If this is the first time you are going to send emails over the Internet, it is a must that you are well informed about the proper way to do it. Emails are electronic mails that can be sent from one account to another. They have long replaced the use of snail mail for correspondence purposes.
Here are the steps on how to send emails:
1. Open your email account.
If you don’t have one yet, better go to Yahoo mail or Gmail and sign up. You will be required to fill out a form and set up a username and password for your account. Once that is done, you can simply login to the system and start creating your email.
2. Click on the “Compose Mail” button or tab.
Look at the left panel of the screen. The “Compose Mail” button is likely to be there. Clicking it will take you to a screen where you are to fill out the important information needed to send your email.
3. Fill out the needed information
On the next screen, you need to type the email address of the mail’s recipient, the subject of your mail, and of course, the body of the email you want to send. Type everything in the corresponding boxes. Make sure that the recipient’s email address is correct. Otherwise, your email won’t be sent properly.
4. Add attachment files if needed.
You can send a photo, a digital image, a document, or any file in your computer should you wish. Most email account providers can send multiple files as long as it doesn’t exceed the set limits. This step is optional. If you don’t need to send a file to your recipient, you can merely ignore this step.
5. Click on the “Send” button.
Clicking on the “send” button automatically sends your email to the address you typed in the “To” bar. If the email software had detected no errors, it will proceed to send the email as requested. Otherwise, it will come back to you with an error message.
6. Sign out of the system.
After sending the email and no error messages were returned to you, you can be sure that the email you sent will be read by the receiver. He or she will receive it in a few minutes, seconds even. That’s how fast emails are. You can then proceed to sign out of your email account. You can sign in again after a few hours to check if the person you wrote to responded.