Establishing a regular email routine is an important part of digital literacy. You’ll be using email in this program. Staff send updates and agendas to you. This lesson introduces some best practices for writing an effective email and includes additional resources if you go further.
Log in to your email address
Configure your email account settings
Demonstrate that you can write an email by sending one to DHF staff
Activity: Setup Your Email Account
This activity walks through setting up a new email account. If you’re in a DHF program, we’ve created an email for you. If you’re not in a DHF program, you can still use this activity to help configure an email account.
Add your first Contact. Your first contacts will be Groups. Using an email group is a great way to include all members of a group without sending multiple emails. Instead, you send to one email address and every person in the Group receives the message.
Task: Add each of the following Groups to your email as new contacts:
When sending emails, there is a certain etiquette that you should try to follow. Paying close attention to who you are including on emails you send and giving your emails relevant titles are two really important etiquette pieces you need to remember.
Activity: Good Email Etiquette
Read the following post about the differences between the To, CC and BCC fields when sending an email: To, CC, and BCC