CREATING AN E-MAIL ACCOUNT
What is an E-mail Address?
This is a unique address used to locate and identify someone’s e-mail box on the internet.
it is similar to sending letters to someone through the post office.
PARTS OF THE E-MAIL ADDRESS
The e-mail address is made up of the following 3 or 4 parts it could either be;
The username of the person or organization that own the e-mail address.
At Sign or Symbol
The At sign or symbol is ‘@’ on the keyboard.
The name of the organization that maintains the internet site is the host e.g yahoo, Hotmail, google, e. t. c
This determines the e-mail service site type the address fall under or is being grouped to. Most times the site type tells the purpose in which such e-mail account is opened.
Some e-mail address may include country code if it pleases the user to do so e.g email@example.com (where ‘ng’ stands for Nigeria).
Examples of e-mail addresses are:
The different parts of an e-mail address are shown in the table below.
|USERNAME||AT SIGN/SYMBOL||HOST||SITE TYPE|
The domain is the combination of two part of an e-mail address, the host and the site type forms the domain. Examples are yahoo.com, Hotmail.com etc.
The site type tells us how the internet services could be put into use.
.com for commercial
.edu for education
.gov for government
.org for organization
.net for network resources
.int for international organizations.
CREATING E-MAIL ACCOUNT, OPENING AND SENDING E-MAIL
Steps in creating an e-mail account
Steps in Checking an E-mail
NOTE: After accessing mail from your e-mail, make sure that you sign out. This will disallow unauthorized access to your box.
Steps in Sending an E-mail
BENEFITS OF INTERNET
ABUSES OF INTERNET
Fraud is a crime of deceiving people in order to gain something from them such as money or goods.
These are bad sites that displays sexual images in a way that can make people feel sexually excited.
This is the act of copying unauthorized software, the right which belong to someone else.
A secret plan made that is harmful or illegal.
A computer virus that affect the computers on the internet thereby causing loss of files on the device by corrupting it.
The use of violence such as damaging, destroying, bombing etc to get something.
Act of taking something that belong to someone else without permission.