You should follow the links on a
search engine page to learn what their policy is concerning the
selling of top few returns of a search to better understand the the
results of the information the search engine is giving you.
A few of the better places to search
for places to go are http://www.google.com
, http://www.msn.com , and http://www.yahoo.com.
There are many other, and if you want to find them, just type in, or
do a search for, 'Search Engines" on any of the three links
above, and you will see just how many there are. Experiment. Have
fun, and then stick with the one you feel most comfortable with.
Be sure to read Safety
and the Internet so that you may enjoy your Web travels without
concern or repercussions.
Probably the most important think to
constantly keep in mind about email is that it is not necessarily
private. It is unlikely... but possible that someone... anyone could
read your message. Therefore, NEVER say anything in an email that
gives away your private confidential information, or anything that
may come back to haunt you.
It is much like sending a postcard
through the mail. Everything that you have written is available to
anybody who comes across it.
Besides your computer, there are many
other places that a copy of your email may be stored - like servers,
network main frames, ISP mail servers, just to name a few. So it is
possible, that even if you delete an email off your computer, that
the email is still available from other sources.
Ollie North (remember him?) did not
realize this, and even though he took great pains to delete all the
emails that contained things he did not want anybody to know about,
it was the copies of these emails that were stored in other places
that were his downfall.
If you use email for business
purposes, be sure to read up on Business Netiquette. See
Internet & Email Etiquette for a good business guide.
A good virus protection program is a
must these days... get one... keep it updated. A virus infection can
end up costing you twice what you paid for your computer.
Spam is the term given to
"junk" or unsolicited email. Eventually, you will get spam.
There are Spam-guard programs available to block spam, but they are
not perfect - you will loose some of the email that you want to see.
It's best to give out your email address as little as possible, and
this will keep spam to a minimum.
Do not send spam - it can get you
kicked off the Internet.
Write in short paragraphs - long
paragraphs are hard to read.
Be sure to see the
Internet & Email Etiquette guide for a good basic
understanding of how email works and be extra sure to read Safety
and the Internet so that you may enjoy the Web without needless
worry and concern.