Chapter 6 How Do I Maximize iPhone E-mail?

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E-mail has been called the “killer app” of the Internet, and it certainly deserves that title. Yes, chat and instant messaging are popular; social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn get a lot of press; and blogging sites appeal to a certain type of person. However, while not everyone uses these services, it’s safe to say that almost everyone uses e-mail. You probably use e-mail all day, particularly when you’re on the go with your iPhone in tow, so learning a few useful and efficient e-mail techniques can make your day a bit easier and save you time for more important pursuits.

Managing Your iPhone E-mail Accounts

Your iPhone comes with the Mail app, which is a radically slimmed-down version of the Mail application that’s the default e-mail program on Mac machines. Mail on the iPhone may be a pale shadow of its OS X cousin, but that doesn’t mean it’s a lightweight — far from it. It has a few features and settings that make it ideal for your traveling e-mail show. First, however, you have to set up your iPhone with one or more e-mail accounts.

Adding an account by hand

The Mail application on your iPhone 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 road or out on the town, you can check your messages and rest assured that you won’t miss anything ...

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