In This Chapter
Understanding e-mail on the Nexus One
Receiving a new message
Finding messages and e-mail text
Creating and sending e-mail
Working with e-mail attachments
Configuring a new e-mail account
Making an e-mail signature
Using various e-mail options and settings
Handwritten letters were once beautiful things. I remember seeing letters my grandmother had saved from long ago. The writing was gorgeous, the content emotional. It was something done with care, filled with meaning. The stamp on the envelope made it official. Those were the days when mail was important, when it meant something.
In our digital age, haphazard, drunken e-mail has replaced the carefully crafted epistle. The message is brief and sloppy, but people tolerate the slop because e-mail is instantaneous, worldwide, and there are no more stamps! There's no more computer either, because your phone does e-mail.
As a Google phone, the Nexus One ties directly into your Google account and swiftly obtains your Gmail messages. You can read your mail, create new mail, and screw up your e-mail on your phone just as you can on your computer. Now letter-writing is not only instantaneous but convenient as well.
Electronic mail is handled on your Nexus One by two apps: Gmail and Email.