The Internet for Dummies Quick Reference : Quick Reference (For Dummies (Computer/tech)) (8 SPI SUB)

The Internet for Dummies Quick Reference : Quick Reference (For Dummies (Computer/tech)) (8 SPI SUB)

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  • 言語 ENG
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The Internet is an active medium. You can't just sit and watch it like television; you have to try things, poke around, and find the sites, information, and people that you need and enjoy. The Internet For Dummies Quick Reference, 8th Edition, puts you on the road to online discovery and keeps you on track by showing you how to Buy the right computer hardware for Internet access Select an Internet Service Provider to make the connection Use popular e-mail programs Get the real deal on privacy, security, and cookies Buy and sell on the Internet Speak the online language with glossary guidance This down-to-earth reference includes all the tasks and resources you really need, lies flat on your desk so that you can type with both hands, and weighs less than a laptop computer. The latest edition in a regularly updated series covers the newest versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape Web browsers, e-mail client software, and other basic Internet tools.You can expect to get the nitty-gritty on Getting into the swim with Web surfing Finding the best online resources for research and support Sending voice and pictures over the Internet Choosing between Windows and Macintosh systems Reading newsgroups and browsing with America Online Tapping shareware and freeware software Uploading and downloading files with ease The Internet For Dummies Quick Reference, 8th Edition, also introduces you to the whys and wherefores of building and posting a Web page, a document that has its own URL and that can express anything you want to a big, wide world of visitors. Whether the Internet's new territory to you or you've been Web-wise for quite a while, this up-to-date, fast, and fun resource will have you cyber-traveling in style in no time!

Table of Contents

The Big Picture: The Internet                      1  (1)
What You See: The Browser Window 2 (2)
What You See: An E-Mail Message 4 (1)
Toolbar Table 5 (1)
The Basics: Logging In 5 (2)
The Basics: Reading Your E-Mail 7 (1)
The Basics: Using E-Mail Toolbars 8 (1)
The Basics: Composing an E-Mail Message 8 (2)
The Basics: Working with Addresses 10 (1)
E-mail addresses 10 (1)
Web addresses --- URLs 10 (1)
Instant message and chat addresses 11 (1)
What You Can Do: Search the Web 11 (2)
What You Can Do: Buy Something 13 (1)
What You Can Do: Send an Instant Message 14 (1)
What You Can Do: Make a Personal Web Page 15 (1)
What You Can Do: Send Someone Money 16
Part I: Getting to Know the Internet 1 (4)
What Is the Internet? 2 (1)
What's So Great about the Internet? 2 (2)
What Services Does the Internet Provide? 4 (1)
Will the Internet Take All Your Free Time? 4 (1)
Part II: Getting Started 5 (18)
Hooking Up to the Internet with Broadband 6 (3)
Broadband facts 6 (1)
Cable or DSL? 7 (1)
Direct connection 8 (1)
ISDN 8 (1)
Hooking Up to the Internet Cheap 9 (2)
E-mail appliances 9 (1)
Free e-mail and Internet access service 9 (1)
Libraries and cybercafes 10 (1)
Secondhand computers 10 (1)
Set-top boxes 10 (1)
Hooking Up to the Internet By Dial-Up 11 (1)
Investing in a Computer for Internet Access 11 (4)
Macintosh - and the iMac - versus Windows 11 (1)
Desktop versus laptop 12 (1)
Is Linux for you? 12 (1)
This year's model versus last year's model 12 (1)
Making sure that your computer is cable 12 (1)
ready
Memory, hard disk, monitor, and printer 12 (1)
Personal firewalls and routers 13 (1)
Prepare to back up 14 (1)
Upgrading versus buying 14 (1)
Modems 15 (2)
Modem specs 15 (1)
Modem types 16 (1)
``What do the lights on my modem mean?'' 16 (1)
Other modem tips 16 (1)
Telephone line tips 17 (1)
Selecting an Internet Service Promoter (ISP) 17 (2)
Online services 17 (1)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 18 (1)
PPP and shell accounts 19 (1)
Software for Internet Access 19 (4)
Connection software 20 (1)
Other software 20 (3)
Part III: Electronic Mail 23 (36)
ABCs of E-Maul 24 (4)
Electronic etiquette 24 (1)
E-mail caveats 25 (1)
Finding e-mail addresses 26 (1)
Free e-mail 27 (1)
Headers 27 (1)
Acronyms, Smileys, and Emoticons 28 (2)
Addresses 30 (5)
``What's my address?'' 30 (1)
Hostnames and domain names 31 (1)
IP addresses and DNS 32 (1)
Mailboxes and mail servers 32 (1)
Port numbers 33 (1)
Top-level domains 33 (2)
URLs versus e-mail addresses 35 (1)
America Online and CompuServe Addresses 35 (1)
Attachments 35 (1)
Using America Online (AOL) 36 (3)
Finding an address 36 (1)
Reading incoming mail 37 (1)
Sending new mail 38 (1)
Replying to messages 39 (1)
Forwarding messages 39 (1)
Saving messages 39 (1)
Using Eudora (Windows and Mac) 39 (4)
Configuring Eudora 40 (1)
Getting incoming mail 40 (1)
Reading incoming mail 40 (1)
Sending new mail 41 (1)
Replying to messages 41 (1)
Forwarding messages 42 (1)
Saving messages 42 (1)
Reading saved messages 42 (1)
Attaching a file 43 (1)
Using Netscape Mail (Windows, Mac, Linux, and 43 (6)
UNIX)
Running the Netscape mail program 44 (1)
Setting up Netscape for e-mail 44 (2)
Getting and reading incoming mail 46 (1)
Sending new mail 47 (1)
Replying to messages 48 (1)
Forwarding messages 48 (1)
Saving messages in folders 48 (1)
Reading saved messages 49 (1)
Using OS X Mail (Mac) 49 (2)
Running the OS X Mail program 49 (1)
Setting up OS X Mail 49 (1)
Getting and reading incoming mail 49 (1)
Sending new mail 50 (1)
Replying to messages 50 (1)
Forwarding messages 51 (1)
Saving messages in mailboxes 51 (1)
Reading saved messages 51 (1)
Using Outlook Express (Windows and Mac) 51 (4)
Setting up Outlook Express 52 (1)
Getting and reading incoming mail 53 (1)
Sending new mail 53 (1)
Replying to messages 54 (1)
Forwarding messages 54 (1)
Saving messages in folders 55 (1)
Working with Hotmail accounts 55 (1)
Using Pine (Linux and UNIX) 55 (4)
Running Pine 55 (1)
Reading incoming mail 56 (1)
Sending new mail 56 (1)
Replying to messages 56 (1)
Forwarding messages 57 (1)
Saving messages to a file 57 (2)
Part IV: Usenet Newsgroups 59 (10)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 60 (1)
Google Groups and Usenet Indexers 61 (1)
Newsgroup Names 62 (1)
Newsgroup Netiquette 62 (2)
Posting Your First Article 64 (1)
Ramping Up Your Own Newsgroup 65 (1)
Reading Newsgroups at Google Groups 66 (1)
Searching Google Groups 66 (1)
Using Google Groups as a newsreader 66 (1)
Replying to articles 67 (1)
Posting a new article 67 (1)
Reading Newsgroups with a Newsreader 67 (2)
Reading newsgroups with America Online 67 (1)
