I have an IP address, only. I would like to send an email to the IP address. Is this possible and, if it is, how do I do this? I normally use Yahoo and have a Vista operating system.
Basically, "yahoo.com," "msn.com," all these domains point to a mail server somewhere. And on that server is some software to retrieve those emails.
You need to make sure that you have something there running as a mail retriever. http://email.about.com/od/windowsmailservers/Windows_Mail_Servers.htm Here's a listing of various software like that for Windows. You need to setup some kind of alias in that server. It could be a username, like 0siris, some random collection of letters and numbers, whatever.
If the IP Address you're speaking about is a public IP address, then, when you send email, you can send it to [email protected]_address.
Whatever mail system you use, Yahoo, MSN, whatever, it will forward the email directly to that email address, and then the software just needs to be up and running to retrieve it.
Whenever that software is not running, you won't get email.