Setting Up Your Email

One of the first things that you need to do for class is to set up an email account that you will be using for class. This account will be used for a variety of reasons during the course of the class so it needs to be something that you will be able to access at any Internet connection. Examples of this are Yahoo and Google mail. For our purposes we will use Yahoo for our email host.

If you already have an email address that you want to use, make sure it meets the following criteria:

  1. Your email username is appropriate for school
  2. It is a web-based email host like Yahoo or Google
  3. You are comfortable giving your login information to your teacher to aid in recovery in case you forget it at some point in the semester.

If your current email address meets all three of these, skip down to step _____. If you need to set up a new email address, start with number 1.

  1. Go to and click on the "Mail" button. When the next page loads, click "Sign Up"
  2. Fill out the form on the page. (Note: all fields on the page with an "*" beside it is required and must be filled in.
  3. Important

  4. After you have filled out all of the fields, click "I Accept" at the bottom.
  5. Click on "Continue to mail"
  6. Send an email to your teacher(s) that includes your email address and your password by clicking on "Compose" (giving your password will save you time when you forget your password and will allow your teacher to troubleshoot any problems that you might have during class. You must send your password to your teacher or you will not be allowed to continue using the computer in class). Put your teacher's email address into the "To" field and write "Email and Password" in the subject field. (Note: Everytime you send an email to your teacher, be sure the subject line is reflective of the email. All assignments must be turned in with the correct subject line to be accepted.)
  7. After you have written this email, click "Send". Then click on the address book tab and be add your teacher(s) name and address into your address book. This way you will always have access to send your teacher(s) an email.