Making the Most of the Internet - The Contents

This is a brief overview of the topics covered. :-

  • Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    What is the Internet For? ~ What are the Drawbacks? ~ This Book ~ The Web Site
    The Blog or Weblog ~ At Whom is the Book Aimed? ~ Freedom ~ The Author

  • 2. The Basic Internet
    Connecting to the Internet ~ Browsing Billions of Web Pages ~ Search Engines and Searching
    News ~ E-Mail - True World-Wide Communication ~ Buying and Downloading Software
    Music Downloading ~ Fax Replacement ~ Games ~ Groups and Lists ~ On-Line Auctions
    Chat Rooms and Instant Messaging ~ Shopping ~ Holidays, Flights, Hotels and Car Hire
    Theatre Tickets ~ Gambling and Gaming ~ Bogs or Weblogs ~ Pornography
    Viruses, Spyware, Malware and Ransomware ~ Spammers, Hackers and Other Criminals
    Internet Banking ~ Financial Products and Services ~ Internet Telephony ~ Webcams ~ Conclusion

  • 3. Spam
    Categories of Spam ~ Thoughts on Spam ~ The Anti-Spam Manifesto
    Bush, Blair, Putin and Zemin ~ Why Me? ~ Looking for Spam Causes ~ Conclusion

  • 4. Spam and How to Fight It
    Precautions ~ Iím Still Getting Spam. Why? ~ How Do Spammers Get Paid? ~ Types of Spammer
    E-Mail Filters ~ Dumb E-Mail Filters ~ Intelligent E-Mail Filters ~ POPFile
    The Next Generation of E-Mail Filters ~ SpamStomp ~ Filters in Your E-Mail Program ~ Thunderbird
    Outlook 2003 ~ A Check List for Spam

  • 5. Hackers and Other Criminals
    The Bad Desion of the Internet ~ Hackers ~ A More Serious Threat - Physical Security
    Dial-Up Scams ~ Ransomware ~ The Gravest Scam - Phishing ~ A Quick Look for Scams
    Masses of Undeliverable E-Mails ~ A More Detailed Look at a Phishing Scam
    Looking Up Domains and IP Addresses ~ Conclusion

  • 6. E-Mail
    An E-Mail is a Letter Without the Paper ~ E-Mail Etiquette ~ E-Mail Security ~ E-Mail Addresses
    E-Mail Techniques ~ E-Mail Servers ~ E-Mail on the Internet - WebMail ~ Feedback from E-Mail
    Text/SMS Messages and E-Mail ~ A Check List for E-Mail

  • 7. Searching the Internet
    Which Search Engine? ~ A Simple Comparison ~ Why is Google So Named?
    Improving the General Search ~ Investigating People and Companies
    What Post Codes Reveal ~ Phone Numbers
    Learning More About People, Companies and Houses ~ A Few Simple Examples ~ Daisy MI
    Searching for Spare Parts ~ The Advanced Search ~ Searching for Images ~ Searching for News
    Searching Specific Countries ~ Conclusion ~ An Inverse Conclusion

  • 8. Shopping and Commerce
    Ryanair ~ Airline Tickets - The Next Generation ~ Rules and Questions for Buying On-Line
    MINT Credit Card ~ Personal Preferences ~ Tesco ~ Waitrose ~ The Light Bulb Company
    dabs.com ~ Amazon and Books ~ Heal Farm ~ Boden ~ Figleaves ~ eBay
    Problems with Internet Shopping ~ Conclusion

  • 9. Web Sites
    The BBC's Web Site ~ The Good Web Site ~ Web Site Layout ~ Printing Web Pages
    Why A4 Pages are Important ~ The Company Bible ~ Web Site Forms ~ Blogs or Weblogs
    RSS - Really Simple Syndication ~ Picture Galleries ~ Groups, Forums and Chat Rooms
    Is Your Web Site Up-To-Date? ~ Understanding the Technical Side ~ Updating a Web Page
    Web Site Doís ~ Web Site Donítís ~ Getting It Wrong

  • 10. Marketing
    Domain names ~ An Holistic Approach ~ Search Engines ~ Getting Listed ~ Advertising
    Post Cards ~ Why Post Cards Work ~ Post Cards Against Advertisements ~ Placed Articles
    Mail Shots ~ Blogs or Weblogs ~ RSS ~ Using E-Mail ~ Groups and Lists
    Free Downloads, Pictures and Other Stuff ~ Feedback ~ Conclusion

  • 11. The Future
    Broadband and Speed ~ Environment ~ Innovation ~ Censorship ~ Working Smarter
    Working From Home ~ Politicians ~ Entertainment and Sport ~ Gambling and Gaming
    Internet Telephony ~ Financial Products and Services ~ Crime and Security
    The Complete Accounting System ~ On-Line Government ~ Government Jobs ~ On-Line Databases
    A Few Examples ~ The GP ~ The Lawyer ~ The Manufacturer ~ The Lone Professional
    The Call Centre ~ Local Applications ~ The Bloodbath ~ The Internet Divide ~ What I've Missed Out
    Conclusion

  • 12. A Few Golden Rules
    Make Sure Your Protection is Up-To-Date ~ Never Reply to Spam
    Learn How to Search Properly ~ Learn How to Send Text/SMS Messages
    Write E-Mails Professionally ~ Add an E-Mail Signature
    Follow the Correct Etiquette When E-Mailing Lots of People ~ Implement a Good Anti-Spam Policy
    Encode E-Mail Addresses in Web Sites ~ All E-Mail Addresses on Your Domain Must Work
    Check Your Web Pages Print Well ~ Your Web Site Must Navigate Easily
    Your Web Site Must be Legible ~ Donít Open Unknown Attachments in E-Mails
    Your Web Site Must Allow WebMail

  • Appendix A - Government Web Sites
  • Appendix B - Hardware
  • Appendix C - Software
  • Appendix D - Networks
  • Appendix E - Managing E-Mail Servers
  • Appendix F - Adding an E-Mail Account
  • Appendix G - Management Forms
  • Appendix H - HTML Code
  • Appendix I - Internet Country Codes

  • Index and Glossary

  • Web Site Index

  • Notes