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Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies® by Jim Gordon, Geetesh Bajaj

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Chapter V.2. Welcome to the Setup Assistant

In This Chapter

  • Getting familiar with the Setup Assistant

  • Exploring account settings

  • Perking up preferences

Before you can actually use your e-mail account, Entourage needs to know certain things about how to connect to the mail server. You can get most of this information from your Internet service provider (ISP) or your company's system administrator.

In this chapter, we cover basic e-mail configuration information, followed by a tour of Entourage's preferences. We organized this chapter so that if you already know what kind of connection you're dealing with, or if you have a relatively high skill level, you can go right to the appropriate section. Even if you don't know anything about how to set up Entourage, we go step by step through the basic setup with you. We know the built-in wizard in Entourage is good, so if you already have your e-mail account up and running, feel free to skip the setup information.

Setting Up with the Setup Assistant

The first time you open Entourage, you're greeted by the default e-mail view in the background with the Entourage Setup Assistant on top, as shown in Figure 2-1. Additionally, you may be asked whether you want to choose Entourage to be your Mac's default e-mail application. We recommend that you answer in the affirmative.

Tip

If you dismiss Entourage's Setup Assistant when it appears for the first time and it doesn't show itself when you launch Entourage again, you can't do much to get the same initial ...

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