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PCs for Grown-Ups: Getting the Most Out of Your Windows 8 Computer by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 12. Exchanging Email

The Web with its splashy graphics and seemingly endless supply of information and entertainment gets the lion’s share of press and punditry. By contrast, you hardly hear anyone talk about email, which is all the more surprising because, with the exception of a few texting-only teens, everyone uses email. This lack of attention is probably due to a simple fact: Email just isn’t glamorous or exciting. However, what email lacks in excitement, it more than makes up for in usefulness. Using the Mail app in Windows 8, you can send a message to just about anyone whose address you know. That person will then receive your message within a few seconds or, at most, a few minutes, whether that person resides across town, across ...

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