Browser and E-mail Basics Tutorial 1. Learn about Web browser software and Web pages The Web is a collection of files that reside on computers, called.
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Learn about Web browser software and Web pages The Web is a collection of files that reside on computers, called Web servers. –Web servers are connected to each other through the Internet The software you use to connect your computer to the Web server is your Web browser. –Common Web browsers are Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer –These browsers use a standard Graphical User Interface design
Learn about Web addresses and URLs Each computer on the Internet has an unique identification number, called an IP (Internet Protocol) address. The IP addressing system currently in use on the Internet uses a four-part number. Each part of the address is a number ranging from 0 to 255, and each part is separated from the previous part by a period, for example: 188.8.131.52. Although each computer connected to the Internet has a unique IP address, most Web browsers use domain name addressing to locate Web sites and pages.
Anchor tags are used to define hyperlinks Text files on Web servers are coded with HTML formatting tags that enable your browser to read text. The tag that gives HTML its power, however, is the anchor tag. Each anchor tag used in an HTML document, or Web page, creates a hypertext link or hypermedia link to other HTML documents or to other media. These links are a different color than other text on the page, and are sometimes underlined. When you click the link, you connect to another Web page.
Save and organize Web addresses Use Internet Explorer's Favorites list to store and organize a list of Web pages that you have visited so you can return to them easily. The Favorites button on the Standard Buttons toolbar opens the Add Favorite dialog box. Use the Favorites list to open URLs you have stored as favorites. Create folders to organize your favorites in the way that best suits your needs and working style. Organize your folders in a hierarchical structure using the Organize button on the Favorites Explorer Bar.
Printing a Web Page Make sure the page you want to print is displayed in the browser window. Select Print from the File menu to open the Print dialog box. Ready the printer and click the Print button.
Saving a Web Page You can save a Web page by clicking the Save As option in the File menu. Options for saving a Web page: –Web Page, complete –HTML code –Web page text
Saving a Web Page Graphic Open the Web page containing the graphic you wish to display. Right-click the graphic and select Save Picture As from the shortcut menu. Navigate to where you want to save the picture, save the filename if necessary, and click the Save button.
Learn about e-mail and e-mail software E-mail, or electronic mail, is an efficient way to exchange messages with others on a network. This network may be small and self-contained, such as within an office, or as large as the Internet. E-mail messages can go to only one recipient or to dozens of recipients at once. When you send a message, it travels through the network to an e-mail server. The e-mail server stores messages until the recipient(s) request them.
E-mail address components You may have an e-mail account through a business network or you may create an e-mail account with a service that provides Internet access. An e-mail address consists of: –A user name or login ID –The “at” symbol (@) –The name of the e-mail server
Send and receive e-mail using Microsoft Outlook Express To access your e-mail account you also need an e-mail program, which is also called e-mail client software. You use the e-mail program to open, print, delete, reply to, forward, and save mail from your e-mail server. One such program is Microsoft's Outlook Express, which installs as part of Internet Explorer. Outlook Express can be accessed through the Start menu on the All Programs submenu.
Send and receive e-mail To send an e-mail message: –Press the New Mail button on the Outlook Express toolbar –Type in the e-mail addresses of the recipient –Type your subject matter –Type your message and then click the Send button To retrieve mail that has been sent to you: –Click the Send/Recv button on the toolbar –Outlook Express will contact your e-mail server and download your e- mail messages To reply to a message: –Click the Reply button –The recipient address and the subject matter are automatically filled in –When you have completed typing your reply, click the Send button
Adding contacts to the Address Book You can use the Address Book to keep track of all the people and organizations with which you correspond electronically. You not only can store the e-mail addresses for your contacts, but also all other related information. Click the Addresses button on the toolbar to open the Address Book, and then select New Contact from the New button on the toolbar.
Attaching a file to a message To attach a file to a message, first create a new message and click the Attach button on the toolbar. Browse for and select the file you wish to attach to the message. After selecting the file, complete your message and click the Send button.