There are two basic ways to access your email: either through your email provider’s website, other three a dedicated email application on your computer, also called an email client. This video explains how email clients work, and goes into detail on how to setup a client to make sure your email is synced across multiple computer or smartphones so you always have access to all your email regardless of the device you’re using.
- [Voiceover] There are two basic ways to access your email.…Either through your email provider's website,…for example, you could go to Gmail.com…in your web browser to access your Gmail email.…Or you can use one of several available email applications…to download, read, write, and manage your email.…Windows 10 has a built in email application…simply called Mail. If you use Microsoft Office,…you also have access to Microsoft's professional level…email application called Outlook.…Or alternately, you can also use third-party…email applications, like Mozilla Thunderbird or eM Client.…
These email applications are referred to as email clients.…And again you can use these clients…or access your email through a web browser, or both.…If you choose to go the web-based email route,…there's very little you need to set up.…Just go to your email services website,…and log in with your username and password.…And this doesn't just apply to free email services,…like Gmail or Yahoo mail. Many businesses and schools offer…their employees and students web access to their email.…
Interested in Mac computers? Check out Garrick's companion course, Computer Literacy for Mac.
- What is a computer?
- Purchasing a laptop vs. desktop
- Understanding files and folders
- Opening and saving files
- Working with software
- Setting up printers and Bluetooth devices
- Connecting to networks to go online
- Setting up email
- Receiving and sending email
- Searching the web
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Computers
2. Getting Started
3. Software and Applications
4. Computer Peripherals
5. Networks and Getting Online
7. Web Browsing and Searching
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