How to Retrieve Email

by Herman Cruz ; Updated October 06, 2017

Keeping in touch with friends and family is easy thanks to webmail accounts, which allow you to send and receive emails from any computer in any part of the world. Even if your lifestyle or profession requires you to consistently move from place to place, staying connected with others is easy, as long as you have access to an Internet-enabled computer. If you got your email account through an email program such as Outlook, you will only be able to retrieve an email from the computer where the program is installed. However, if you have a webmail email account, all you need to retrieve an email is an Internet connection and a Web browser.

Open your Web browser (i.e., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape) by clicking on its corresponding icon located on your desktop.

Type the name of your webmail provider on the search bar (i.e., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL) and click on the corresponding link on the search results.

Click on the "Login" tab once you are on your webmail provider's website.

Type your "User Name" or "User ID" and "Password" on the blank boxes and click on "Sign In."

Click on the "Check Mail" or "Inbox" tab once you access your webmail account to retrieve your emails. Once you are logged into your email account, you may retrieve any previously sent emails by clicking on the "Sent" folder and previously deleted emails can also be accessed by clicking on the "Deleted" or "Trash" folder.

Tip

  • Never share your password with anyone.

About the Author

Based in Orange County, Calif., Herman Cruz has been writing since 2007. His articles have been published in various content platforms and he also has written for Internet entrepreneurs who need assistance with writing sales letters and articles for their businesses. Cruz is pursuing his Bachelor of Arts in integrated composition, improvisation and technology at the University of California in Irvine.

Photo Credits

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