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Basic computer class_4
Basic computer class_4
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  • 1. Basic Computer Class Lesson 4 Using email
  • 2. Start Internet Explorer
    • Start Internet Explorer
    • Two Ways:
    • 1. Double Click on the blue E
    • OR
    • 1. Click Start
    • 2. Roll mouse up to Programs
    • 3. Click Internet Explorer off the Program’s Menu
  • 3. What is Email?
    • Email is: Messages, usually text, sent from one person to another via computer. E-mail can also be sent automatically to a large number of addresses.
  • 4. Using gmail Email
    • Email web site:
    • You must put this address to memory, so you can check your email from any computer that has an Internet connection.
  • 5. Changing Address to
    • 1. Click after the last letter in the address
    • For example: In
    • You would click after the ‘g’
    • 2. Notice the
    • is highlighted in gray
    • 3. Push Backspace on the keyboard
    • 4. Type in the address textbox:
    • 5. Press Enter on the keyboard
  • 6. User Identification (User ID)
    • User ID (Identification)
    • A string of letters and/or numbers (ex: your name) that uniquely identifies you to the email system. Your userID is also the first part of your e-mail address. For your protection, every userID has an associated password.
  • 7. User ID
    • For this class I have already set up UserIDs for you that will be used just in class.
    • But for your own email…..
    • Pick a name that will be easy for you to remember, either part of your name or a hobby you like to do. Example: carl420 or library_420
  • 8. Signing on to your practice Email part 1
    • Click the white box to the right of Yahoo ID: (to place the cursor in the textbox)
    • I’ll assign each of you a userID
    • Write down your
    • UserID after I give it to
    • you.
  • 9. Creating a Password
    • Creating a password:
    • A password is like a lock on your mail box. Without the password then no one can get in.
    • For this class I have set up passwords for you.
    • For your own email……
    • Select a password that is easy to remember that has letters and numbers in it.
    • Warnings!
    • Don’t use birthday or social security number.
    • Try to use random numbers
    • Usually 6-10 letters/numbers
    • Example: use pets name
    • Example: Spot420
  • 10. Typing in your password
    • Click in the Password box this places your cursor in it
    • Type: the word library for your password. (in lower-case letters)
    • Notice that library is all in
    • ******
    • This is done this way to keep people from seeing your password if they are watching you type it in.
    • 4. Click “sign in” button just below the password box.
  • 11. Email Addresses
    • Email addresses do not contain spaces.
    • Typically the email address have the
    • person’s UserID as the first part
    • Like carl420
    • Then the @ sign (pronounced ‘at’)
    • Like carl420@
    • then the email provider’s name
    • Like Gmail
    • The address looks like
    • [email_address]
  • 12. To Open Email
    • To open Email
    • Click on Inbox on the left side of the screen
    • (see picture to the right)
    • To open your mail click on the Subject.
    • ex: Welcome to Email class and the last class
    • (see picture to the right, see the circled area) this is what you click on to open that email.
  • 13. Understanding Email
    • Viewing email
    • See the picture to the right
    • To:
    • These are the addresses of who this email was sent to
    • [email_address]
    • From:
    • This is the address of the person the email is from
    • [email_address]
    • Subject:
    • This is what the email is about
    • Welcome to Email Class and the last class
    • Below where it says Good Afternoon!
    • This is the message.
  • 14. Replying to Email
    • Click “Reply” button
    • Type message in the white
    • area above the previous
    • message (see where the arrow is pointing on the bottom picture)
    • You can see that the person’s address is already put in and the subject is put in with Re: added to the front of subject
    • Ex: Re: Welcome to Email Class and the last class
    • Type a short message type your name
    • 5. Click “Send” button toward the left corner of the screen (see circled item on the second to the bottom picture)
    • 6. Click Back to Inbox button to get out of the screen. (see bottom picture to the right)
  • 15. Checking for new Email
    • You can click the check mail button
    • To check to see if you have any new mail while you have been signed on.
    • It is located on the left side of your screen.
    • See the picture on the right side 
  • 16. Composing a new Email
    • Composing a new message
    • Click “compose” button
    • I want you to write to everyone in your class for practice
    • Here is a list of the email addresses and you must write down who is owner of that email.
    • 3. In the box to the right of To: Click in the empty box to place your cursor in it
    • Type one of the above addresses
    • 5. Press Tab key or click in the subject box with your mouse to place the cursor there (blinking line)
    • 6. Type in the subject (the title of the email) like Hello or Greetings
    • 7. Press Tab key or you can click in the area with your mouse to place the cursor there. (blinking line)
    • 8. Type your email or message
    • 9. Click “send” button in toward the top corner
    • 10. Click Check Mail button to go back to the Inbox
    • 11. Practice replying to people in your class.
  • 17. Deleting Email
    • Deleting email
    • Click box so that there is a check mark in the box
    • 2. Click “delete” button
    • 3. See picture to the top right
    • OR
    • 1. Click on subject of email which opens email
    • Click “delete” button
    • See picture to the bottom right.
  • 18. Forwarding Email
    • Forwarding Email
    • 1. Open email by clicking the
    • subject
    • 2. Click “Forward” button
    • 3. See picture to the top right
    • 4. Type email address who you
    • want to send it to. (Look at your sheet to see who you would like to send it to)
    • (see picture to the bottom right)
    • 5. Press Tab key
    • 6. Press Tab key
    • 7. Type message
    • 8. Click “Send” button
    • 9. Click Check Mail button to go back to Inbox
  • 19. Signing Out of Email
    • Signing out of email
    • Click “Signout link” it is in very tiny letters at the top right of your screen
    • 2. See picture to the right
    • (circled)
    • Very important, so people can’t get into your email
    • Always Signout!
  • 20. Summary & Questions
    • Email is an excellent way to keep in touch with friends and family.
    • Questions?