Presentation on theme: "How to set up email This activity will help you set up a free email account. You’ll then practice using it!"— Presentation transcript:
How to set up email This activity will help you set up a free email account. You’ll then practice using it!
Free Email Providers Yahoo.com Gmail.com Hushmail.com Mail.com Gmx.com These are just a few—there are more out there!
Sign up for Free Account After choosing your free account provider, you’ll need to sign up for a free account Fill out all required information for creating your account Create an email address that’s “professional”—not hotgirl94@....hotgirl94@.... –For example: jsmithahs@.... Create a password that’s a combination of letters/numbers
Account Maintenance Don’t share your log on/password information with anyone Create a “contacts” list of people you email often Create an “important mail” folder with your Inbox so you can save important emails Empty your trash/deleted items often to save space
Email Etiquette In the subject line—always put a brief word/phrase that tells the reader what the email is about If you’re emailing a teacher, always sign with first/last name and class period—just to help the teacher out Don’t type out messages in all CAPS Don’t use a bunch of different colors/too fancy fonts—makes it harder to read
Emailing Attachments When you compose a new email message, you’ll look for an ATTACH button or ATTACH FILES button. –It’ll sometimes look like a little paper clip Browse for the file you want to send (you’ll have to remember where you saved it) –Usually double-clicking the file with attach to your email. But you may have to click “attach file” after you select the file. When the file is attached—don’t forget to click “SEND”
Set up your free account now Establish a free account now (for school-related use) Once established, practice sending yourself an email to make sure it works. –Also send yourself an attachment (you may have to create a quick Word Doc. or use one of the sample “pictures” in My Pictures) Email your teacher with your name in the subject line…and a message explaining one important thing you learned while completing this activity today.