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    reply to my mail.

    It seems "mail" here means "email", but I never heard it to be used as "email". Can "mail" and "email" be exchanged? Isn't "mail" always "postal mail in a material form"?

    30)Thank you for your quick reply to my mail.

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    Re: reply to my mail.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    It seems "mail" here means "email", but I never heard it to be used as "email". Can "mail" and "email" be exchanged? Isn't "mail" always "postal mail in a material form"?

    30)Thank you for your quick reply to my mail.
    Usually, the two are separate.

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    #3

    Re: reply to my mail.

    i think email mean electronic mail, so we can use when we use electronic device

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    Re: reply to my mail.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can "mail" and "email" be exchanged?
    Yes, "mail" can mean "e-mail". See definition #3 here.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: reply to my mail.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmad atshan View Post
    I think email mean electronic mail, so we can use it when we use an electronic device.
    Ahmad Atshan, please remember that you must start your post with "Not a teacher" if you are trying to answer another student's question. If you read the question carefully, you will see that keannu was not asking what the meaning of "email" is. He already knows that. He was asking a different question.

    In addition, remember that you must start every sentence with a capital letter, always capitalise the word "I" and end every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: reply to my mail.

    I invariably use "mail" when referring to an e-mail and "letter" when referring to a message received in the post.

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    Re: reply to my mail.

    I normally do not see "mail" used to mean "email," but it is possible. If there is no chance of confusion. If someone said to me "guess what I got in the mail?" I would assume she was talking about the tangible mail that the postal service delivers.

    Remember there is a BrE/AmE difference. They get their post from the Royal Mail, while we get our mail from the Postal Service.

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    Re: reply to my mail.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I normally do not see "mail" used to mean "email," but it is possible. If there is no chance of confusion. If someone said to me "guess what I got in the mail?" I would assume she was talking about the tangible mail that the postal service delivers.

    Remember there is a BrE/AmE difference. They get their post from the Royal Mail, while we get our mail from the Postal Service.
    You're right about that difference yet, perhaps surprisingly, it is AmE which uses "Guess what I got in the mail" and BrE which uses "Guess what I got in the post"!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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