Many of you have accounts with hotmail. I'm not against using Hotmail, but if you use the free version of Hotmail, your capacity is only 2 MB. For our class purposes, 2 MB is really small because I send out many e-mails. Also for some reason, some people experience some delay in receiving e-mails with Hotmail accounts.

An alternative to Hotmail is to use UHUnix account. Many of you register online. This means you already have your UHUnix account. Use your UHUnix e-mail as an alternative. The capacity is 20 MB for e-mail, and you also get 20 MB of web page capacity. The web page capacity is separate from the e-mail capacity. So, in total, you already have 40 MB (20 MB for e-mail, 20 MB for web pages) capacity with your UHUnix account.

There are various ways to check your UHUnix e-mail. Click here for the information.

It's the case that sometimes, I cannot read Japanese characters in your e-mail. It shows up something like the following:


Click here to find out a possible way to read such e-mail.

In order to send in Japanese, you have to set the character code correctly before you start typing on the webmail. The standard Japanese character encoding is ISO-2022-JP. You have to use this character encoding so that your receiver can read the e-mail without trouble.

When you compose on UHUnix webmail, you click on "Compose." Then a new window pops open. After this new window pops open, you have to specify the character coding you want to use when sending your message in Japansese. With Netscape, it's View > Character Coding.

You must choose "Japanese (ISO-2022-JP)" as your character coding. Otherwise, the receiver of your e-mail may not be able to read what you sent.

The right shows you how to set the character coding to Japanese (ISO-2022-JP) with Netscape. Internet Explorer has something similar to this.

You might have to go to "More" if "Japanese (ISO-2022-JP)" doesn't appear where it's show in the left.

What's described above applies to all web based e-mails, such as Hotmail, yahoo, etc. Whenever you want to send your e-mails in Japanese, you have to use the ISO-2022-JP character encoding. The best way to make sure you send with this character encoding is to manually set it each time.