It's all too easy to be place off by the early stages of setting your self 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 work involved in getting established that you'll wonder why you waited so lengthy to get surfing.
Emailing is 1 of the basics and it's easy and totally free to set up an email Account
There are dozens of reputable suppliers ready and eager to hold your account, they will charge you nothing though you might 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 think of having various addresses for various purposes one for family members, one for buddies, one for on-line shopping.
There are five easy steps to a new email account
Step 1: -Choose an Internet Provider
There are a lot around. You might look at
Step 2 Find the Provider's Site
Open your Web Browser - probably Internet Explorer at this stage - and to find the provider's home web page just run and intent search on one of the common search engines - "Google" is as good 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.
Remember it will be on public view, and also that your own name is probably currently taken up.
Think of all the alternatives -
- MaryWebb, - MaryAnnWebb, - MaryAWebb, - MaryWebbinLondon etc
Your provider will tell you whether or not your option of names is accessible or not. and if your choice of names is not accessible try one of the other providers to see if it is accessible there.
Step 4: - Set up your Security
This will normally involve setting up your password which has to be some thing you can remember but something not too apparent - some sites need it to be a mixture of letters and numbers.
You will most likely be asked a safety query like 'What was your mother's maiden name' and be asked to read and type in a security code displayed in strange and confusing scripts
This final prevents accounts becoming set up by scammer's programmes
Step 5: - and finally Set up your Profile
Your profile may be visible to anybody sending you, or to whom you send an e-mail. so don't put personal details on there unless you want the world to know!