Prelim Bloopers

Email Setup

Even three decades after the introduction of the cute and friendly Apple Macintosh, mere mortals need the help of high priests of IT (Information Technology) to enable them to send and receive electronic mail. A big part of this is due to the jargon surrounding email. A recent study showed that Americas are clueless about technical terms. And these were relatively simple ones that appear in popular magazines, newspapers, and Internet sites.

But those terms won't help the owner of a device (PC, tablet, or smartphone) when he/she is trying to set up his/her email account(s), and runs across gibberish such as SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). Time to call in the high priests, especially ones who speak the language of communications.