A variety of packages exist to run E-mail, FTP, Telnet etc. not only for Macintosh computers but any computer in general.
The packages chosen reflect general popularity of usage worldwide but do have to reflect some resource limitations and the use of a Macintosh as a public domain machine.
See online documentation for some details on how to use the packages.
Students should also learn how to locate and run the packages from the Macintosh Hard Disk. Further (more detailed) documentation may also be found inside the respective package folders.
The main packages used to explore the Internet in this course are:
USENET newsgroups whilst not being formally a large part of this course can be very useful. You are encouraged to explore this for yourself. Netscape and stand alone news readers are equally adept for this task.