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Mac OS® X Leopard™ For Dummies® by LeVitus, Bob, Austin, Texas

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Chapter 10. E‐Mail Made Easy

In This Chapter

  • Managing contacts with Address Book

  • Mastering e‐mail with Mail

In this chapter, you look at a pair of programs that work together and make managing your contacts and e‐mail a breeze. You find out how both of these eponymous programs — Address Book and Mail — work, and how to use them individually and as a team.

Keeping Contacts Handy with Address Book

The Address Book is where you store contact information for your family, friends, and anyone else you want to keep track of. It works seamlessly with the Mail application, enabling you to quickly look up e‐mail addresses when you're ready to send a message.

In fact, Address Book works with several applications, both on and beyond your Mac, including the following:

  • Use it with iChat (covered in Chapter 9) to quickly chat with your online friends.

  • Use it with iCal by choosing Window⇨Address Panel or pressing ⌘+Option+A. You can then drag any person in your Address Book from the Address Panel to any date and time on the calendar, and a special Meeting event is created automatically by iCal. The event even has a Send Invitation button — if you click it, it launches Mail and sends the person an invitation to this meeting. Very cool stuff.

  • The Address Book application can also work with any other application whose programmers choose to make the connection or with any device that is compatible with Address ...

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