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Chapter 14. E-Mail > E-Mail Accounts

E-Mail Accounts

An e-mail account allows you to connect to a network and the Internet. This is done through an Internet Service Provider or ISP. The ISP helps you get connected to the network using a dial-up telephone connection, DSL, cable modem, or satellite modem. When you establish an account with an ISP, the ISP will provide you with the following:

  • E-mail Address—In most cases, this will be your name or nickname, followed by the @ sign and an ISP identifier that will most commonly end with the extension .com or .net.

  • POP Server—This is the name of your incoming mail server. POP stands for Post Office Protocol. This is the ISP's computer that receives incoming e-mail messages addressed to you.

  • SMTP Server—This is the name of the outgoing mail server. SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. This is the ISP's computer that processes the e-mail messages you send.

  • User Name—This is usually the part of your name that appears in your e-mail address before the @ sign. Some ISP's use your entire e-mail address. The user name is used to access the ISP's system along with your password.

  • Password—This is the secret code you'll use to keep your e-mail private.


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