Don’t ever be tempted to send credit or debit card details.
When sending an e-mail, typically you send a message similar to a letter, then wait for delivery of your message and an eventual reply.
There are several different types of IM program available on the internet, but while they all do the same job, IM software from one company is generally not compatible with IM software from another company.
So, for example, a user who installs Windows Live Messenger will not be able to communicate with a user who is using AOL instant messenger, although there is nothing to stop you installing more than one IM program onto your computer.
During the installation of your chosen IM software, you will be required to set up a screen name, or number.
Now all you need to do is exchange this name/number with your contact.
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