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    Beginner Series  7 2009 Final Beginner Series 7 2009 Final Presentation Transcript

    • Set-up Check List 1. Closer projection screen 2. Check for automatic updates 3. Disable extra protection software 4. Disable scans during presentation 5. Turn Off auto-defrag 6. Test Wi-Fi connection speed 7. Set out textbooks 8. Send around attendance sheet 9. Pass out evaluation forms 10. Setup webcam for re-take of class picture 1 ComputerTLC
    • WELCOME TO THE VICKSBURG COMPUTER CLASS 2009 Beginner Series -7 by Jim Froemke Instructor FINAL CLASS! 2 ComputerTLC
    • Today’s Agenda  Seventh (FINAL!) Weekly Beginner Class: 1. Using the Vicksburg Class BLOG 2. Questions from last week 3. Chapter 10 (9) “E-mail, Your Electronic Mailbox” “Internet and E-mail for Seniors” text – 2 available 4. Homework Assignments 5. Class Feedback Survey 6. Questions and Extra Help after Class 3 ComputerTLC
    • Using Internet Blogs  Just left-click on these links:  CLASS BLOG LINK Download Class Presentations  Vicksburg Village Voice Blog Link  Checking the latest village news 4 ComputerTLC
    • Questions From Last Week  How to Change Desktop Icon Sizes?  Windows XP?  Desktop Menu, Properties, Appearance, Effects, Check: Use large icons  Windows VISTA?  Desktop Menu, View, Select: Large/Medium or Classic Icons  Click on an icon, press “Ctrl” key while you turn the mouse “Scroll” wheel 5 ComputerTLC
    • Questions From Last Week  How to Change Taskbar Icon Sizes?  Windows XP:  Right-click to view taskbar menu, properties, Start Menu, Customize, General select: Large icons, OK, Apply and reboot computer.  Windows VISTA:  Right-click to view taskbar menu, properties, Start Menu, Customize, scroll down to place a check in: Use large icons, OK, Apply and reboot computer. 6 ComputerTLC
    • Questions From Last Week  What are Internet Search Engines?  A way to have computers search the Internet indexes for your query.  Open any Internet Browser  Select an Internet Search Engine  Google, Yahoo, Lycos, Ask.com, etc.  Specialized Search Engines?  Key in your question, press search and wait for your answers. 7 ComputerTLC
    • 8 ComputerTLC
    • New Material Chapter 10 (9 ) “E-mail” Why learn about this?  So you can communicate with someone else! 9 ComputerTLC
    • Early Snail-Mail Connections 10 ComputerTLC
    • Early Wired Connections 11 ComputerTLC
    • Green Communications 12 ComputerTLC
    • Internet E-mail Q&As  What is it? – The transfer of files over communications networks.  What do I need? – An E-mail address and access to a computer with Internet access.  What does E-mail cost? – NOTHING!  What does Internet access cost? FREE or up to $60 per month 13 ComputerTLC
    • Internet Access Costs  Portable FREE - Wireless Wi-Fi Access: Coffee shops, Restaurants, Motels, Airports, RV Campgrounds, etc.  Portable FEE - Some Wireless Wi-Fi Access: Starbucks, McDonalds, etc.  Mobile FEE – Cellular Broadband Access  Fixed Dedicated FEE: DSL, Cable, etc. Access  Fixed Shared FEE - Sharing a fixed dedicated connection with a neighborhood router access 14 ComputerTLC
    • Basic E-mail Types Client Mail Web Mail  Messages and address  Messages and address book reside on your book reside on an personal computer. Internet server.  Limited service  Full services available available from other from any computer. computers.  Usually FREE (advertising):  Incl. w/Internet Access:  Google - Gmail  Windstream, Juno,  Yahoo - Mail Roadrunner, AOL, etc.  MSN - Hotmail 15 ComputerTLC
    • XP Outlook Express and VISTA Windows Mail Read Mail Example  Chapter 10 (9); pages 254 (288)  Open client e-mail application  Manually enter User name and Password  Not necessary of automatic  Dial-up Internet connection  Not necessary for continuously on broadband (Windstream, Roadrunner, etc.)  Select (left-click) on Inbox  Not necessary if Inbox is default  Select and read new (or old) e-mail messages 16 ComputerTLC
    • XP Outlook Express and VISTA Windows Mail Send Mail Example  Chapter 10 (9); pages 254 (288)  Open client e-mail application  Manually enter User name and Password  Not necessary of automatic  Dial-up Internet connection  Not necessary for continuously on broadband (Windstream, Roadrunner, etc.)  Select (left-click) on Inbox  Not necessary if Inbox is default  Select and read new (or old) e-mail messages 17 ComputerTLC
    • What Are All The Boxes For?  Inbox – for New and read messages  Outbox – for messages being sent  Sent Item – for messages sent  Deleted Items – discarded messages  Draft – saved messages not sent  Junk E-mail – *suspicious messages  Archive – older saved messages 18 ComputerTLC
    • Three Ways to Send a Message  Click on “Send” message – normal way  New message goes to whoever you address  Click on “Respond” – while reading a message  Previous message goes to message author  Click on “Forward” – while reading a message  Previous message goes to whoever you address 19 ComputerTLC
