You know how every copy of Windows comes with a free, basic email program like Outlook Express or Windows Mail? Well, every copy of Mac OS X comes with Mail, a slightly fancier email program that’s also free. Mail is a surprisingly complete, refreshingly attractive program, filled with shortcuts and surprises. Together with the high-octane Address Book program included with Mac OS X, you may never pine for your Windows setup again.
This chapter assumes that you’ve already transferred your email, addresses, and email account settings to Mail and the Address Book, as described in Chapter 6.