This post will describe what an email is, where to get an email account, how to use email, pros and cons as well as local slang. They will be quick and easy to understand so everyone can grasp the concept in good speed. Ok, to put it in the simplest definition I can think of… An email is simplified from “Electronic Mail” and is used to send a digital letter between contacts via email addresses. These emails can be sent with additional attachment files that can contain images, videos and audio. Emails use accounts called “addresses” to send information from one computer to another by using a web mail service and a stable internet connection. You find web mail clients as a web mail application which can be accessed via a web browser. There are many sites on the web that offer web mail services, but here are a few well-trusted websites that offer user-friendly functionality:
Google Mail – Launched April 1st 2004 mail.google.com
MSN Hotmail – 4th July 1996 www.hotmail.com
Yahoo Mail – October 8th 1997 mail.yahoo.com
AOL Mail – March 21st 2004 mail.aol.com
Example: When you create an account, this is the overview of your Hotmail email account and your emails will appear in the bulk of the page in center. To create a new email, click on “New” up in the email options and it will take you to the email page.
From here, you can create an email to send to your contact. It is pretty simple: Enter the contact’s address of who you want to send it to in the box next to “To:” and add a subject underneath. After that, feel free to type your message in the large text box located below and attach any files you like with the attachment options shown above the text box. Once that is done, click “Send” in the email options box and… Congratulations! You have sent your email to your contact successfully. Emails that YOU receive will be shown in your inbox, which is the orange highlighted box underneath “Hotmail” in the sidebar of the webpage. That is all there is to it really.
This was a basic help guide on what emails are and how to send one. Everything else is pretty straightforward, clear and easy to read, so it’s just a matter of playing around and experimenting with all the settings to customise how you want your account to be run. Hope you have gained some insight and if you become stuck, make sure to contact support or forums dedicated to the particular web mail service… Or ask me for help.