Hotmail Easier Than Yahoo Mail Beta
My Mom is just now trying to understand email and I really needed to find the simplest yet most powerful email client available to assist her. Our parents generation is technologically challenged. Some people my parents age have jumped on email as a way to connect with kids and grandchildren and others have really hit a brick wall and refused to embrace the technology that keeps them connected to others.
So, based on that what is unequivocally the easiest email application for the technologically challenged. Hotmail
has the others beat hands down. For my Mom to try to even explain how to use Outlook Express and set up a mail download is way complicated. So I decided to set up an online mail service that she could check from any where, but it had to be simple.
My sister said, get Yahoo beta mail, it's great, but oh boy for the technologically challenged, the interface is way complicated. Enter Hotmail
. Super simple, clean, no clutter, intuitive controls, super easy configuration, one click actions and voila, my Mom is using email.
So if you have a parent, friend, grandparent, aunt, or uncle who needs to embrace the information age, try Hotmail
first. What seems so incredibly simple to those of us who use the computer every day is like rocket science to others.
One sidebar on this, I found that I needed to even take time to instruct my Mom on how to use the mouse. As you help your relative, you may want to make sure that you cover this simple yet very important step, they may not even know to ask.
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