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Windows 7 Made Simple by Kevin Otnes

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Using E-mail

E-mail has been around longer than Windows, the Mac, or any other graphical personal computer system. At one time, using e-mail meant you had to learn how to type in a bunch of archaic commands and was limited to composing, sending, and viewing just text, one message at a time.

Today, with most any e-mail provider, you can connect to your e-mail account without installing and using a separate e-mail program. You can access your e-mail account from popular e-mail providers like Windows Live Mail, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL using a web browser any place you can access the Internet. You don't even need a computer to use your e-mail—most e-mail providers work with other devices: cellphones like iPhones, Blackberries, and smartphones; ...

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