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Office 2013 Bible: The Comprehensive Tutorial Resource by Faithe Wempen, Dick Kusleika, Michael Alexander, John Walkenbach, Lisa A. Bucki

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Chapter 27

Fundamentals of E-mail

IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding e-mail accounts

Setting up your e-mail accounts

Modifying account settings

Using profiles

Composing and sending e-mail messages

Sending attachments

Reading and replying to messages

Working with received attachments

Understanding the Inbox display

Understanding Outlook files and folders

Understanding Outlook data files

Working with folders

Working with groups and items

Working with the Deleted Items folder

Setting options for individual messages

Setting global e-mail options

Before you can send and receive e-mail using Outlook 2013, you must set up at least one e-mail account, providing Outlook with the information it needs to connect to your online e-mail account. From there, you can compose, send, and receive messages. Outlook provides great tools for creating and organizing your messages, as well as options for customizing how it works with your messages. This chapter helps you learn the basics for all of those actions in Outlook.

Setting Up Your E-mail Accounts

Before you can use Outlook to send and receive e-mail, you must set up your e-mail account. You can have more than one account — you’ll follow the same steps for each one. There are two parts to this.

First, your account must be set up on the server or at your ISP. This is not done in Outlook. If your account is at your workplace, it will likely have been set up by an IT person, and he or she will have provided you with the required information such as your ...

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