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Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners by Wallace Wang

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© Wallace Wang 2016

Wallace Wang, Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1913-3_18

18. Using E-mail

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

Beyond browsing various web sites, the second most common use for the Internet is sending and receiving e-mail. To help you create and receive e-mail, OS X comes with a program called Mail.

Besides letting you send and receive text messages, e-mail also lets you send and receive files. This gives you a simple way to share files between two different computers as long as both computers can open that file.

There are two common ways to access an e-mail account:

  • Through a browser

  • Through an e-mail program

The advantage of accessing your e-mail account through a browser is that you can read messages using ...

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