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Surrey Libraries Computer Learning Centres Totally New to Computers Easy Gmail September 2013 Easy Gmail Teaching Script
Web Based Email Account Web based email accounts can be accessed using a web browser. You send text messages and also digital files such as images, audio and video attached with the email message.
Advantages of Email Email messages are sent instantly. The cost for an Internet Service Provider often includes email service. Web mail is usually free. One email message can be sent to multiple recipients. Email is accessible anywhere, anytime.
Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org An email address consists of 3 parts: 1. Username (selected by the email owner) 2. @ sign (distinguish email from a web address) 3. Domain name (company providing the email service) 1 23
Logging into your Account First part before the @ sign Unique and identifies the name of the user Use to log in to your email account along with your password Username
Logging into your Account Allows only you access to your account Choose a password that is not easy to guess Password
Using your Account Inbox – The folder to view delivered messages Compose – Create a message to send Delete – Delete an email message Primary, Social and Promotions tabs are specific to Gmail: Primary – your main email messages inbox Social – email messages related to social media (Facebook, Twitter) Promotions – email messages from businesses offering coupons, deals or other information
Composing Email Email Address – An address that someone has to type in the “to” field so that a message can be sent. CC Field – All recipients are aware of who has been copied in on the email. BCC Field – can be used when you don’t want the recipient to know who else has received a copy. When ready to send your message, click the Send button.
Receiving Email Reply – To send a message back to the person who sent it, with a new message added. Forward – To pass a message that you have received to another person. Delete – Deleting an open message.
Spam Electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings. Unwanted email messages, usually trying to sell something. Three main components: anonymity, mass mailing and unsolicited.
Email is Useful for … Keeping in contact with friends and family Ask a Librarian NextReads Email Notification Craigslist / Kijiji