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What is an Internet? The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private and public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope that are linked by a broad array of electronic and optical networking technologies.
Internet Address An Internet address uniquely identifies a node on the Internet. Internet address may also refer to the name or IP of a Web site (URL). The term Internet address can also represent someone's e-mail address.
URL A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) in a short way of referring to the Internet address for a particular web site or document. A simple and descriptive example of a URL would be: http://www.somesite.com/directory/page.html The first part of a URL states what protocol is used to access the site. In the example, this would be the http:// part, which indicates the site is using the http (HyperText Transfer Protocol). The protocol tells the web browser how to read the pages.
The second part of a URL is the actual Internet address of the computer where the pages for the site are stored. This is commonly a word or combination of words followed by .com, .net, .org, or a country domain such as .co.uk or .de, and is commonly referred to as a domain name.
The next part of the part of the example URL /directory indicates that it is a directory on the site. Sometimes this will be the end of the URL, and much like if the address ended with the domain, when a user goes to the URL they will go to the default index page, if it exists. Before a directory there is a slash, indicating a new part of the URL. The next part is the page of the site. This is an actual file and can have one of a number of different extensions. Much like directories, there is a slash before the file name whether or not the domain or a directory precedes it, indicating that this is yet another part of a URL. The most commonly seen extensions are .html and .html, but there is also .php, .asp, .pdf, and others for different files.
Email A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network, as between personal computers.
Email Address A name that identifies an electronic post office box on a network where e-mail can be sent. Different types of networks have different formats for e-mail addresses. On the Internet, all e-mail addresses have the form: @< domain name >
For example, firstname.lastname@example.org Every user on the Internet has a unique e-mail address. The term e-address is commonly used as an abbreviation for e-mail address.
Creating an Email Account (Yahoo Account) Step 1- Connect to the Internet through your Internet service provider or other Internet connectivity option/service. Step 2 - Click on the browser icon (Internet Explorer or Firefox, for example) on your desktop or on the task bar below. A browser window will open up. Step 3- Type http://www.yahoo.com in the URL address bar or the search field at the top of the browser window. The Yahoo home page will open up. Toward the top right of the home page, you will see two messages about mail: "Sign In" and "Sign Up."
Step 4 - Click on "Sign Up." A new window will open up with a few information fields displayed. Fill in your personal information for all of the three steps.
Step 5- Select a name that will be your Yahoo email ID, and type in the password. Select a security question to prevent any misuse of your email account and to retrieve your password if you ever forget it.
Step 6- Check the "Yahoo Terms of Service" box. Click the "Create My Account" tab. You will be taken to a window congratulating you and displaying all your account details. Save this information. There will also be another tab, "Continue," that will take you to your Yahoo email account page. Start using your new Yahoo email address.
Sending Email Step 1- Go to your inbox. On the left of the screen, you will find the word "New". Click it and you can compose a new email. In the "To:" box you will type the full email address of the person you are sending the message to. After that, you can type a subject.
Step 2 -Now in the big box below that, you can type your entire message. You can spell check when you are finished. You can also change the font size, font color, add smileys, highlight, underline or bold, and more.
Step 3- Finally, when you are finished you can click "send". Your message is sent now. Yahoo will email you if there was any problem in delivering your message. This email almost always comes immediately.
Replying to an Email Step 1- Open the email that you wish to respond to and click "Reply". The "Reply" button is found in the upper left corner of the email window. A new email window will appear that has the original text at the bottom and the beginning of a new email at the top.
Step 2 - Confirm the "To" line is correct. Depending on the content of the email you may wish to include additional recipients in your reply to an email. You may add additional recipients by entering their email addresses in the "To" line.
Step 3- Add to the "CC" line if appropriate. Use this line if you would like someone to be carbon copied on your reply to an email. The recipient(s) listed on this line are not expected to respond but are being provided this information as a courtesy. Step 4- Update the "Subject" line if appropriate. The "Subject" line will now read "RE: Original Subject Line". Many times you will not change the email subject line when you reply to an email. "RE" is indicating to the recipients that you are sending the email "Regarding: Original Subject Line".
Step 5- Write your text. Write your reply to an email. You may also wish to read the article in the Resources section which describes how to end an email. Step 6 - Use the formatting bar to change the appearance of your text. Once you have typed in your response you have the option of enhancing your text. You can change the color, font size, script, etc...by highlighting the text to be changed and clicking on the feature you wish to apply.
Step 7 - Click "Send" . Once you have performed a final review, click "Send".
Step 1-Find the option to "forward mail to another account."
Step 2 - Enter the email address you want to forward the mail to. Step 3- When your done, click “Send”.
Step 1- Sign in to your Yahoo! Mail account. From the top navigation bar, click on "Options." You can find this on the far right-side of the screen.
Step 2- Find the "Signature" link in the "Management" column on the right side of the screen. If you do not see it, make sure "Mail" is selected in the "Options" menu at the left.
Step 3- Decide what information you want to be placed into your Yahoo! Mail signature. You can include your name, employment title, email address, mailing address, phone number, fax number or any other information you want. Some people like to include a brief quote or humorous line at the bottom of their signatures. Step 4- Input the information into the text field. Click on "Color and Graphics" to change the font color, font size and font style of your text and to add emotions to your signature.
Step 5- Click the "Add signature to all outgoing messages" checkbox if you always want to use your signature. If you may not always want to use your signature, you can leave this unchecked and add your signature only when you want to.
Step 6- Hit the "Save" button at the bottom when you are done creating your signature.
Step 7- Add your signature manually by checking the "Use my signature" check box at the bottom of every Yahoo! Mail message. Although you will not see your signature, it will be added to the bottom of your email when it is sent.