Getting an E-mail Account
It is impossible to say that you are ready for a career in Silicon Valley if you don’t understand how to use e-mail, and do so on a regular basis.
All students in Professor West’s classes are required to have and use an e-mail account. This can be
SJSU provides free e-mail accounts of both types.
If you wish to store copies of your e-mail on your local hard disk, and you are proficient in computer software installaration, then you may wish to set up your computer to use a POP or IMAP-based mail server.
Among the mail client available for Windows and Macintosh computers
If you are using the SJSU free mail account, UCT provides setup advice.
Even if you don’t have a PC or Internet access at home, the College of Business has several computer labs where you can access your webmail-based e-mail accounts, either those from SJSU or third party providers.
Free e-mail accounts are available to any SJSU student from University Computing and Telecommunications.
UCT supports a number of e-mail clients, such as Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Messenger, Qualcomm Eudora. It also provides a webmail acccess logon.
Many other companies provide “free” (i.e. advertiser-supported) web-based e-mail. Among the leading Silicon Valley providers are:
as well as Microsoft’s Hotmail. See also Yahoo’s list of free e-mail providers.