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Basic email class_1

  1. 1. Basic Computer Class Setting up and using email
  2. 2. Email <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Using Email <ul><li>Email web site: </li></ul><ul><li>mail.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>You must put this address to memory, so you can check your email from any computer that has an Internet connection. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Email Essentials <ul><li>User ID (Identification) </li></ul><ul><li>A string of letters and/or numbers (e.g., your name) that uniquely identifies you online. Your userID is also the first part of your e-mail address. For your protection, every userID has an associated password. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Email Essentials <ul><li>Creating a user id: </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a name that will be easy for you to remember, either part of your name or a hobby you like to do. Example: winnd112003 or </li></ul><ul><li>garden_4_fun </li></ul>
  6. 6. Email Essentials <ul><li>Creating a password: </li></ul><ul><li>A password is like a lock on your mail box. Without the password then no one can get in. </li></ul><ul><li>Select a password that is easy to remember </li></ul><ul><li>that has letters and numbers in it. </li></ul><ul><li>Warnings! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use birthday or social security number. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to use random numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Usually 6-10 letters/numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Example: use pets name and </li></ul><ul><li>child’s birthday </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Spot0214 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Email Essentials <ul><li>Remember my ID on this computer. </li></ul><ul><li>This allows your userid to stay on that computer. Makes it convenient because you don’t have to put in your userid. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation: Don’t check that box, because it makes it more convenient for whoever uses that computer to break in your email, because they just have to figure out your password, they already have your userid. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Setting up Email part 1 <ul><li>1. Click Sign Up Now button </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click Sign Up for Yahoo! Mail </li></ul>
  9. 9. Setting up Email part 2 <ul><li>You must fill out form to start email. </li></ul><ul><li>1. First & Last name </li></ul><ul><li>2. Preferred content (Yahoo U.S.) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Yahoo! ID (can be your name or anything like your hobby, can include numbers, must be unique because there are so many people using Yahoo, that most generic names are probably taken. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Check the Availability of this ID </li></ul><ul><li>if not available then choose another or select one of their choices </li></ul><ul><li>5. Password (see password lecture </li></ul><ul><li>page 6) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Re-type password to make sure it is spelled correctly </li></ul>
  10. 10. Setting up Email part 3 <ul><li>If you forget your password: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Select a question </li></ul><ul><li>choose a question </li></ul><ul><li>2. Answer: 4 characters or more (make it unique with numbers) This is your password </li></ul><ul><li>3. Enter your birthday and </li></ul><ul><li>zipcode </li></ul><ul><li>4. Alternate email, up to you, </li></ul><ul><li>optional </li></ul>
  11. 11. Setting up Email part 4 <ul><li>Customizing Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><li>It is optional </li></ul><ul><li>1. You may select a industry you are associated with </li></ul><ul><li>2. Your title at your job </li></ul><ul><li>3. Your specialization (your type of work) </li></ul><ul><li>Verify Your Registration </li></ul><ul><li>1. Look at the swirled password and type it in exactly as it is written </li></ul><ul><li>Example: G4Vrn </li></ul>
  12. 12. Setting up Email part 5 <ul><li>Terms of Service </li></ul><ul><li>You can read all the terms of service or skim through and then click the “I Agree” button. </li></ul><ul><li>I usually skim and then click “I Agree” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Setting up Email part 6 <ul><li>Verifying your registration if you type the first swirled code in wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the code again </li></ul><ul><li>below: </li></ul><ul><li>Example: 2TrG </li></ul>
  14. 14. Setting up Email part 7 <ul><li>Registration now complete! </li></ul><ul><li>1. Print out the page by clicking on the link </li></ul><ul><li>“ print out this page” </li></ul><ul><li>2. Notice your new email address, put that to memory as well as your password </li></ul>
  15. 15. Setting up Email part 8 <ul><li>Yahoo toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Is optional. It has </li></ul><ul><li>options such as a pop </li></ul><ul><li>-up blocker and other </li></ul><ul><li>options. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not a bad thing to have, so you can click yes </li></ul>
  16. 16. Setting up Email part 9 <ul><li>Computer prepares to install yahoo mail </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “yes” button </li></ul>
