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					E-mail IT




Discover how easy it is to send emails
to your friends and family
Email – What is it?


•   Electronic mail
•   Instant letter to anywhere in the world
•   Everyone who uses email has a unique
    address
•   Many workplaces will provide employees
    with email accounts for work
•   Lots of companies offer free email accounts
    for personal use
      – Google
      – Yahoo
      – Hotmail
Setting up a G-mail account


•   www.gmail.com



                              Click on
                              ‘CREATE
                              AN
                              ACCOUNT’
            Setting up a gmail account




1.   Choose a unique
     username




                                         But
 The username
                                         marywhitelimerick@gmail.com
 marywhite@gmail.com has
                                         is available
 already been taken
               Setting up a gmail account




2.   Choose a unique
     password
     –   Use a mix of numbers, letters
         and symbols
     –   Must be 8 characters
     –   Asked to type it twice

3.   Write both down                        Your password is hidden
     somewhere safe                         as you type to keep it
                                            safe
     –   The keys to your email
         account
              Setting up a gmail account




•   You are required to enter your gender
    and birthday
•   You DO NOT need to enter your
    phone number if you are
    uncomfortable giving such
    information
•   You are asked to prove you are human
    by typing two pieces of text into the
    box
•   Click on Next to create your account
•   If you have omitted any information
    or typed anything incorrectly it will be
    highlighted in red and you cannot go
    forward until you have corrected it
             Setting up a Gmail account




•   Can add photographs to your
    account profile. We won’t bother
    right now
•   Click on Next step to continue
•   A welcome screen is displayed
•   Click on Continue to Gmail
       Your email account




• Every e-mail account has (no
  matter who the provider):
• Inbox
     – Contains all the emails you have received

•   Sent Items folder
     – Contains all the emails you have sent

•   Deleted Items/Trash folder
     – Contains emails you have deleted
     – Your emails stay in the Trashcan for 30 days before they are
       permanently deleted
 Your email account




  •   You select and switch between folders on
      the left hand side of the Gmail page

The emails you have
received
The emails you have sent
                                     The number of
                                     emails you
The emails you have created
                                     haven’t yet read
but not sent
            Your email account




•   When you select a folder its contents are
    displayed
•   Here the Inbox has been selected
•   There are four emails in total
•   Those in bold have not been read yet
•   Click on an email here to open it
                Reading an email




                                   The subject/what its
Who it’s from                      about




The contents of the
email
                Sending an email


•   Click the Compose button

•   Type the address you want to
    send the email to

•   Type the subject
      – what the email is about
      – be as clear as possible
            Sending an email




•   Type your email into this section

•   Then click on the Send button at the top
Replying to an email

                       Click on the Reply
                       button




                        The person’s name
                        is automatically
                        filled in in the To
                        box

                        The original email
                        is included. Type
                        your reply above it
             Deleting emails



                               2. Select
                               the delete
                               button

1. Select
the box
next to it
          Sending Attachments



• As well as plain text, you can send files by
  email
• Can include documents you have typed,
  photos etc.
• Click where it says

‘Attach a file’
         Sending a picture


    Locate the folder with your photos – in
    our case Documents/MyDocuments




Double-click on the photo
to attach it to your email
              Sending Attachments




 File is attaching




File is attached and ready to be sent




You can attach lots of files to an email
Receiving emails with attachments




                         If you just want to
                         read or see the file
                         click View


                         If you want to make
                         any changes to the file,
                         print it or save it for
                         later, click Download.
                         Save it to your own
                         folder in Document or
                         MyDocuments
          Signing out


•   This is VERY important when you share
    computers
•   Click on your username in the top right
    hand corner
•   The following menu of options will be
    shown


•   Click on Sign out
        The make up of my email address?


Every e-mail address is made up of a user name
and a domain name, or host, seperated by the at
symbol ‘@’
 •   joebloggs@gmail.com
 •   Username?
         • joebloggs
 •   Domain Name?
         • The Website is www.gmail.com
         • Hosts name is G-mail

				
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