Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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You can’t send e-mail anywhere without an Internet connection. Your phone
company and cable television provider probably offer Internet services that
can be bundled with the services you already have. In many cases, they’ll send
someone to your home to get you up and running. Remember, though, that
your easiest choice isn’t always your best choice. Literally hundreds of
companies are out there ready to give you Internet access, so it pays to shop
around. (I tell you more about connecting Outlook to an e-mail system in
In many ways, electronic mail is better than regular paper mail (sneeringly
referred to as snail mail ). E-mail is delivered much faster than paper mail —
almost instantaneously. I find that speedy delivery is really handy for
last-minute birthday greetings. E-mail is also incredibly cheap; in fact, it’s free
most of the time.
The quick-and-dirty way
Creating a new message is insanely easy.
1. Start Outlook.
2. Click the New E-Mail button.
3. Enter an address in the To box.
4. Enter a subject in the Subject box.
5. Enter a message in the Message box.
6. Click the Send button.
Nailed that one, didn’t you? Was that easy or what?
The slow, complete way
You may prefer a more detailed approach to creating an e-mail message. If you
have a yen for fancy e-mail — especially if you want to take advantage of every
bell and whistle Outlook can add to your message — follow these steps:
1. Click the Mail button in the Navigation bar (or press Ctrl+Shift+I).
The Mail module appears.
2. Click the New E-Mail button in the Ribbon (or press Ctrl+N).