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Internet and Email

In this module, you will learn essential information to help you master using the internet, selecting and using web browsers, and using email. The links on this page will open in a new tab/window.

 

Tips

  • Check who you are replying to.Make sure you are not choosing "Reply All" when a reply to a single person is what is required/intended, especially when replying with personal/sensitive information.
  • Beware of malicious links.Beware of links, especially from spam emails. Check that the connection is secure before entering personal information on a website.
  • Set your internet privacy settings to maintain browsing security. Privacy settings allow you to manage things like cookies, pop-ups, and downloads and minimize the amount of malicious activity on your browser.
  • Only download files from places you trust.While there are many cool and useful things available to download, there are also risky or malicious files. Only download files from reputable websites.
  • Beware of phishing emails.Be careful with emails that ask you for your passwords, security code, banking email, and any other critical information, as they may be phishing scams.

Internet and Communications Basics

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Web Browsers

Web browsers are software used to view webpages. Below are guides to some of the most popular web browsers. Most websites are designed to work in Chrome or Firefox, so if a website does not work in one, try the other.

Internet Explorer is a free browser pre-installed with Windows computers running the Windows 7 operating system and older. These guides will familiarize you with using this browser.

Note: Internet Explorer has been replaced with Microsoft Edge in computers running the Windows 10 operating system. If you are using Windows 10 please refer to the Microsoft Edge tab above.

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