You will probably want to use e-mail to communicate with friends and family with your XO. The XO doesn't include email software, but you can use webmail (e-mail on a web page) using the Browse Activity.
First, you need to set up an e-mail account. Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) give you several e-mail accounts with your service. If they offer webmail you can use that. Call and ask them how to use it if you haven't already done so.
There are other e-mail services you can use, free of charge. You simply go to their web site and sign up. You will be asked to create your e-mail name and a password. The password should include a mix of letters and digits and be easy for you to remember.
You will probably find that, just like "snail mail" (the regular paper kind) you sometimes get e-mail that is advertising or what is called "spam" or "junk mail". Most e-mail services do their best to screen these out. In fact, it is a good idea to check your junk mail folder once in a while to see if something you really want got put there by mistake.
A popular free e-mail service you might want to try is Gmail at http://gmail.com.
Author : Email
© Caryl Bigenho 2008
Morgan Collett 2008
Tom Boyle 2008
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