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Using Free Webmail Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail

Video Description

In this computer based training course, expert author Guy Vaccaro takes a look at the three most popular free Webmail services, Yahoo! Mail, Google Gmail and Microsoft Hotmail/Windows Live.
With Guy, you will explore the three top free email services on the internet, learning how to signup for them, create, send and manage your emails, as well as the additional services each offer, Calendars and Contacts. You will tour the interface, and become comfortable with the idiosyncrasies of each of the programs. This video based training course allows you to follow the author through teaching you each subject, in an easy to learn manner.
By the completion of this video tutorial, you will be able to choose which service best suits your needs, and be familiar with the interface and use of the features of the free email service that you choose to use!

Table of Contents

  1. 01. Overview Of Free Web Based Email Systems
    1. What Are Web Based Free Email Programs? 00:07:27
    2. Using The Files Provided With This Course 00:00:56
  2. 02. Using Windows Live/Hotmail
    1. Signing Up For A Free Hotmail/Windows Live Account 00:02:38
    2. Hotmail/Windows Live Interface Introduction 00:03:16
    3. Creating And Sending An Email 00:05:28
    4. Receiving And Reading Emails 00:03:10
    5. Replying To And Forwarding Hotmail Emails 00:05:56
    6. Correct Use Of Carbon Copy And Blind Carbon Copy 00:02:19
    7. Spellchecking A Message Before Sending 00:03:32
    8. Attaching Files To An Email 00:03:14
    9. Receiving Opening And/Or Saving Attachments 00:03:58
    10. Making Use Of The Draft Facility In Hotmail 00:02:44
  3. 03. Windows Live/Hotmail Management
    1. Setting The Importance Level Of Emails 00:02:49
    2. Adding An Email Signature 00:03:51
    3. Managing Your Own Mail Folders 00:03:06
    4. Moving Emails Between Folders 00:02:56
    5. Changing The Status Of Emails 00:02:19
    6. Deleting Emails 00:02:42
    7. Controlling Junk Email 00:05:02
    8. Monitoring The Size Of The Mailbox 00:01:24
  4. 04. Windows Live/Hotmail Address Book
    1. Overview Of Hotmail Contact List 00:01:40
    2. Manually Adding A Contact 00:02:58
    3. Controlling The Automatic Addition Of Contacts 00:02:43
    4. Editing/Deleting Contacts 00:02:48
    5. Importing And Exporting Contact List Information 00:04:30
  5. 05. Windows Live/ Hotmail Calendar
    1. Hotmail Calendar Overview 00:03:10
    2. Adding Appointments And Birthdays 00:04:58
    3. Editing/Removing Appointments And Birthdays 00:05:07
  6. 06. Googles Gmail
    1. Signing Up For A Free Gmail Account 00:02:59
    2. Finding Your Way Around The Gmail Screen 00:03:49
    3. Creating And Sending A Gmail 00:03:37
    4. Sending Emails To More Than One Recipient 00:03:55
    5. Receiving Emails 00:02:50
    6. Replying To An Email 00:03:16
    7. Deleting Emails 00:02:07
    8. Forwarding An Email 00:01:53
    9. Formatting Text Within Your Email 00:04:16
    10. Spellchecking Your Message Before Sending 00:02:50
    11. Using Gmails Starred Facility 00:02:26
    12. Adding An Attachment To Your Email 00:03:06
    13. Viewing/Opening/Saving Attached Files With Gmail 00:03:39
    14. Using The Draft Capabilities Of Gmail 00:04:14
    15. Managing Mail Labels (Folders) 00:06:55
    16. Adding A Signature To Your Emails 00:02:39
  7. 07. Gmail Contacts
    1. Overview Of Gmail Contacts 00:02:55
    2. Adding New Contacts 00:04:22
    3. Editing/Deleting Contacts 00:02:51
    4. Importing Contacts From Other Email Programs 00:02:46
    5. Exporting Your Gmail Contacts 00:02:36
  8. 08. The Gmail Calendar
    1. Adding An Appointment To Your Google Calendar 00:04:08
    2. Editing, Moving And Deleting Appointments 00:03:47
  9. 09. Using Yahoo! Mail
    1. Signing Up For A Free Yahoo Email Account 00:03:57
    2. Overview Of The Yahoo Interface 00:03:31
    3. Creating And Sending A Yahoo! Email 00:04:00
    4. Sending Emails To More Than One Recipient 00:02:58
    5. Receive And Read Emails 00:04:24
    6. Replying To The Sender Of An Email 00:04:38
    7. Forwarding An Email 00:02:57
    8. Making Use Of The Draft Folder 00:03:20
    9. Adding A Signature To All Emails Sent 00:02:45
    10. Spellchecking Your Message 00:03:16
    11. Attaching Files To Emails 00:02:52
    12. Opening, Previewing And Saving Attached Files 00:05:04
    13. Deleting Emails 00:02:53
    14. Managing Yahoo! Mail Folders 00:03:40
    15. Controlling Spam Junk Email 00:04:15
    16. Setting The Holiday Auto Responder 00:02:48
  10. 10. Yahoo! Contacts
    1. Overview Of Contacts 00:01:41
    2. Adding A New Contact 00:03:50
    3. Categorizing Contacts 00:03:29
    4. Editing Deleting Contacts 00:04:56
    5. Importing Contacts From Other Programs 00:05:03
    6. Exporting Contacts For Use In Other Programs 00:02:41
    7. Removing Duplicate Contacts 00:01:54
  11. 11. The Yahoo! Calendar
    1. Overview Of Yahoo! Calendar Tool 00:02:51
    2. Adding Appointments 00:06:49
    3. Editing, Moving And Deleting Appointments 00:03:33
    4. Sharing Your Yahoo! Calendar With Others 00:05:12
  12. 12. Summary
    1. Comparison Summary Of The Three Email Systems 00:03:58
    2. About The Author 00:01:17