To start out. There are a few different kind of eMail
offered. 1st and probably the most popular one
is called Web-Based eMail. Web-Based eMail is
eMail that you read, edit, & send mail through your
Web Browser (Netscape/Internet Explorer). You don't
need any extra programs to use this type of eMail. 2nd
is called POP (Post Office Protocol) . This
is send and recieved through a different program (Ex.
Eudora). This was the first type of mail offered on
the web. 3rd is SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer
Protocol). Which can also be accessed through your Web
Browser if your Web Browser supports it. But this one
is usually in a minority of choice. The 4th
is Dial-Up-eMail. So far only 1 company offers this.
Free eMail Forwarding services are also available,
so that if you change you eMail address for any reason,
you still recieve your eMail under the same address. It
works much like regular mail forwarding.