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Lesson 9A: E-mail -- Be sure to go on to Lesson 9B next.
Setting up your free e-mail account
Free e-mail services like Yahoo, Excite, and Hotmail, allow you to send and receive e-mail from just about any place around the world even if you don't own a computer or have an account with an Internet service provider (ISP). You get access to these free e-mail services by sending and receiving e-mail when you visit their Websites. For example, to use Yahoo's free e-mail service, you have to go to www.Yahoo.com, click on the E-mail icon, and then give your user ID and password -- which you get when you first sign up with Yahoo.
From just about anywhere
As long as you can get to a computer with Internet access -- a computer in a friend's house, a library, a classroom, an Internet cafe -- you can use your own free Yahoo e-mail account to communicate with people around the world. And if you already have access to e-mail through an Internet service provider like AOL, MSN, Earthlink -- or a local provider like Internet Junction -- you can get another e-mail account, and this one for free, that will allow you to have a second mailbox to send and receive special messages that you prefer not to go through your main account.
Advantages of secondary e-mail account
If you already have a Yahoo account, then you won't have to go through
the sign-up process. You are set already to send and receive messages
in class. But for the rest of us, let's sign up by going to https://login.yahoo.com/.
Click on Sign Up.
Once you click on Sign me up, you will be taken to a Web page that will guide you through the sign up procedure.
Careful about User ID
You'll be asked to select a User ID and a password. Just remember that your user name will become part of your e-mail address. So, for example, if you select lucky506 as your User ID, your e-mail address will be firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stick with lower case
Suggestion: Use only lower case (small letters) and numbers in both your User ID and password. Avoid using capital letters. Now finish the sign up steps. And once you have your User ID and password, move on to Lesson 9B in which you will send and receive messages using your Yahoo account. If you have trouble signing up with Yahoo, then try Excite, Hotmail, or AOL free email.
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