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Mail Basics

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On every new Mac is an application called Mail,

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it lets you send and receive e-mail
right from your desktop.

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You can set up all your accounts
and manage everything in one place.

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Mail works with most popular e-mail accounts

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and takes only a few clicks to set up.

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Setting up Mail

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You'll find Mail in your dock,

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just look for the stamp icon.

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When you first launch Mail

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you'll be asked to enter your name,
e-mail address and password.

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For GMail, AOL, Yahoo
and MobileMe accounts,

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setup is automatic.

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For other accounts you may need
to provide additional information

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such as outgoing and incoming servers.

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Once you set up Mail

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you can start composing messages,

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sending photos to family and friends and more.

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To write a new e-mail message,

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click "New Message" in the toolbar.

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As you start typing an e-mail address,

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Mail shows matching addresses
from contacts in your Address Book.

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Another way to enter e-mail addresses

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is to click the "Address" button in the toolbar,

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this displays your contacts in Address Book,

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and let you select multiple recipients easily.

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To quickly add an attachment to your e-mail

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just drag the file into your message

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or you can use the "Attach" button
in the toolbar.

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Sending photos from your iPhoto libraries
is easy too.

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Just click "Photo Browser" in the toolbar

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to see all of your iPhoto albums and images.

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When you find the photo you want to send

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just drag it in.

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Mail even gives you the option
to adjust the image size

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in the message window.

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Viewing Attachments
with Quick Look

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A feature called Quick Look

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lets you instantly view an attachment
without launching an application.

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It works with popular attachments like PDF
and other documents.

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Quick Look even works with
Microsoft Office files.

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Just received some vacation photos
from a friend,

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click the Quick Look button

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and the images display instantly.

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View them as a slideshow

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or one by one,

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all without leaving Mail.

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Searching through Mail

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Ever had to scroll through your entire inbox

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just to find a single e-mail?

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The search feature in Mail
makes it quick and easy

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to find any e-mail that you are looking for

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even if you can't remember exactly who sent it

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by searching for anything in the e-mail.

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As you type, Mail shows
matching results instantly.

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You can search based on the contents
of an entire message

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or by subject, recipient or sender.

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Thanks to the powerful search function
built right into Mail,

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finding an e-mail has never been easier.
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