E-MAIL & CHAT
(The Travelers Correspondence)
E-mail is an excellent way to stay in touch with friends &
relatives back home when visiting Costalegre
viewing this page may
already have an e-mail account with their local internet
service provider. Their e-mail address is usually
formatted similar to firstname.lastname@example.org. However,
they may not be able to use this e-mail address while
traveling in Costalegre unless they have either created
a roaming e-mail address (this is often difficult for
the average person to do) or set themselves up with a Web
based E-mail account.
WEB E-MAIL (SiteMail)
The best way to use E-Mail in Mexico is
by using a web (browser based) e-mail account often called
site mail. Some
Internet Service Providers (ISP's) provide this service as an
option to existing customers, but they can also be purchased
from many e-mail vendors directly on the Internet.
HOW IT WORKS
1) Type in the web URL of your web based e-mail
account using any web browser. Demo:
2) Enter your User Name and Password.
3) Read and Send or Delete messages. (Simple as that!)
Your mail can be accessed from any Internet Cafe in the
Costalegre or from any personal or business computer connected
to the internet. You will not have to procure a new roaming e-mail
address and have to forward this new address to people you
normally correspond with, then cancel it when you get home and
re-notify your friends.
Sign Up Now for
Costalegre Web E-mail Services.
FREE E-MAIL PROVIDERS
Another option is to sign up for a free e-mail
account with an on-line mail company.
These mail companies are not really "FREE".
You "Will" have to fill out a form providing Personal,
Demographic & Marketing information to them which they sell to
advertising companies. You "Will" receive spam (junk
mail) in you mailbox and view nuisance "Banner Ads" when you
check your mail. You "Will" see irritating pop-up Ads
which boot-up automatically in your browser. The account will also expire if you do
not use it regularly, so you could loose your chosen username,
possibly forever. People sending you mail may also
receive junk mail from their advertisers. This may not
be doing your friends a favor. They do however provide a
semi-reliable service with no cash outlay. Some people
use them, mostly because they think they are getting an e-mail service
for free. One of the more popular (free?) e-mail
providers is Microsoft's MSN
Welcome to Costalegre SiteMail
Reliable, easy-to-use travel e-mail
Access from any computer on the internet
Reasonable cost (less than 10 cents/day)
True Pop-3 e-mail
accounts also available
Great member benefits and
Already a Costalegre e-mail
Use SiteMail on the Web right now!
Enter your User Name and password
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Set up your Travel E-Mail account today!
If you're not yet a Costalegre E-Mail member,
Sign Up Today
Why sign up?
ENTER COSTALEGRE CHAT
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We provide a free "Real Time" Messaging
on this web site. Costalegre RealChat allows you to have a
direct keyboard to keyboard conversation with another person
if they happen to be on-line when you are. You will
immediately know if they are, as their name will appear in the
right side bar as a Participant. Please take the time to
register a Nickname and fill out "My Profile" so your friends
and others will recognize you. Have Fun!
Before you leave home, type up a list of all of
your favorite e-mail and web site addresses, as well as user
names and passwords to all the services that you have accounts
with. When in Costalegre, you can also send e-mails to
yourself in order to store information in your in-box for
retrieval when you return home.
A note on Internet Cafes: Not all internet cafes are
alike! Check the connection speed and cost before you go
on-line. Usually, the more computers they have running,
the slower the connection speed will be. Some connections can be excruciatingly slow,
which means you will pay more as uploads & downloads will take
much longer. Sometimes browsing the Internet is not a
viable option if the wait time is excessive. You may
want to consider using Internet Cafes just for keeping in
touch using e-mail.