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Learn how to receive, send and share emails by using Digital Basics from the www.thebeehive.org.

Learn how to receive, send and share emails by using Digital Basics from the www.thebeehive.org.

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  • E-Mail Basics How to Set Up an E-mail Account
  • What is E-mail? An e-mail address allows you to send and receive electronic messages via the internet.
  • Components of an E-mail Address E-mail addresses have three main components – The username, the @ (“at”) symbol, and the host’s name.
  • Free E-mail Providers
    • Some examples of free e-mail providers include…
    • http://mail.yahoo.com
    • http://gmail.com
    • http://mail.lycos.com
    • http://www.hotmail.com
    • http://mail.com
    • http://www.aolmail.com
  • Step 1: Open Up Your Browser Firefox Chrome Open your internet browser either from the desktop or the start menu.
  • Step 2: Enter Web Address Using Gmail as an example, type in the web address: www.google.com.
  • Step 3: Find the Gmail link.
  • Step 4: Create an Account Create account by typing in your name and choosing a login and password you can remember easily.
  • Step 5: Provide information Fill in the required fields (security question, your location and birth date), and accept Google’s terms of service.
  • Step 6: Sign In!
    • Congratulations! You’re ready to sign-in to your account and e-mail your loved ones!