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OS X Mountain Lion All-in-One For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail

In This Chapter

arrow.png Adding and configuring Mail accounts

arrow.png Receiving, reading, and sending e-mail

arrow.png Filtering junk mail

arrow.png Opening attachments

arrow.png Configuring and automating Apple Mail

Okay, how many of you can function without e-mail? Raise your hands. Anyone? Anyone at all?

I suppose that I can function without my Internet e-mail, but why should I? OS X includes a very capable and reliable e-mail client, Apple Mail (affectionately called Mail by everyone but Bill Gates).

In this chapter, I discuss the features of Apple Mail and show you how everything hums at a perfect C pitch. However, you have to sing out, “You’ve got mail!” yourself. Personally, I think that’s a plus, but I show you how you can add any sound you like.

Know Thy Mail Window

To begin our epic e-mail journey, click the Mail icon on the Dock. Don’t worry if your display doesn’t look just like Figure 2-1, which illustrates the Mail window after I’ve added an account — which I demonstrate in a page or two. ...

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