Chapter 12

The Email Must Get Through

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Setting up your accounts

check Reading and managing email messages

check Sending email messages

Chapter 6 shows you how well your iPhone sends SMS text messages, MMS messages, and iMessages. But such messages aren’t the iPhone’s only written communication trick, not by a long shot. One of the niftiest things your iPhone can do is send and receive real, honest-to-gosh email, using Mail, its modern email app. It’s designed not only to send and receive text email messages but also to handle rich HTML email messages — formatted email messages complete with font and type styles and embedded graphics.

The Mail app is compatible with the most popular email providers. And as part of iCloud, Apple issues you a free, ad-free iCloud.com email address.

As you discover in this chapter, you can access a unified inbox of all your email accounts. Moreover, you can organize messages by thread, or conversation. You can bestow VIP status to your most important senders. And through the Continuity and Handoff features, you can start composing an email on your iPhone and finish it on a Mac with OS X Yosemite or later.

Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts

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