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Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Marsha Collier

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Chapter 3

All About E-Mail

Get ready to …

arrow Check Out Places to Get Your E-Mail Service

arrow Choose a Web-Based E-Mail Provider

arrow Pick a Pick-Proof Password

arrow Sign Up for a Gmail Account

arrow Add Your Contacts

arrow Compose and Send an E-mail

I know, I know, you’ve got sending and receiving e-mail down. But did you know there’s a bit more to it? You can use e-mail to send messages, but you can also subscribe to news lists and feeds on the Internet. In fact, Facebook and Twitter will use your e-mail account to send you notifications of activity on your (and your friends’) pages, private messages, and more if you request them. You’ll be surprised when your e-mail becomes your pipeline to the news that your friends post on the sites. Let’s get into the full picture now!

Know that your e-mail address consists of two parts. The part before the @ sign is the local part (usually your name, personal ID, or nickname) ...

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