Chapter 6How Do I Make the Most of E-mail?

As more people start texting, tweeting, and Skyping, the more old-fashioned e-mail seems. Yes, reading and composing e-mail is dishwater dull, but do you know what else it is? It’s universal. Almost everyone who’s online has an e-mail account, and it remains the best way to get in touch and exchange information (at least digitally). Your iPad or iPad mini comes with a decent e-mail app that’s easy to use, but there are still plenty of tricks and techniques you should know to help you get the most out of Mail on your tablet.

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Managing Your E-mail Accounts

The Mail app is a nice e-mail program that makes the most of the two iPad or iPad mini orientations. In portrait mode, you see a big version of the current message, complete with embedded photos and other media. In landscape mode, you get a two-pane view with your Inbox messages in one pane and the current message in the other. Landscape mode is great for composing messages because you get the larger keyboard and a nice, big compose window.

The Mail app also has a few features and settings that make it ideal for doing e-mail away from your desk. First, however, you have to set up your tablet with one or more e-mail accounts.

Syncing your e-mail accounts

The Mail app is most useful when it’s set up to use an e-mail account that you also use on your computer. That way, when you’re on the ...

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