Chapter . Communicate Using .Mac Mail
Each .Mac account includes an email address in the Mac.com domain (such as firstname.lastname@example.org). You may already have an email account from your ISP or an online service such as Google’s Gmail, but .Mac Mail offers a number of useful features that make it ideal as a primary or supplemental email account.
I use the term “.Mac Mail” when referring either to the email accounts included with .Mac accounts or to the Web-based interface for sending and receiving email in those accounts. I refer to the email client Apple includes with Mac OS X as “Mail” or “the Mail application.”
Here are a few things that make .Mac Mail great: