As per the poll I conducted sometime back, most people check their email accounts through email programs such as Outlook Express. Though there are many advantages of using email programs, webmail provides a simple and easy interface for the beginner to quickly start using their email accounts through the familiar web browser program. In this post, I shall provide an introduction to Bigpond webmail and how to use it correctly.
Remember, with webmail, you don’t need to install additional software. A web browser, the same program you are using to view this page, is all you need… also the email account username and password and an active internet connection (not necessarily one provided by Bigpond)!
Bigpond’s webmail interface is known as MyConnect and, in addition to email account access, offers subscribers utilities such as an online address book (Contacts), Calendar, Tasks and Notes. The smartly designed online application places all these great features a single mouse click away.
All common email functions such as composing, sending, forwarding and deleting can be accomplished right from the browser window through the webmail interface. You can even send SMS and MMS via MyConnect! New email messages can be composed using both plain text and rich text – the latter enables you to create email messages with colors and fancy formatting. Users can also set up an email signature that is appended at the end of each message.
There are many advantages of using webmail and all of these apply to Bigpond’s MyConnect. The service also offers a few additional features not found in conventional interfaces.
Note: If you are a frequent traveller, it’s advisable to store a copy of your messages on the Bigpond webmail so that you can get access to them from any computer. This involves moving the messages before they become older than 180 days to a private/customized folder.
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