Master Mail Concepts

As I said in the Introduction, this book isn’t about basics, as such. However, as I’ve corresponded with many Mail users over the years, I’ve discovered that there are certain concepts that Apple hasn’t made self-explanatory, and that therefore tend to trip people up. In order to understand and act on much of the rest of this book, you need to grasp a few concepts that are, perhaps, unnecessarily confusing. In this chapter I walk you through the ones I consider most important.

Most of the items in this chapter pertain only to the El Capitan version of Mail, but if you’re an iOS user, be sure to read Special Mailboxes, much of which is also applicable to iOS.

Account Setup

Setting up new accounts in Mail has gotten ...

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