How to do things
for free with your computer
INTERNET ACCESS/ FREE E-MAIL
I really like Yahoo and have been
recommending it. It has some nice features. The best is that your address
book is stored on Yahoo's computers.
This means you can go to any computer that has Internet access and check
your mail and address book. One nice feature is that if you buy a new
computer or upgrade, you don't have to worry about transferring the
address book from old to new.
Here are links to some of the free e-mail systems.
Some of these have changed. Netscape is now AOL. Hotmail is now Outlook.
has become the mail of choice for many. Easy to set up and use.
to http://www.mauimail.com/ if
you want a Hawaii address. 2018 no longer free. Starts at $20/mo
A quick search of the web for "Free e-mail" will find many
A couple of disadvantages to the free on-line E-MAIL
1. You must be on line and the operations can be a little slower
waiting for actions on line.
For example, adding an entry to the address book takes longer than
using an address book in your own computer.
2. Mail is stored on the host computer (Yahoo) and space may be limited.
Yahoo & Hotmail keep adding more space. Yahoo now has 1.0 GB. More
than I will ever use because I keep my junk deleted. Check the space
limits for updates. They are all over the place now considering how
cheap mass storage has become.
If you need to receive or send large files or want to keep all your
messages, you should probably consider a paid service although Hotmail
now allows 10MB file transfer.
Many Coffee Shops have Computer Kiosks in many of their cafes with
Internet access. This would give you the access needed for e-mail and
you could check it as you get your daily fix, er cappuccino. Of course,
anyone reading this probably has web access. How about printing this
out for your friends and family members that you want to get into the
to print this page
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