Email is an important way to stay connected for a great many
people. Microsoft offers its Windows Live Hotmail accounts
for free. In this section, you learn how to set up an email account
and then how to use Hotmail tools to read, reply to, and forward
messages. You explore organizing messages in folders and working
with message attachments.
In addition, this section introduces you to the Messaging
app. Using this app, you can receive and send instant messages
to another’s telephone number or email account. Instant messaging
or IM is a more immediate communication tool than
email because you typically connect with people in real time,
rather than experiencing the delay that happens when people
don’t pick up and respond to email right away.
Setting Up an Email Account
You can set up accounts for most email providers and access
one or more of those accounts by using the Mail app. For major
providers such as Hotmail and Google, the process is typically
simple to do.