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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Mail

Mail (Figure 42) is an e-mail application. It enables you to send and receive e-mail messages using your Internet e-mail account.

Figure 42. The Mail main window with an incoming message displayed.

Here’s how it works. Imagine having a mailbox at the post office. As mail comes in, the postmaster sorts it into the boxes—including yours. To get your mail, you need to go to the post office to pick it up. While you’re there, you’re likely to drop off any letters you need to send.

E-mail works the same way. Your e-mail is delivered to your e-mail server—like the post office where your mailbox is. The server software (like ...

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