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E-mail etiquette


How to set up a free e-mail account:

  1. Go to

  2. At the top of the msin page, look for a picture that says "check email," place your cursor over this and click on it.

  3. Move your cursor to "sign me up" and click on it.

  4. Fill in the blanks, choosing an screen name and a password that you'll easily remember, or be sure to write them down and save them in a safe place.

E-mail Signatures:

At the end of some e-mail, you may notice that the sender included some additional information; a picture or graphic, and/or a quote of some sort. This information is the sender's "signature".

It's easy to insert a "signature" at the end of your e-mail sent from your free Yahoo account you've just established. Once your mailbox is open, in the column on the left side of the page, click "Options" and then click "Signature." Here, you can type in a "signature" for your message. If you'd like this signature to appear on all messages you send, put a check mark in the box next to "Add Signature To All Messages As Default."

If you don't feel creative, there are sites that provide pre-designed signatures you can use:


E-mail Etiquette:

NEVER USE ALL CAPS when writing an e-mail. People often interpret this as shouting.

Always read your e-mail over at least once before sending it, and use the spell-checker if available.

Never write an e-mail to someone unless you would say it to them face to face.

There is no such thing as guaranteed to be totally private e-mail, so don't send anything by e-mail that you wouldn't want made available to others.