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Press Release: July 11, 2012

Take Control of Apple Mail in Lion--New from TidBITS: New ebook provides user-friendly, real-world documentation for Mac users running Apple's Mail 5 software in Mac OS X Lion

Take Control of Apple Mail in Lion

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Ithaca, NY—Mail 5, the free email client that Apple ships with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, is full-featured and popular. However, many Mac users fail to use it effectively due to minimal documentation and interface confusion. Help is now at hand in the form of Take Control of Apple Mail in Lion, written by email expert Joe Kissell.

In Take Control of Apple Mail in Lion, Kissell looks carefully at how to set up different kinds of email accounts—including POP, IMAP, Exchange, iCloud, and Gmail—and where email from various accounts is stored, plus what to do if Mail can't successfully send or receive mail. After covering account setup, he thoroughly describes the ins and outs of addressing, composing, and sending email. And, he helps readers get organized so they can read their most important messages first, plus find old messages easily. Kissell also examines making Time Machine backups of email, Address Book integration, Notes and To-Do items, rules, encryption, spam management, and more.

Kissell assists users with Mail-related dilemmas such as:

  • How can I read email on more than one computer?
  • How can I integrate Gmail with Apple Mail?
  • How can I make Mail automatically sort incoming messages?
  • What's all this stuff in the left sidebar of Mail, and how can I organize it?
  • How do I handle incoming and outgoing attachments?
  • How do I Cc or Bcc an email message?
  • How can I work efficiently in Mail if I have more than one email address?
  • How should I back up my email messages?
  • What should I do if I need to send an encrypted email message?
  • Where should I store notes that I create in Mail?
  • Are there third-party tools that extend Mail's capabilities?
  • I can't make Mail send outgoing messages... what should I do?

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About the Author

Joe Kissell has written numerous books about the Macintosh, including many popular Take Control ebooks. He's also Senior Editor of TidBITS, contributes frequently to Macworld, and previously spent ten years in the Mac software industry. Joe Kissell joined the TidBITS staff in 2006 as Senior Editor and currently lives in Paris.

View Joe Kissell's full profile page.

Additional Resources
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Take Control of Apple Mail in Lion Take Control of Apple Mail in Lion
Publisher: TidBITS
By Joe Kissell
Ebook ISBN: 9781615424078  
Pages: 147
Ebook Price: $15.00

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About TidBITS
The Take Control series is published by TidBITS Publishing Inc. TidBITS co-founders Adam and Tonya Engst have been publishing highly regarded news and editorial since 1990 when they created the online newsletter TidBITS, which covers Macintosh and Internet-related topics. The Take Control series has helped many thousands of readers with high-quality, timely, real-world, cost-effective documentation since 2003.

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