Reading newsgroups with Netscape 68 (1)
Reading newsgroups with Outlook Express 68 (1)
Reading newsgroups with other newsreaders 68 (1)
Part V: Mailing Lists 69 (10)
Addresses Used with Mailing Lists 70 (1)
Finding a Mailing List 71 (1)
Getting On and Off a Mailing List 72 (2)
Lists maintained manually 72 (1)
Lists maintained automatically 72 (1)
Web-based lists 73 (1)
Open and Closed Mailing Lists 74 (1)
Receiving Digested Mailing Lists 74 (1)
Sending Messages to a Mailing List 75 (1)
Sending Special Requests to Mailing Lists 75 (1)
Starting Your Own Mailing List 76 (1)
Using Filters to Sort Your Mailing List 77 (2)
Messages
Part VI: The World Wide Web 79 (22)
ABCs of the Web 80 (1)
Bookmark or Save? 81 (1)
Finding Your Way around the Web 82 (1)
Kids, Porn, and the Web 83 (1)
Access supervision 83 (1)
Buying filtering software 83 (1)
Using the built-in AOL filtering 83 (1)
Plug-Ins Helper Programs and ActiveX Controls 84 (2)
Acrobat Reader 85 (1)
Apple QuickTime 85 (1)
Macromedia Shockwave 85 (1)
RealPlayer Basic (formerly RealAudio) 85 (1)
Stufflt Expander 85 (1)
WinZip (Windows only) 86 (1)
ZipMagic (Windows only) 86 (1)
Privacy, Security, and Cookies 86 (2)
Cookies 86 (2)
Secure surfing 88 (1)
Problems and Error Messages 88 (2)
Displaying a page takes too long 88 (1)
Error message ``The server does not have a 89 (1)
DNS entry''
Error message ``www.bigsite.com has refused 89 (1)
your connection'' or ``Broken pipe''
Error message ``404 File Not Found'' 89 (1)
Your browser keeps crashing 90 (1)
Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) 90 (2)
Using AOL to Browse the Web 92 (2)
Viewing a Web page 93 (1)
Following a link 93 (1)
Using bookmarks 93 (1)
Using Internet Explorer to Browse the Web 94 (2)
Viewing a Web page 94 (1)
Changing your home page 95 (1)
Following a link 95 (1)
Playing favorites 95 (1)
Go for history 96 (1)
Using Netscape Navigator to Browse the Web 96 (5)
Viewing a Web page 97 (1)
Changing your home page 97 (1)
Following a link 98 (1)
Using bookmarks 98 (1)
Remembering where you came from 99 (1)
Using Netscape plug-ins 99 (2)
Part VII: Finding and using Resources on the 101(22)
Internet
Directories, Search Engines, and Portals 102(4)
Directories 102(1)
Engines that search 102(1)
Portals 103(1)
Directories, search engines, and portals 104(1)
with a twist
Power searching 104(1)
Search strategies 105(1)
Excellent Surfing Ideas 106(1)
Free, Free, Free! 106(1)
Information Sources 107(2)
The CIA's World Factbook 107(1)
Libraries 107(1)
Maps 107(1)
Needle crafts 108(1)
Regional information providers 108(1)
Satellites 108(1)
Statistics and other data 108(1)
World time 109(1)
Magazines and Literature 109(1)
Music Online 109(1)
Newspapers 110(1)
Selling Online 111(1)
Types of auctions 111(1)
Ways to pay 112(1)
Shareware and Freeware Software 112(1)
Shopping Online from A to Z 112(5)
Airline 113(1)
Books 113(1)
Condoms 113(1)
Dolls and other collectibles 113(1)
Education 114(1)
Flowers 114(1)
Groceries 114(1)
Houses 114(1)
Internet Service Providers 114(1)
Jobs 114(1)
Love 115(1)
Macintoshes 115(1)
Overcoats and boots 115(1)
Postage 115(1)
Quesadillas 115(1)
Stocks and bonds 115(1)
Tapes, CDs, and DVDs 115(1)
Used and new cars 116(1)
Vitamins 116(1)
Web page design 116(1)
Xylophones 116(1)
Yiddish 116(1)
Zygotes 116(1)
``Should I Give Out My Credit Card Number 117(1)
over the Internet?''
