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Basic computer class_4

  1. 1. 01/29/15 1 Basic Computer Class Lesson 4 Using email
  2. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 4 Using gmail Email Email web site: gmail.com You must put this address to memory, so you can check your email from any computer that has an Internet connection.
  5. 5. 5 Changing Address to www.gmail.com 1. Click after the last letter in the address For example: In http://www2.bccls.org You would click after the ‘g’ 2. Notice the http://www2.bccls.org is highlighted in gray 3. Push Backspace on the keyboard 4. Type in the address textbox: www.gmail.com 5. Press Enter on the keyboard
  6. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. 8 Signing on to your practice Email part 1 1. Click the white box to the right of Yahoo ID: (to place the cursor in the textbox) 2. I’ll assign each of you a userID 3. Write down your UserID after I give it to you.
  9. 9. 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. 10. 10 Typing in your password 1. Click in the Password box this places your cursor in it 2. Type: the word library for your password. (in lower-case letters) 3. 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. 11. 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 carl420@gmail.com
  12. 12. 12 To Open Email To open Email 1. Click on Inbox on the left side of the screen 2. (see picture to the right) 3. 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. 13. 13 Understanding Email Viewing email See the picture to the right To: These are the addresses of who this email was sent to carlstadtlibrary@gmail.com From: This is the address of the person the email is from carlstadtlibrary@gmail.com 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. 14. 14 Replying to Email 1. Click “Reply” button 2. 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 4. 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. 15. 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. 16. 16 Composing a new Email Composing a new message Click “compose” button 1. I want you to write to everyone in your class for practice 2. 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 4. 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. 17. 17 Deleting Email Deleting email 1. 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 2. Click “delete” button 3. See picture to the bottom right.
  18. 18. 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. 19. 19 Signing Out of Email Signing out of email 1. 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. 20. 20 Summary & Questions Email is an excellent way to keep in touch with friends and family. Questions?

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