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					Internet, email & e-village: Session 1, Shadsworth
Setting up and Using Hotmail



                                         Contents

Setting up a Hotmail Account ............................................................ 1
Sending e-mail ....................................................................................... 3
     - Writing a message .................................................................. 4
     - Adding an Attachment .......................................................... 5
     - The Inbox ................................................................................. 7
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                 Setting up a Hotmail Account

1. Open your web-browser (Internet Explorer)
2. Go to the website: www.hotmail.com
   Remember that the page is still loading while the
   flag (fig 1) is waving. Wait for the flag to stop
   waving before you go on to the next step.                      Fig 1:
                                                                  Page loading flag
3. Click the Sign Up button, as shown in fig. 2:




        Fig 2: Click Sign Up to register for a new email account


4. If it is difficult to read the words on the screen, click:
             View > Text Size > Larger              (or Largest)
5. Fill in your details (If you prefer, you can make up a postcode and address).
6. Think of a username (This will be your unique ID). Some tips:
         Make it easy to remember for yourself
         Make it easy for other people to remember
         Do not use any spaces
         Use only small letters (and numbers, if you wish)
         Make it catchy, e.g.:
            o greenfingersbill          o dougsmithfromblackburn
            o shirley_the_chef          o pat_likes_green_shoes
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7. Think of a password. Some tips:
      Make it something that other people cannot guess easily
      Use only small letters (and numbers, if you wish)
      Make it easy to remember for yourself, e.g.:
           o your favourite holiday destination
           o your son/daughter’s name + [the year they were born]
         Keep your password secret – otherwise, it’s like allowing
          other people to open the post that comes to your door.

8. Choose a secret question from the list available and type the
   answer in the box below. You will be asked this if you ever forget
   your password when you are trying to sign in.

9. Follow the rest of the instructions.

10. When all is done in your registration, you will be asked to log in –
    type your user name and password in the boxes provided, then
    click Sign In.
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                                  Sending e-mail

    Any time you sign in to Hotmail, you will see a summary of your account
    information, as shown in fig 1:

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    




                           Fig 1: Hotmail welcome-page, after signing
                                                                    in.


                    Click here to start writing a new email


                  Click here for the full list of messages in your inbox.


                  Click here to Sign Out at any time.

                   Click here to view your Contacts (also called address book) – the
                  list of email addresses of people you often write to.


                                                  A list of all the messages from people in
                                                   your address book that you have not yet
                                                   looked at.
                                                   Click on the name of a person to read
                                                   their message.
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    Writing a message
                                      Fig 2: Writing and sending an email
                 

                                                                            




                          



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    The ‘To’ field: put the email address(es) here of the people you
      are sending to.
     The ‘Cc’ and ‘Bcc’ fields: sometimes used in business; rarely used in
      personal emails. Cc = Carbon copy; Bcc = Blind carbon copy
      The ‘Subject’ field: put one or two words here that describe the
     purpose of the email (optional).
      Favourite Contacts: List of people you email most frequently –
     click on the name(s) of the person/people you wish to send this
      email to.

     Message box: Type your message in here.

     Copy message to Sent Folder: Click the box if you wish to keep a
      copy of the email for your own records.
      An example of why you might want to do this is …………………………………
      … … …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
     The Attach button: Click here if you need to add attachment(s).
      (See later for instructions.)

     The Send button: Once you have written the message (and if
      necessary, added attachments) click here to send it off.
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 Adding an Attachment

  1. Click the Attach button to get the
     menu, shown in fig 3.



                                             Fig 3:
                                             The Attachments menu

  2. Click the appropriate point on the menu. If you are sending:

    a. Photos or other images (advanced technique):
                                Click Pictures
    b. Photos or other images (basic technique)
       & Word, Excel documents etc:
                                Click File
    c. The email address of one person to another person:
                                Click Contact Information


  3. For files and pictures (basic technique):
          a. browse to find the item you want;
          b. When you have found the item, select it then click the Open
             button, as shown in fig 4.




   Quick access to
some parts of the
         computer.
Single-click on any
  of these to open
      that section.


                                                    The Open button
                          Fig 4: Attaching a file to an email
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4. If you wish to add more attachments, click:
   then repeat step 3;
5. When you have added all the attachments you wish to send,
   click    - this will take you back to the message.
   The names of files you have attached will be displayed above the
   message box.
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The Inbox

Indicate the parts of the picture you can use to
  (1) Open a message from someone
  (2) Delete a message
  (3) Tell if you’ve already read a message or not
  (4) Look at messages you have sent before (and saved)
  (5) Tell if a message has an attachment
  (6) Look at unfinished messages you have saved (indicate also how
        you save an unfinished message on fig 2)
  (7) Check messages you have deleted
  (8) Reorder the messages that are listed
  (9) Check if a message is from somebody in your Contacts list




                                                  Fig 5: The Inbox

				
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