Email is a great way of staying in touch. It’s free and easy to use, and it’s much faster than sending a letter in the post. You can also share files, such as photos.
There are several popular platforms you can use to create an email account, such as Google Mail, Outlook and Yahoo. Or your broadband provider might give you one.
To set up an account, you’ll just need to provide some basic information, such as your name, date of birth and phone number, and think of an email address and a strong password.
To send an email, you just need the email address of the person you’re writing to. All the emails you receive are stored in your inbox. The latest emails are displayed at the top. You can also access your emails through apps on your smartphone – follow your phone’s instructions to set it up.
If you don’t have an internet connection at home, you can still access your email on a computer at your local library, for example. If you’re using a public computer, you should always sign out of your email account before closing the browser window.
Visit Age UK for more information on how to set up and manage an email account.