It's all too easy to be put off by the early stages of setting yourself up on your new computer, and to deal with the intricacies of the internet but the advantages, as soon as you've done so, so outweigh the effort involved in getting established that you'll wonder why you waited so long to get surfing.
Emailing is one of the fundamentals and it's simple and totally free to set up an email Account
There are dozens of trustworthy suppliers ready and eager to hold your account, they will charge you nothing though you may be subjected to some gentle advertising on your way into and out of your post box.
You have Absolutely nothing to fear!
And while you're at it you might believe of having different addresses for various purposes one for family, 1 for friends, one for on-line shopping.
There are 5 easy steps to a new e-mail account
Step 1: -Choose an Internet Provider
There are plenty around. You might look at
Step 2 Locate the Provider's Site
Open your Web Browser - most likely Internet Explorer at this stage - and to find the provider's home web page just run and intent search on one of the typical search engines - "Google" is as great as any for the task.
Step 3: - Choose a User Name and password
When selecting an account name, do not choose names which might be offensive, misleading, disruptive, or promotional.
Keep in mind it will be on public view, and also that your personal name is probably already taken up.
Believe of all the alternatives -
- MaryWebb, - MaryAnnWebb, - MaryAWebb, - MaryWebbinLondon etc
Your provider will inform you whether your option of names is accessible or not. and if your option of names is not available attempt one of the other providers to see if it is accessible there.
Step 4: - Set up your Safety
This will normally involve setting up your password which has to be some thing you can remember but some thing not as well obvious - some websites need it to be a mixture of letters and numbers.
You will probably be asked a safety question like 'What was your mother's maiden name' and be asked to read and kind in a safety code displayed in strange and confusing scripts
This last prevents accounts being set up by scammer's programmes
Step 5: - and finally Set up your Profile
Your profile might be visible to anyone sending you, or to whom you send an e-mail. so don't place personal particulars on there unless you want the world to know!