  17. 17. Setting up Email part 10 <ul><li>Complete the Yahoo! Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Install instant messenger </li></ul><ul><li>(instant messenger is a way to send instant live pop-up messages to your friends and family) </li></ul><ul><li>Set my home page to www.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li> (when Internet explorer starts up </li></ul><ul><li>www.yahoo.com will be your home page.) </li></ul><ul><li>Use Yahoo! Search from the Internet Explorer address bar </li></ul><ul><li>(uses yahoo.com as your search engine) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Setting up Email part 11 <ul><li>You may choose all three options, or none. </li></ul><ul><li>I choose none, for now, you can add later on </li></ul>
  19. 19. Using Email part 1 <ul><li>1. Click start button </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click programs </li></ul><ul><li>3. Click Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>4. Type www.mail.yahoo.com in the address </li></ul><ul><li>5. Type in your userid </li></ul><ul><li>6. Push Tab key (on keyboard) </li></ul><ul><li>7. Type in your password </li></ul><ul><li>8. Click “Sign In” button </li></ul>
  20. 20. Using Email part 2 <ul><li>You can see if you have </li></ul><ul><li>any messages </li></ul><ul><li>It says “You have 0 unread messages” </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have new mail </li></ul><ul><li>You can click the “inbox” folder to see </li></ul><ul><li>all the messages you received. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Using Email part 3 <ul><li>To check for new mail </li></ul><ul><li>1. Click “check mail” button to check mail </li></ul><ul><li>2. To open your mail click on </li></ul><ul><li>the name of the email (subject) NOT on the name of who its from (sender) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Using Email part 4 <ul><li>Viewing email </li></ul><ul><li>To: caveman@yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>This is the address of the receiver </li></ul><ul><li>From: </li></ul><ul><li>This is the address of the person the email is from </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: </li></ul><ul><li>This is what the email is about </li></ul>
  23. 23. Using Email part 5 <ul><li>Replying to email </li></ul><ul><li>Open mail, click on </li></ul><ul><li>inbox folder </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the subject of the email you want to reply to subject </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Reply” button </li></ul><ul><li>Type message in the white </li></ul><ul><li>area above the previous </li></ul><ul><li>message </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Send” button </li></ul>
  24. 24. Using Email part 6 <ul><li>Composing a new message </li></ul><ul><li>1. Click “compose” button </li></ul><ul><li>2. Enter name of person you are emailing OR their address </li></ul><ul><li>3. Press Tab key </li></ul><ul><li>4. Enter in the subject (what the email is about) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Press Tab key </li></ul><ul><li>6. Type your email </li></ul><ul><li>7. Click “send” button </li></ul>
  25. 25. Using Email part 7 <ul><li>Deleting email </li></ul><ul><li>1. Click box so that there is a check mark in the box </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click “delete” button </li></ul><ul><li> OR </li></ul><ul><li>1. Click on subject of email (which opens email </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click “delete” button </li></ul>
  26. 26. Using Email part 7 <ul><li>Forwarding Email </li></ul><ul><li>1. Open email by clicking </li></ul><ul><li>subject </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click “Forward” button </li></ul><ul><li>3. Type email address who you want to send it to </li></ul><ul><li>4. Press Tab key </li></ul><ul><li>5. Press Tab key </li></ul><ul><li>6. Type message </li></ul><ul><li>7. Click “Send” button </li></ul>
  27. 27. Using Email part 8 <ul><li>Spam - is junk mail </li></ul><ul><li>Marking email as spam </li></ul><ul><li>1. Click check box of the email you want to mark as spam </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click “Spam” button </li></ul><ul><li>No more emails from that address will come to you </li></ul><ul><li>Mark emails </li></ul><ul><li>1. Marking as unread </li></ul><ul><li>makes the email in bold, as if you haven’t read it </li></ul><ul><li>2. Mark as read, so your inbox shows everything read </li></ul><ul><li>3. Flag for follow up (puts a red flag by email) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Clear Flag (removes red flag) </li></ul>
  28. 28. Using Address Book part 1 <ul><li>Address Book </li></ul><ul><li>1. Click “Addresses” tab </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click “Add Contact” button </li></ul>
  29. 29. Using Address Book part 2 <ul><li>Adding people to Address Book </li></ul><ul><li>1. Enter first, last name (middle is optional) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Enter Nickname </li></ul><ul><li>(Person’s first name, can add last initial or full name </li></ul><ul><li>3. Enter email address </li></ul><ul><li>4. Click “Save” button </li></ul>
  30. 30. Using Address Book part 3 <ul><li>Using Address Book when composing an email </li></ul><ul><li>1. Click “Compose” button </li></ul><ul><li>2. Start typing person’s name and choices start showing up as you type </li></ul><ul><li>3. Select the name with the mouse the one you want. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Signing Out of Email <ul><li>Signing out of email </li></ul><ul><li>1. Click “Signout link” </li></ul><ul><li>Very important, so people can’t get into your email </li></ul><ul><li>Always Signout </li></ul>
  32. 32. Summary & Questions <ul><li>Email is an excellent way to keep in touch with friends and family. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
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