Chapter 27. Fundamentals of E-mail

Before you can send and receive e-mail using Outlook, you must set up at least one e-mail account, providing Outlook with the information it needs to connect to your online e-mail account. From there, you can compose, send, and receive messages. Outlook provides great tools for creating and organizing your messages, as well as options for customizing how it works with your messages. This chapter helps you learn the basics for all of those actions in Outlook.

Setting Up Your E-mail Accounts

Before you can use Outlook to send and receive e-mail, you must set up your e-mail account. You can have more than one account—you'll follow the same steps for each one. There are two parts to this.

First, your account must be set up on the server or at your ISP. This is not done in Outlook. If your account is at your workplace, it will likely have been set up by an IT person, and he or she will have provided you with the required information such as your e-mail address and login ...

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