Introduction to Email

In this email overview, you will get an email introduction and will learn what is needed to set up an account.

Getting started with email

You should now have a good understanding of what email is all about. Over the next few lessons, we will continue to cover essential email basics, etiquette, and safety tips.

Setting up your own email account

If you want to sign up for your own email account, we suggest choosing from one of the three major webmail providers.

Practice using an email program

Keep in mind that this tutorial will not show you how to use a specific email account. For that, you will need to visit our Gmail tutorial. It's a useful course for learning the basics, even if you ultimately end up choosing an email provider other than Gmail, such as Yahoo! or There, you will learn how to:

Beyond email: More ways to talk online

Once you've completed the lessons in this topic, you may want to explore other popular ways of communicating and sharing online. Check out our Beyond Email topic to learn more about online chat, text messaging, video chat, social networking, and more.