Quick Links to Popular E-Mail Sites:
Remember - you don't need to give out any real information about yourself, and to protect yourself you probably shouldn't.
And you will have to remember your own log-in name and password. We can't.
And please note: always
remember to log out of your e-mail account when you are finished or all
sorts of people may send e-mail out under your identity.
Getting an E-Mail Account
will need an e-mail account to apply for a job or register for almost
anything. Don't worry, they are free, you can have more than one, and
you can always abandon one you don't like.
- Avoid e-mail
providers that require a lot of personal information from you. Never
give real personal information to the free e-mail provider. Create a
- Remember your account name and password.
- Get the e-mail addresses of a few friends so you can test your new account.
use your favorite e-mail address in web pages, online chats or message
boards. Use an address you can just stop using at any time. (see below)
- Remember to check your mail occasionally. Daily if you are looking for a job.
Free e-mail providers have various advantages. Look for simple sign-up and ads that are not as intrusive. Dependable and widely used: gmail and yahoo.
pictured above: In the early days of the computer center, Shuko helps John get his first e-mail account.