One of the most common features for Internet use is that of E-Mail. E-Mail allows you to send electronic messages or letters to others that have the same capacity to use them. Through E-Mail, it only takes a matter of minutes for a message to reach all the way around the world, as with regular mail (snail mail) it could take several days or several weeks.
There are two ways to access your E-Mail through Louisiana Tech. One way is by using the Mainframe "dumb" terminals or you can use the new Windows 95 based systems and use a program called Eudora.
Whatever method you use, there are some general guidelines to remember about E-Mail.
Try not to "SHOUT." Shouting is the term used for posting e-mail in all
capital letters. It is very hard for the other person to read.
Remember, in order to use any part of Tech's Internet (E-Mail included) you must first get a VM account from the Computing Center.
After you have logged on to the MAINFRAME (Forgot how? Click here):
Find the e-mail address of the person you wish to send mail to
Not only can you send e-mail messages via the mainframe, but you can also receive and read your e-mail messages through the mainframe. To do this, follow the procedure below.
Log on as described earlier (click here to remember)
An even easier way to read and send e-mail is through a program called Eudora. This program is on all of the Windows 95 based systems on campus.
After logging on to the computer, there will be a blue screen with a La
Tech background. On the left side there are several icons (Eudora, Mainframe,
My Computer, etc. . .)
Working with Eudora is easier than the mainframe. You can simply follow the icons on the screen to help you. For example, to check your mail, click on the icon that has a big red check mark and a letter next to it. If you need help, ask a friendly lab monitor. In order to send e-mail using Eudora, follow the procedure below.
Find the e-mail address of the person you wish to send mail to.
You can also use Eudora to read your e-mail.
Drag the mouse to the In Box icon, and click on it. (This icon is
located to the left of where you just composed your message.)
Now that you can use both the mainframe and Eudora to check your e-mail, click on the forward arrow below, to find out how you can use the browsers to surf the Internet.