One of the main reasons people are purchasing a computer today is to get ONLINE. This would be an opportune time for us to introduce you to the WEB. We will also be introduced to electronic mail. E-mail alone is a good reason to get ONLINE. You can communicate with friends, relatives, colleagues, and customers throughout the whole world. Or you can just surf the Net to find any information you might need. We will not be covering Internet in this course but we would like to introduce you to e-mail.
WHAT IS E-MAIL?
Sending information such as a message, file etc., from one computer to another is Electronic Mail. This term has been shorted to E-Mail. If you are connected to the Internet, you will be able to access your mail through your server. You then need a software package to send your e-mail. There are many programs on the market; we are using Netscape mail in this booklet. Any of the packages will give you the basic email protocol.
When you want to get your mail, you first have to On Line. Lets look at some of the terminology and although we are using different email packages, we will begin, by having a look at the e-mail package that comes with Netscape.
Once again, when you want to use the network, you need a software package. There are number of packages on the market. Since the different campuses are using different software packages for Email, we will try and cover each:
Getting Started With Netscape Communicator Messenger
The following instructions should help you when using an Internet server mail service. First open Netscape Navigator. In the lower right hand corner (OR floating) the following toolbar should appear:
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