Telephone Directories 117(1)
Uncompressing and Decoding Retrieved Files 118(3)
.bin 119(1)
.gif 119(1)
.gz and .z 119(1)
.hqx 119(1)
.jpeg and .jPg 119(1)
.mp3 120(1)
.mpeg and .mpg 120(1)
.png 120(1)
.sit 120(1)
.tar 120(1)
.wma, .wmv 120(1)
.Z 120(1)
.zip 120(1)
Viruses 121(2)
Part VIII: Live Online Communication 123(30)
Chatting Online 124(6)
Chatting with friends with instant messaging 124(1)
Chatting with anyone in chat rooms 124(1)
Conversations: They can be hard to follow 125(2)
Etiquette 127(1)
Safe chatting 127(1)
Smileys, abbreviations, and emoticons 128(1)
Weeding out disruptive chatters 129(1)
America Online (AOL) Chat Rooms 130(4)
Beginning to chat 130(1)
Choosing a screen name 131(1)
Filing a complaint 131(1)
Instant messages 131(1)
Profiles 132(1)
Rooms that are private 132(1)
Rooms with a view 133(1)
Buddy Lists 134(1)
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 134(1)
ICQ 135(2)
Getting ICQ 135(1)
Making contact 136(1)
Starting a chat 137(1)
Taking a message 137(1)
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) 137(7)
Starting IRC 138(1)
Picking a server 138(1)
Issuing IRC commands 139(1)
IRC channels 140(1)
Joining a channel 141(1)
Leaving a channel 141(1)
Listing available channels 141(1)
Choosing an IRC nickname 142(1)
Holding a private conversation 142(1)
Starting your own channel 143(1)
Types of channels 143(1)
Filing a complaint 144(1)
Getting more info 144(1)
MUDs and MOOs 144(2)
Using MUDs 145(1)
Finding MUDs 145(1)
Getting started in MUDs 145(1)
Voice and Video over the Net 146(1)
Web-Based Chat 147(1)
Windows Messenger 147(2)
Starting up 147(1)
Adding contacts 148(1)
Contacting friends 148(1)
Adding voice, video, and conferencing 148(1)
Advanced features 149(1)
Yahoo Messenger 149(4)
Adding to your Friends List 150(1)
Starting a conversation 150(1)
Adding video 150(1)
Conference calls 151(2)
Part IX: Advanced Topics 153(20)
Encryption and Internet Security 154(7)
Cryptography 154(1)
Public-key cryptography 154(1)
The politics of cryptography 155(1)
How secure is public key cryptography? 155(1)
Key size 156(1)
Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator 156(1)
Outlook Express and Netscape Messenger 157(1)
Pretty Good Privacy 157(1)
Obtaining a copy of PGP 158(1)
Getting started with PGP 158(1)
HushMail 159(1)
Public-key infrastructure 160(1)
Passwords and pass phrases 161(1)
Java and Network Computers 161(1)
Java applets 161(1)
Network computers 162(1)
Internet Radio and TV 162(1)
Creating Your Own Web Home Page 163(7)
Why would you want your own home page? 163(1)
Building your page 164(2)
Tips for effective Web pages 166(1)
Web page maintenance 167(1)
HTML editors 168(1)
Creating a home page on America Online 168(1)
Publicizing your page 169(1)
Link exchanges and Webrings 169(1)
META tags 170(1)
Starting a Business on the Web 170(3)
Part X: Classic Internet 173(6)
FTP 174(2)
About FTP programs 174(1)
Navigating files and directories 175(1)
Uploading and downloading files 175(1)
Windows XP Web Folders 175(1)
Telnet and SSH 176(3)
Choosing a telnet program 176(1)
Connecting to remote computers 177(1)
Disconnecting from remote computers 177(1)
UNIX and Linux commands 177(2)
Appendix: Internet Country Codes 179(4)
Glossary: Techie Talk 183(14)
Index 197