Presentation on theme: "A brief guide to web-based email. What do you need? A computer, a tablet or a smartphone An internet connection (ethernet, wifi or 3G) An account with."— Presentation transcript:
A brief guide to web-based
What do you need? A computer, a tablet or a smartphone An internet connection (ethernet, wifi or 3G) An account with an service provider, such as google, yahoo or hotmail
What does it cost? Nothing for the basic service Just the cost of the internet connection
Benefits? Fast communication with other users Required in order to register for and use many web services Can send files as attachments
Drawbacks Not secure Risk of malware Junk mail (spam)
How it works
Google’s servers Gmail had 425 million active users in mid-2012
Where are Google data centres? Google has 19 data centres in the US,12 in Europe, one in Russia, one in South America, and three in Asia.
Main functions Compose new message Send message Receive message Reply Forward Attachments Address/contacts list
Setting up an account Go to or or and click on the sign up linkwww.yahoo.co.uk Fill in the form Make a record of your user name and password!
Logging in Go to the sign in page, and enter your user name and password
Checking mail If the Inbox link has a number beside it, you have that number of messages waiting to be read