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iPad™ Portable Genius by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 5. How Do I Make the Most of E-mail on My iPad?

How Do I Make the Most of E-mail on My iPad?

The more time people spend sending status updates on social networking sites, and the more they text, tweet, and Skype, the more old-fashioned e-mail seems. Updating your Facebook status and posting a tweet about some great new site you've found are cool things to do; reading incoming messages and composing new messages and responses are mundane things to do. Yes, e-mail is dishwater-dull, but 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 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 iPad.

Managing Your iPad E-mail Accounts 104

Configuring E-mail Accounts 112

Configuring E-mail Messages 116

Managing Your iPad E-mail Accounts

The Mail app that comes with your iPad is a nice e-mail program that makes the most of the iPad's two 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 that shows your Inbox messages in one pane and the current message in the other pane. (Landscape mode is great for composing messages because you get the huge keyboard and nice, big compose ...

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