    • E-mail Elements  To: primary recipient(s)  CC: & BCC: additional recipient(s)  Subject: topic of message  Attachments: link to additional files  Message: actual text of message  Signature: your name, title, etc. 20 ComputerTLC
    • VISTA E-mail Windows XP Windows VISTA  Outlook Express  *Windows Mail  Outlook  *Outlook  Web-mail  Web-mail •Migration of messages, address book and settings required for Outlook Express and Outlook users •No migration required for Web Mail users Produced by Jim Froemke 21 3/18/2009
    • What’s New with VISTA’s Windows Mail?  Preloaded (FREE) with VISTA  Successor to Outlook Express  Improved appearance  Supported by Microsoft (sort of)  Requires migration of your Outlook Express address book, mail and settings 22 Produced by Jim Froemke 3/18/2009
    • VISTA? E-mail Alternatives  Outlook Express is history!  Not supported by Microsoft!  Doesn’t include spell checker (download)  Replaced with “Windows Mail”  Outlook will continue to run as long as you install Microsoft Office Suite  You can continue to run your favorite Web-Mail in your browser unchanged  Hotmail, G-mail, Yahoo mail, etc.  VISTA versions of other client e-mails available:  E.g., Juno, AOL, EarthLink, etc. 23 Produced by Jim Froemke
    • 24 ComputerTLC
    • E-mail Attachments – 263 (298)  Sending E-mail Attachments – 263 (298):  Either “attach” the file from your e-mail or “Send To” Mail Recipient from the file menu  Your ISP may limit the maximum size of any file attachment to < 10 MB.  Limit file attachments to picture and documents.  Receiving E-mail Attachments – 267 (303):  NEVER open unknown e-mail attachments.  Always save the attachment, scan it for infections and then if safe, open it.  Turn OFF automatic display of picture attachments. 25 ComputerTLC
    • What’s SPAM!  SPAM is unsolicited, bulk e-mail.  It’s often sent from your own or your neighbor’s hijacked computer. 26 ComputerTLC
    • How to Minimize SPAM! 1. NEVER open an unsolicited e-mail. Delete it! 2. NEVER respond to a SPAM e-mail! 3. NEVER click on a hot-link within a SPAM e-mail! 4. Protect your “personal” e-mail address from discovery. If discovered, change it. 1. Open a 2nd “throw-away” address for public use. 5. Chose a non-trivial e-mail address, for example: 1. name.address@yourISP.com jim.430@gmail.com 6. Use an ISP who has a good SPAM filter (Gmail). 7. Protect your computer from infections! 27 ComputerTLC
    • What’s E-mail Phishing?  When you give up personal information in response to an E-mail. 28 ComputerTLC
    • Why Protect Your Computer?  What’s wrong with this point of view?  “I don’t need protection because I only use my computer for e-mail; not banking or credit cards.”  You may be sending infections to everyone you send an e-mail to from your computer!  Your computer can become a “Zombie” when hijacked into a network of SPAM servers.  All SPAM is sent from vast networks of hijacked computers without the owners knowledge! 29 ComputerTLC
    • E-mail Etiquette 1. DON’T USE ALL CAPITALIZED LETTERS! 1. Your message looks like you’re yelling at someone. 2. Minimize your use of punctuation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3. Use “plain text” for most emails. It’s safer. 4. Try not to forward “junk”. 5. Limit your use of “Reply to all” 1. You generate unnecessary e-mail traffic. 30 ComputerTLC
    • E-mail Etiquette 1. Limit attachments as they can clog up e-mail. 2. Use a spelling and if possible grammar checker. 3. Read your e-mail before you send it. 4. Save a tree (and ink); don’t print everything out! 5. Remember that most e-mail is not secure. 31 ComputerTLC
    • Homework Assignment  Exercises from chapter 10 (9) Pages: 270-271 (306-307)  Extra Credit: Appendices “A” “Playing Solitaire”  Pages: 317-323 (375-381) 32 ComputerTLC
    • FINAL Class Feedback  Do you receive my class related e-mails? Yes____, No____ e-mail: ____________________  Are you able to view the class blog on your computer? Yes____, No____  Your computer experience level? Non-user____, Beginner____, Intermediate____  Was the class material level: Too simple?____, About right?____, Too complex?____  Did you understand the material today? Yes____, No____, Sometimes____  Were you able to complete the previous homework assignments? Yes____, No____  What topics could have been eliminated? ______________________________________  What topics should have been included? _______________________________________  Was this class series helpful to you? Yes____, Somewhat_____, No _____  Would you recommend the beginner class series to your friends? Yes_____ , No______  Suggestions for improvement? ______________________________________________  Are you having computer problems and require a house call? Yes____, No____  Name:___________________________________________, Phone: _________________________________  Nature of problem: ________________________________________________________________________ 33 ComputerTLC
    • Are there any Questions? Thanks for Your Attention! 34 ComputerTLC