8.0 What is Email or electronic mail?
• Email is the transmission of messages over communication networks.
• To use email, you must have access to a computer that is linked to the outside world via a modem, phone line, or fiber optic cable to the public network (the Internet) connected to ISP.
• Email messages are sent over the Internet and are stored in electronic mailbox servers for the recipient to retrieve them.
8.1 What is Yahoo! Mail?
• Yahoo! Mail is a web-based e-mail provider, also called Internet mail.
• With Yahoo! Mail, you can send and receive messages from any computer connected to the Internet including workstations from your home, college or at the local Public Library.