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Take Control of Apple Mail in Tiger by Joe Kissell

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Chapter . Compose and Send Messages

After you address your message, the rest should be a matter of filling in the text and clicking Send, right? Well, it could be...but while Mail simplifies the process of sending mail in some ways, it complicates the process in other ways. Read on for important information about message formatting, signatures, replies, and other matters that pertain to sending mail.

Decide on a Message Format

An important aspect of message preparation is choosing a message format—although you can select a format individually for each outgoing message, you will probably want to pick one to use by default. Your built-in choices are plain text and rich text, although “rich text” actually means HTML!

Almost all email clients use one ...

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