Take Control of Apple Mail in Tiger
Publisher: TidBITS / Take Control Books
Final Release Date: September 2007

Work efficiently and avoid seemingly inexplicable problems in Apple's Mail program with the only book available about Apple Mail in Tiger!

Best-selling author Joe Kissell spent untold hours testing to understand how Mail in works and what to do when it doesn't act as expected. You'll learn about the different email protocols Mail supports, the best ways to set up new accounts, how to import messages and addresses, and how to manage Mail's parental controls.

That's only the tip of the iceberg, as Joe next teaches you how to customize your incoming mail view for fast browsing of messages, control the styles you see in incoming messages, display slideshows of attached photos, reply to meeting invitations, find messages using Spotlight, and organize mail into smart mailboxes. Then, he turns to outgoing mail, showing you smart ways to address messages, tricks for sending attachments successfully, how to add clickable URLs, and what you need to know when using Mail's new HTML support.

In addition, you'll find seven key bits of advice about rules, five ways to improve the Previous Recipients list used for spam filtering and address completion, and six suggestions for Spotlight-enabled smart mailboxes. If you're having trouble, Joe offers solutions to numerous problems, including what to do if you can't send or receive mail, step-by-step instructions for fixing damaged mailboxes, and how to make Spotlight see messages it isn't finding properly.

Read this ebook to learn the answers to questions such as:

  • Can Mail download messages from Hotmail, MSN, Yahoo!, Gmail, and AOL?
  • How can I import messages and addresses from other email programs?
  • Why (and where!) did all of my IMAP mail suddenly disappear?
  • Is there a better or faster way to address my outgoing messages?
  • Is there a way to force Mail to display only plain text and not HTML?
  • Why isn't Spotlight finding messages that match my search terms?
  • How do I make a clickable link in an outgoing message?
  • Which folders should I copy to back up my email?
  • Are there third-party tools that extend Mail's capabilities?
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