The Internet and Email for the Over 50s: A Teach Yourself Guide

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Don't be left behind in the technological revolution

In The Internet and Email for the Over 50s covers emailing, making calls over the Internet, shopping online, banking, setting up a blog and searching online. Starting from first basics, it begins with how to choose the right computer, software and peripherals. Filled with clear instructions and supported with screenshots, tips, hints and a full "jargon-busting" glossary, it assumes you have no prior knowledge of using the ...

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Overview

Don't be left behind in the technological revolution

In The Internet and Email for the Over 50s covers emailing, making calls over the Internet, shopping online, banking, setting up a blog and searching online. Starting from first basics, it begins with how to choose the right computer, software and peripherals. Filled with clear instructions and supported with screenshots, tips, hints and a full "jargon-busting" glossary, it assumes you have no prior knowledge of using the internet and email, guiding you with practical good humor to success.

  • One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience.
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
  • Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the Internet and email.
  • Written with humor in plain language to take the fear out of using email and the internet.
  • Including a comprehensive jargonbuster glossary, it cuts through the "techno babble."

"A friendly, easy to follow guide to getting online."
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Topics include:
What computer you will need; What other equipment you might need; What programs (software) you might need; Getting started on your computer; Getting started with email; Sending and receiving emails using Outlook Express; Sending and receiving attachments using Outlook Express; Tidying up your email messages and contacts; Making phone calls over the Internet; 'Chatting' over the Internet; Special interest groups on the Internet; Reading and writing 'blogs'; Keeping your personal information safe online; Keeping your computer safe from viruses; Finding what you need on the Internet; Finding a specific website; Doing your grocery shopping; Doing your banking; Buying from an online auction; Arranging and booking your travels; Working and learning; Listening to the radio; Buying music/video; Websites designed for the over 50s; Online dating; 'Jargon-buster' glossary

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071701020
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/26/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 964,996
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Reeves is an ICT and personal finance education consultant and writer. He also holds the position of Team Leader/Senior Examiner (Computing) for the AQA Examination Board in Manchester, United Kingdom.

He trained as a teacher specialising in business and ICT and has taught on a range of business and ICT courses over the years with students as young as 4 and as old as 80.

This and his sister title, [Teach Yourself] Confident Computing for the Over 50s, have many fans who love his practical and easy style.

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Table of Contents

What computer you will need; What other equipment you might need; What programs (software) you might need; Getting started on your computer; Getting started with email; Sending and receiving emails using Outlook Express; Sending and receiving attachments using Outlook Express; Tidying up your email messages and contacts; Making phone calls over the Internet; 'Chatting' over the Internet; Special interest groups on the Internet; Reading and writing 'blogs'; Keeping your personal information safe online; Keeping your computer safe from viruses; Finding what you need on the Internet; Finding a specific website; Doing your grocery shopping; Doing your banking; Buying from an online auction; Arranging and booking your travels; Working and learning; Listening to the radio; Buying music/video; Websites designed for the over 50s; Online dating; 'Jargon-buster' glossary

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