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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Facebook® by Joe Kraynak, Mikal E. Belicove

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Outgoing! Sending Messages

Usually, you have to send mail to get mail, so if you want a Messages list brimming with messages from your Facebook friends, start composing and sending messages. In the following sections, we show you how to compose a new message to send to an individual or to multiple recipients, whether the person is your Facebook friend or not.

Sending a New Message to a Facebook Member

Composing and sending a message in Facebook is a snap. Click the Messages icon in the top menu and click Send a New Message or, if the Messages screen is already displayed, click + New Message (upper right). The Compose Message dialog box appears.
Now do the same thing you usually do when sending e-mail: address the message, type a description ...

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