- A personal computer with a Intel Pentium 3-1 GHZ processor or equivalent; any Mac with OSX 10.3 or higher
- 256 megabytes of RAM
- 100 megabytes of free hard drive disk space needed for systems without Internet software
- Windows 2000 or newer operating system
- A telephone line, NATCO High-Speed Internet line, or Exede Satellite Dish
- A conventional analog modem with a speed of 33.6 or faster, NATCO High-Speed Internet modem, or Exede Satellite Dish
- Internet software such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer (Windows 2000, ME, XP, and Windows 7 include Microsoft's Internet Explorer); Firefox; Chrome; or Safari
- Email: Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, or any modern email program.