|Written by Jared Austin|
For many people, checking¬†email is a daily activity that has become quite routine. However, this is not true for everyone. Children¬†must learn at some point, and the percentage of homes in the US with internet access is barely passing 80%. This article will outline the steps to be taken for someone who is learning to use an¬†emailaccount for the first time.
Step 1: Open an¬†email account with a reputable provider. Yahoo, Hotmail, and Gmail are three of the most popular services (Gmail requires verification with a working cel. phone number). Go to any one of these websites' home pages, find the link to "Mail" and find the button for opening a new account. Often, this key will be labeled "Register," "Sign Up," or "Create New Account."
Step 2: Register yourself for an¬†email account. This will usually involve several steps that include submitting some personal information (much of which is optional), electing preferences for your account (such as the type of advertisements you prefer to see), and choosing a user name/email address and password.
Step 3: Choose an official¬†email address. You will be able to select any combination of letters of numbers which will make up the first part of youremail address. If you chose "superduperfly" for example, the rest of the¬†emailaddress would consist of the "@" symbol, followed by the¬†email provider and .com at the end. If you are giving out your¬†email address to friends or online, you would give them this full address.
Step 4: Log in to your account. Once you log in, you will see a series of options, usually on the left side of the screen. Your "inbox" is where your e-mail letters will be stored. To¬†check your¬†email, simply click on the words "inbox," and all of the titles of you letters will be displayed chronologically. Click on any title to read the¬†email that was sent to you. You will then have the option to forward the¬†email (or send it to someone else you know), reply to it (write a new letter and send it to the person who sent the original¬†email to you), or delete the letter.
Tips:¬†You can open more than one email address at not additional charge. Most people have several email accounts.
Warnings:¬†Don't let your email address sit without any activity for more than a few months or it will be cancelled by most providers. Simply checking your email would constitute some activity.