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Using the Internet

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This easy-to-use guide to the Internet teaches the fundamentals of understanding, accessing, and getting around the Internet. Tips, Cautions, Notes, and Troubleshooting Q&As are liberally used throughout the book to help readers learn quick ways to accomplish tasks or avoid pitfalls. Disk contains a set of tools for accessing the Internet.

This book is an excellent reference for all levels of Internet users. It fully explores the tools and technologies that are ...

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Overview

This easy-to-use guide to the Internet teaches the fundamentals of understanding, accessing, and getting around the Internet. Tips, Cautions, Notes, and Troubleshooting Q&As are liberally used throughout the book to help readers learn quick ways to accomplish tasks or avoid pitfalls. Disk contains a set of tools for accessing the Internet.

This book is an excellent reference for all levels of Internet users. It fully explores the tools and technologies that are necessary to get productive on the Net. Includes listings of the hottest Internet sites including coverage of Internet Relay Chat. CD-ROM contains all that's needed to get connected and up to speed on the Internet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789700964
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 What Is the Internet? 7
2 Key Stuff You Should Know About the Internet 17
3 How Do I Get On the Internet? 27
4 Connecting Through Commercial Online Services 33
5 Connecting Through a Shell or SLIP/PPP Account 55
6 Locating a Service Provider 63
7 Basic Electronic Mail 79
8 E-Mail Programs: Read, Write, Send, and Manage E-Mail 91
9 Sending and Receiving Files with E-Mail 105
10 Using the Eudora Mail Program for Windows 115
11 Getting E-Mail to and from Other Networks and Services 131
12 Joining, Sending to, and Receiving from Mailing Lists 143
13 An Introduction to UseNet Newsgroups 153
14 How to Use Newsreaders to Subscribe to Newsgroups and View Articles 165
15 How to Respond to Articles, Post Your Own Articles, and Send Files 177
16 Using the WinVN Newsreader 189
17 A World of Information - Archie Finds Files 203
18 Using WSöFTP for Windows 217
19 Internet Supersleuths: Gopher, Veronica, and WAIS 229
20 What Is the World Wide Web? 247
21 Browsers: Your Gateway to the Web 259
22 Hot UseNet Newsgroups 277
23 Hot FTP Sites 291
24 Hot Gopher Sites 303
25 Hot Sites on the World Wide Web 321
Appendix: Installing the Using the Internet Software 347
Index 355
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