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Is this the right book for me? Do you feel that you have been left behind in the technological revolution? Are you looking for sound, practical advice on getting the most out of email and the Internet? If so, The Internet and email for the Over 50s is exactly what you need! Focusing on a wide range of internet and email uses that are of particular relevance and interest to older computer users and the technologically terrified, including travel, shopping and much more, this book even covers online dating! The author approaches the subject in a highly accessible way, covering emailing, making calls over the Internet, shopping online, banking, setting up a blog and searching online. Starting from first basics, it begins with how to choose the right computer, software and peripherals. Made up of of self-contained chapters with the emphasis on what the computer is being used for, rather than scary technical stuff about the software needed, this book covers key areas of interest including: getting started with email, sending and receiving emails and attachments; making phone calls over the internet (VOIP etc), 'chatting' online; reading and writing blogs; keeping your personal information safe online and keeping your computer safe from viruses; finding what you need on the internet, shopping, banking and online auctions. Filled with clear instructions and supported with screenshots, tips, hints and a full 'jargon-busting' glossary, it assumes no prior knowledge of using the internet and email, guiding you with practical good humour to success. The Internet and Email for the Over 50s includes: Chapter 1: Choosing a computer Chapter 2: Other equipment you might need Chapter 3: Programs (software) you might need Chapter 4: Getting started on your computer Chapter 5: Setting up your email address Chapter 6: Sending and receiving emails Chapter 7: Sending and receiving email attachments Chapter 8: Organizing email messages and contacts Chapter 9: Getting started on the Internet Chapter 10: Keeping organized when using the Web Chapter 11: Making phone calls over the internet Chapter 12: Chatting over the internet Chapter 13: Getting involved with online communities Chapter 14: Reading and writing blogs Chapter 15: Keeping your personal information safe online Chapter 16: Keeping your computer safe from online threats Chapter 17: Arranging and booking your travels Chapter 18: Banking online and other financial services Chapter 19: Buying from an online auction Chapter 20: Selling at an online auction Chapter 21: Doing your grocery shopping Chapter 22: Working and learning Chapter 23: Accessing TV, radio and games Chapter 24: Accessing music and films Chapter 25: Dating online Chapter 26: Websites for the over 50s Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.