Electronic Mail (better known as
E-Mail), "the means to exchange messages electronically", is
the most commonly used Network Service. NIC provides different
kinds of E-mail services to its users, over NICNET, NIC's
satellite based communication network. The different types of
e-mail services being provided include SMTP, UUCP and X.400.
The NICNET e-mail service is distributed over many mail
servers located at different NIC centres. These are
inter-linked with each other such that mails can be exchanged
amongst all types of services.
The E-mail service is also integrated with a X.500
directory which makes it possible to search for and locate
e-mail addresses very easily. It is also possible to send fax
messages through E-mail since a gateway is provided for
conversion of messages for fax recipients.