3. Lesson: Start an Email Message

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In this video, you will set up an email message to yourself.

Then, you will practice different actions with that message in the following videos.

To begin, open up a new email message.

Then, click in the To field.

This is where you would normally type in the email address of your recipient,&nbsp but for practice, just type in your email address.

Sometimes, you might want to send an email to more than 1 person.

For example, you may be working with multiple people on a project at your job.

To do this, add the other email address next to the first one in the To field.

If you don’t have another email address in mind, just practice adding your own.

You can also carbon copy, or CC, another recipient.

This will send a copy of the message to someone else in addition to the person you addressed it to.

Finally, you can blind carbon copy, or BCC, another recipient.

Use this when you want to send a copy of the message to someone else without letting others know.

CC and BCC are often used in the workplace.

For example, maybe you want to make your supervisor aware that you completed a project.

So you send an email to your supervisor and CC a colleague that you worked on it with.

But maybe that same colleague didn’t do their share of the work.

You might email your colleague to ask them about it and BCC your supervisor so they are aware.

BCC is also often used when you are emailing a large mailing list and you don’t want to share the email addresses with people who don’t know each other.

Since this is just practice, delete any extra email addresses that you typed in the To, CC, and BCC fields.

Finally, add a subject line to your email.

This tells the recipient why you’re writing.

Instructions

  1. Add your email address in the “To” field.
  2. Practice adding another email address (or your own) to the To, CC, and BCC fields.
  3. Delete the other email addresses.
  4. Write a subject line for your email.