Email basics

Introduction to emails

In this digital world, it’s important to learn how to set up your own email address so you can keep in touch with your family and friends and interact with online services.

Learning the basics

Having an email address is a requirement for most online services today, like myGov, health, banking and other essential services. Be Connected is an is an Australian government site that has a range of learning modules to help you get started with email, we recommend you start with “Using email.”

When you select, I want to learn about using email, you’ll have a choice of opening the learning module on the Be Connected site or staying on this page to continue browsing. 

If you choose to open the learning module, follow the steps on the Be Connected site to complete the course. You can come back to this page at any time by choosing the Learning Digital tab in your browser.


Setting up a screen reader for your emails

If you use a screen reader with your computer, you can also set up a screen reader to read emails on your device.

Tips for a safer online environment

Learn how to secure your device with passcodes and locks to help protect your personal information.

Introduction to internet safety

Protecting your personal information while using the internet is essential to making it fun and secure.

How to spot an email scam and what to do next

We’ll help you identify the types of email scams you should look out for and provide tips and advice on what to do if you get one in your email inbox.

Training courses by Be Connected

Be connected

Using email

In this course you will learn about email accounts on the internet. You’ll learn how to set up an email account, how to open, read and send emails safely. You can use email to keep in touch with family and friends and interact with essential online services.