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  • 1. YAHOO! Email Basics How to Use Your Account Long Beach Public Library Instructor: Pepper Tasker
  • 2. What You Need Before We Start
    • Know how to use a mouse.
    • Able to type with the keyboard.
    • Your own email account.
    • Know how to access your email account.
      • Have your user name and password ready!
  • 3. Getting Started
    • Click on the Internet icon.
    • Click once in the address bar, type in www.yahoo.com
    • Hit enter on the keyboard.
    • You will see this window:
    • Click on Mail , located towards the right of the page.
  • 4. Signing In
    • Click in the blank box next to Yahoo! ID .
    • Type your user name.
      • Example: fluffybunny64 @yahoo.com
    • Click on Tab on your keyboard or use the mouse to click in the box next to Password:
    • Type in your password, it appears as asterisks to protect it.
    • Only you will know this information.
  • 5. New Mail and Inbox
    • This is the Welcome window.
    • Note that this person has (9) new messages in their Inbox .
    • To view your mail, you may click on the Check Mail button or the Inbox Folder .
    • Even if you don’t have new mail, you can go into your inbox at any time.
  • 6. Opening and Reading Email
    • To read a message, click on the subject of that message.
    • You will then see the open message.
    • The top lines tells you the date, who it’s from, the subject, and who else they may have sent it to.
    • The text field contains the message sent.
  • 7. Replying to an Email
    • To reply to a message that you have already received, click on Reply . (You must have the email open for you to reply to it.)
    • The email address(es) of the person/people you’re responding to will automatically appear in the To: box and the subject will remain the same unless you type a new one.
    • Type your message.
    • Click on Send .
  • 8. Composing an Email
    • Click on the Mail tab.
    • Click on Compose .
    • To email someone, you need to know their email address, (such as [email_address] )
    • Type it in the To: box.
    • Click in the Subject: box and type a subject if you wish.
    • Click in the text box and type your message.
    • When you are finished, click on Send .
  • 9. The Address Book
    • To get started adding addresses you need to know someone’s email address.
    • Click on the Contacts tab.
    • The address book opens.
    • You start adding people by clicking on Add Contact .
  • 10. Adding Contacts
    • In the Add Contact window, click in the first box and type the first name of the person.
    • Press Tab on your keyboard to go to each box and fill in the information asked for.
    • You can make it as brief or as detailed as you like, adding things like telephone numbers, mailing addresses, birthdates, etc., but you must type in the email address to be able to use this contact.
    • Click on Save .
  • 11. Adding a Contact from an Email
    • And easy way to add a contact is directly from an email you have received.
    • Click on the icon next to the email address in the From: section.
    • The Add Address page opens with the person’s name and email address already entered.
    • Type additional information if you like, then click the Add to Address Book button.
  • 12. Creating Folders
    • Click the Add link next to the word Folders (on the left side of the screen).
    • A window appears called Explorer User Prompt . Type in a subject like family, friends, business, job leads, etc. Then click on OK .
    • Then the folder appears under the My Folder section.
    • You can do this as many times as you want creating different folders.
  • 13. Moving a Message to a Folder
    • Click in the box next to the message you would like to transfer.
    • Select the folder you would like to move it to by clicking on the down arrow on the Move… button and clicking on the folder name.
    • The message is now in the chosen folder.
    • Go back to your inbox and move the next message to another folder, if desired.
  • 14. Deleting Emails
    • 2 ways
      • Delete an open message.
      • click on the Delete button while the message is open.
      • OR
      • Delete one or more messages from the inbox message list.
      • Click in the box or boxes next to the Sender list, then click on the Delete button.
  • 15. Retrieving Deleted Emails and Emptying Trash
    • If you accidentally delete an email, it will stay in your Trash Folder for a period of time.
    • To retrieve a deleted message.
      • Click on the Trash folder.
      • Click in the box next to the desired message(s)
      • Click on the Move… button.
      • Click on Inbox.
    • Deleting emails moves them into the Trash folder.
    • To permanently delete messages, click on Empty to the right of the Trash folder.
  • 16. Working with Drafts
    • To save a message to work on later is called Save as a Draft .
    • Compose your message like you normally would, but instead of clicking on Send, because you’re not ready to send it, click on Save as Draft .
    • The next time you are using your email, this message can be found in the Drafts folder.
    • Click on Drafts , then click on the message you want (just like in your Inbox) and continue where you left off.
    • When you are ready, click on Send .
  • 17. Working with Sent Messages
    • When you send an email message, by default Yahoo! Mail saves a copy of the message in the Sent folder. You can reply to, forward, and delete messages in the Sent folder.
    • To get started, click on the Sent folder.
    • The list of sent messages looks just like your inbox.
    • Click on the Subject of your email, then do whatever you want with them; delete, forward, move to a folder, etc.
  • 18. Forwarding a Message
    • Any message can be forwarded to someone else by you at any time.
    • Click on the Inbox folder, click on the subject of the email you wish to forward.
    • Add the email address of the person(s) you wish to send it to and click on Send .
  • 19. Attachments
    • To attach a file to your email, such as a r é sum é , picture, report, etc., you need to have it saved somewhere, such as a floppy disk.
    • Start a regular email by clicking on Compose and type a message.
    • Insert your floppy disk or flash drive into the appropriate drive.
    • Click on Attach Files.
    • Click the first Browse button.
    • Use the drop down menu to choose the A: drive.
  • 20. Attachments (cont.)
    • Select the file you want to attach by clicking on it’s name and then on OK .
    • More than one file may be added to be attached. Just go to the next Browse button.
    • When you are finished, click on Attach Files .
    • An attached file looks like this…
    • If you have added everything you want, click on Send .
  • 21. Attachments Warning
    • When receiving an attachment in an email from someone else, be very careful about opening it.
    • Make sure it’s from someone you recognize or are expecting, otherwise don’t’ open it.
    • Viruses to the computer are introduced this way and could destroy your computer.
  • 22. Opening Attachments
    • Open the email message like normal, click on the subject.
    • Click on the file name or the thumbnail picture.
    • Norton antivirus scans it and tells you whether or not to open it. It will either say virus detected or no virus detected.
    • If no virus is detected, click on Download File .
    • If there is a virus detected, do not open the file and delete the message .
    • You can now print it or save it.
  • 23. THE END