Basic Internet and Email Steven A. Gillis Albert L. Scott Library Alabaster Alabama The Internet What is it? A large network of computers Worldwide communication through standards Standards allow computers in China to access data from Zimbabwe or New York Not like a phone line
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Basic Internet and Email
Steven A. Gillis
Albert L. Scott Library
The Address Bar
The URL: Uniform Resource Locator
The Root: www.cityofalabaster.com
The Script: ASP
The title of the page is above the buttons and address bar:
City of Alabaster, Alabama: City of Alabaster-Albert L. Scott Public Library
BACK FORWARD STOP! REFRESH HOME SEARCH FAVORITES HISTORY EMAIL PRINT
These are some of the buttons found somewhere on most browsers
History Button shows where you’ve been!
The Advanced Search link just to the right of the normal Google search bar gives you lots more control! Limit byfiletype (Like .ppt for power points!) or root domains!
.ORG .GOV etc.
Images, Maps, and More!
Be Aware of your Settings! Moderate Safe Search tries to edit out offensive images from your search
The “Images” search just looks for pictures! “Web” is the default search
If you don’t have an account start here!
If you have an account start here!
Your mail comes to an “inbox”
The new Yahoo! Mail has several ways to get there
Yahoo mail has a “CLASSIC” View which is better for older computers. From now on all displays will use this option. Once you set the “CLASSIC” view Yahoo! will remember and always use it.
The new Yahoo! Mail has a lot of bells and whistles but it can be slow. If your computer is loading the New Yahoo! Mail slow it will prompt you to change to “classic” view.
Advertisements appear at the top, often they are flashy, with large images that change if your mouse goes over them. This slows down your system and demands more memory. Most computers can cope. Hey it’s free
Unread mails appear in bold text. Attachments are shown by the “Paperclip” image. Attachments can hold viruses, Yahoo pre-scans but it’s not perfect, so be careful.
Clicking on the email name will open it
Click on an attachment to open it
Compose lets you SEND a new email
You can DELETE an email REPLY to the sender FORWARD it to another email address mark it as SPAM or MOVE it to another folder (Like the TRASH FOLDER)
TO is the email address or addresses you want to send the mail to. Add CC lets you send copies to others Add BCC lets you send email copies but won’t include that persons address in the other mails (Carbon Copy and Blind Carbon Copy just like the old days!)
Attach Files Here
Type text here!
When you click attach files you “Browse” to the file you want. Usually it is easiest to find on the “Desktop”. Save a file you need to email somewhere EASY to find!
Once you find the file you want, left click on it and hit “open”
The file doesn’t really open it “Attaches”
The file now appears on the list, you can attach
many files at once, Yahoo defaults 5 slots, but you can add more
After you check to make sure this was the file
you meant to attach… continue to message
Yahoo shows you an “You did it!” screen Plus one more chance to show you an advertisement
Once you finish your email text, and attach all the files that you want to attach click SEND!
Yahoo! Will ask if you want to add this person to your address book so you can keep track of the address. Or you can return to your inbox.
Always remember to SIGN OUT! Especially here in the library!
You can click on your SENT mail folder to make sure the mail was sent out. Yahoo! Keeps a copy until you delete it. It even keeps a copy of attachments.
I will be happy to answer questions about this class. If you aren’t in the library with me, you can email me at: