Electronic mail, commonly called email or e-mail, is a way of exchanging digital messages from one person to one or more recipients. Email is sent and received using the Internet or other computer networks.
Computers have an email program already loaded on them, so you will be able to easily use that program to send and receive emails. You will be able to create an email address through your ISP (internet service provider). For example, if you are using Century Link, you can create an email address that looks like firstname.lastname@Centurylink.com. You may want to create other email addresses for job hunting or other communication.
Even if you don't own a computer or smart phone, you can send and receive emails. Many websites on the internet offer email services for free; allowing you to set up accounts and use their website to check your email whenever you like. You may want to set up several accounts, one for sending emails to family and friends, and one for professional use. Some of these websites include:
You will have to register your email address, choosing a user name/email address and password.
You will choose your own email address.
Account names are always the name you’ve chosen, then the symbol “@” (which carries the same meaning as the word “at”), then the name of the website you are using your account through.
For example if somebody’s name is John Smith, they may make an email account on yahoo.com and it would look like this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to the email program you have chosen to use.
You will start by choosing “new email”.