  • Email id’s are lengthy since it contains localpart@domain sections ex: riya@gmail. com these are difficult to remember compared to phone numbers and due to its length if a person address an receiver email id wrong then it will affect the confidentiality of message.

Some of the other advantages include:

  • Faster transmission rates
  • Large documents can be send

Some of the other disadvantages include:

Slower turnaround time

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