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Explorer 4/5 and Outlook Express

Surfing the web with Explorer

  • To go to a web site enter the address into the location box at the top of the page and press enter.
  • To store the web site so you can find it later click on favorites | add to favorites. You can also click on organise favorites to put them in folders the same as in windows explorer.
  • To save a web page for viewing later click on file | save as, then select a location to store the file and remember where you have saved it for future reference.
  • To view a file you have saved click file | open | browse, then select the file you have saved.
  • To search on a topic on the Internet click on the search button at the top of the page. Then enter the topic you are interested in in the dialog box and press enter. There are a number of different search engines listed on the lefthand side of the main search page which provide different information and content. Try them out to see which ones suit the topics you are interested in.
  • After you have searched a number of pages you can go back to a previous page by clicking on the back button and then click on the forward button to go forward again. You can also see a history of where you have been by clicking on the history button. Double clicking on an address will take you to that page.
  • Every page you look at counts as data traffic. Often the largest data component of the page is the picture, you can see this because they take a long time to display. To save time and money you can tell Explorer to only download text. To set this up click on view | internet options | advanced, and untick the show images box under multi media then click OK to exit the preferences box. To view an image right mouse click on it and click show picture in the menu.

Sending and Receiving Email with Outlook Express

  • To send someone an email click on compose message which will bring up the new message box. Enter the email address at the top of the page or if it is in the address book just write their name in. Click on the paper clip button to insert a file. Enter your message in the large box. When you are finished click on send. To save money and time on the Internet write your emails offline and click on file | send later. When you are online line click on the send and receive button to send your mail.
  • To collect your mail click on the send and receive button. If requested enter your password in the dialog box that comes up.
  • To delete messages once you have finished with them right click on a message and select delete from the drop down list.
  • To access the address book click on tools | address book.

Other stuff

The help menu’s are very good if you have a problem

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