If you’re using a computer with an internet connection you almost certainly have acquired, or been given, an email address. This chapter look at the basics of emailing, starting in this video with a quick overview of what email is and how it works.
- [Voiceover] In this chapter we're going…to talk about email.…If you're using a computer with an internet connection…you almost certainly have acquired…or have been given an email address.…So we're going to take a look at the basics of emailing.…Let's start with a quick overview of what email is…and how it works.…Emails are electronic text based messages…you send and receive…either through the website of your email hosting service…or through a dedicated email software program…called an email client.…When you want to send an email to someone…you need to know his or her email address.…You then compose a message using your email client…or through your email provider's website.…
Your email can be plain text…but you can also include attachments…like photos or short audio or video files.…When you're done composing your email…you click send, which sends your email…through your email provider's server.…Your email service provider's servers…looks at the address of your recipient…to figure out where to send it next.…Your email is then sent…
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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