Sorry it has been some time since my last blog post...I did take some vacation. Anyway recently I was working with a client in regards to Email access/accounts/setup and several things came up that I thought might be of interest.
Email account: Where is it? Do you know where your account is?
You may have an Email account in association with your hosting service (how you get connected with the Internet, DialUp, DSL, cable, etc.). firstname.lastname@example.org
You may have an email account associated with an Internet Site such as Hotmail (Microsoft), GMail (Google), Yahoo Mail (Yahoo), etc. email@example.com
You may have an Email account associated with a web hosting service for your website (if you have one). firstname.lastname@example.org
You may have several of these setup as many people do!
In any case, your Email account will have a login and password established when you setup your account.
How do I get my Email?
If you have an Internet site account or web hosting based account, once you have Internet access, you go to the website where you Email account is setup, such as www.google.com or www.godaddy.com (web hosting site) and then to the Email part of the website and log onto your Email account. All of your Email managment is done on your hosting website.
If you have an account with a service provider, you can log onto the Internet and access your account at your service providers website (check with your service provider to see what the web address is), or you can access you Email though an Email "client" such as Outlook or Outlook Express. Outlook Express comes with Windows and Outlook is part of MS Office. To use Outlook Express or Outlook you need to setup an account in Outlook Express or Outlook to access your Email at you service provider. Your service provider usually has information about setting up Outlook Express or Outlook to access Email. Once setup, Email management is done using Outlook or Outlook Express on your computer as Emails are download from your Email site to your computer when you "check mail".
Many free web based email services do not let you access your account using Outlook Express or Outlook and you must access you account directly through the internet.
Of course PC Applications can help you with any of these issues about setting up and accessing your Email account through the internet or using Outlook or Outlook Express.