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Take Control of Apple Mail in Snow Leopard

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Are you using Apple Mail in Snow Leopard effectively? In this book, author Joe Kissell provides comprehensive guidance. Perhaps you just want to fully understand the basics of receiving, composing, and sending email. Or maybe you want to master many advanced options, including account set up, integrating multiple accounts, formatting, rules, and MobileMe syncing. Either way, you'll find helpful advice and detailed steps. You'll also find tips on various third-party add-ons that make Mail smarter and more enjoyable to use.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Read Me First
    1. P1.1. Updates and More
    2. P1.2. Basics
    3. P1.3. What's New in This Edition
  3. Introduction
  4. 1. Quick Start to Controlling Apple Mail
  5. 2. Learn What's New in Snow Leopard Mail
  6. 3. Learn about Email Protocols
    1. 3.1. POP
    2. 3.2. IMAP
    3. 3.3. Switching from POP to IMAP
    4. 3.4. MobileMe
    5. 3.5. SMTP
    6. 3.6. Exchange
  7. 4. Set Up Your Accounts
    1. 4.1. Use IMAP with Gmail
      1. 4.1.1. Activate IMAP
      2. 4.1.2. Manage Problematic Mailboxes
        1. 4.1.2.1. All Mail
        2. 4.1.2.2. Starred
        3. 4.1.2.3. Hide Mailboxes
      3. 4.1.3. Add Your Gmail Account
      4. 4.1.4. Configure Special Mailboxes
    2. 4.2. Account Setup Tips
  8. 5. Read Incoming Messages
    1. 5.1. Check Your Email
    2. 5.2. Know and Customize the Interface
      1. 5.2.1. The Viewer Window
      2. 5.2.2. Navigating between Messages
        1. 5.2.2.1. If the Preview Pane Is Visible
        2. 5.2.2.2. If the Preview Pane Is Hidden
      3. 5.2.3. Fonts and Sizes
    3. 5.3. Follow Message Threads
    4. 5.4. Manage Incoming Message Formats
      1. 5.4.1. If You Prefer Plain Text
      2. 5.4.2. If You Prefer HTML without Graphics
    5. 5.5. Use Data Detectors
      1. 5.5.1. What Do Data Detectors Detect?
      2. 5.5.2. Find and Use Detected Data
    6. 5.6. File and Organize Messages
    7. 5.7. Deal with Incoming Attachments
      1. 5.7.1. View an Attachment
      2. 5.7.2. Save an Attachment
    8. 5.8. Stop Spam
      1. 5.8.1. Set Mail's Junk Mail Filter Correctly
      2. 5.8.2. Train Your Junk Mail Filter
      3. 5.8.3. Bring In the Big Guns
  9. 6. Read RSS Feeds
    1. 6.1. Configure Mail's RSS Preferences
    2. 6.2. Add and Manage RSS Feeds
    3. 6.3. View RSS Articles
  10. 7. Address Addressing
    1. 7.1. Put Addresses in Address Book
    2. 7.2. Address an Email Message
      1. 7.2.1. Manual Addressing
      2. 7.2.2. Address Panel
      3. 7.2.3. Automatic Address Completion
    3. 7.3. LDAP Server
    4. 7.4. Access Hidden Address Fields
      1. 7.4.1. Bcc
      2. 7.4.2. Reply-To
    5. 7.5. Address Messages to Groups
    6. 7.6. Handle Previous Recipients
      1. 7.6.1. Clean Up the Previous Recipients List
      2. 7.6.2. Disable Previous Recipients
    7. 7.7. Choose an Account to Send From
  11. 8. Compose and Send Messages
    1. 8.1. Handle Message Formatting
      1. 8.1.1. Decide on a Message Format
      2. 8.1.2. Set Your Message Format
      3. 8.1.3. Tips for Plain Text Messages
      4. 8.1.4. Tips for Rich Text Messages
    2. 8.2. Personalize Email with Signatures
      1. 8.2.1. Configure Signatures
    3. 8.3. Work with Outgoing Attachments
      1. 8.3.1. Understand Attachment Challenges
      2. 8.3.2. Learn Attachment Basics
      3. 8.3.3. Follow Attachment Guidelines
    4. 8.4. Reply to Messages
    5. 8.5. Forward Messages as Attachments
    6. 8.6. Use Mail Stationery
      1. 8.6.1. Create a Message with Stationery
      2. 8.6.2. Make Your Own Stationery
  12. 9. Sign and Encrypt Messages
    1. 9.1. Learn When and Why to Sign or Encrypt Messages
    2. 9.2. Understand S/MIME Basics
    3. 9.3. Get a Personal Certificate
    4. 9.4. Sign or Encrypt a Message
      1. 9.4.1. Sign a Message
      2. 9.4.2. Encrypt a Message
    5. 9.5. Read Signed or Encrypted Mail
  13. 10. Manage Your Mailboxes
    1. 10.1. Special Mailboxes
    2. 10.2. Create a New Mailbox
    3. 10.3. Arrange Your Mailboxes
  14. 11. Keep Track of Notes and To-Do Items
    1. 11.1. Notes
      1. 11.1.1. Create a Note
      2. 11.1.2. Save Notes
        1. 11.1.2.1. Local or Server Storage
        2. 11.1.2.2. Inbox or Notes Mailbox
      3. 11.1.3. View Notes
    2. 11.2. To Dos
      1. 11.2.1. Create a To Do
    3. 11.3. Understand Mail's iCal Connection
  15. 12. Find Your Messages
    1. 12.1. Perform a Basic Search
      1. 12.1.1. If You Search in Headers
      2. 12.1.2. If You Search Message Content
    2. 12.2. Search for a Phrase
    3. 12.3. Use Boolean Expressions
    4. 12.4. Search By Other Criteria
    5. 12.5. Work Smarter with Smart Mailboxes
      1. 12.5.1. Create a Smart Mailbox
      2. 12.5.2. Smart Mailbox Suggestions
  16. 13. Synchronize Mail Data Using MobileMe
    1. 13.1. Keep Mail Messages in Sync
    2. 13.2. Sync Other Mail Data with MobileMe
  17. 14. Automate Mail with Rules
    1. 14.1. Create a Rule
    2. 14.2. Use Multiple Conditions and Actions
    3. 14.3. Rule Examples
    4. 14.4. Running Rules on Command
  18. 15. Fix Mail Problems
    1. 15.1. Fix Incoming Mail Problems
      1. 15.1.1. Try Connection Doctor
      2. 15.1.2. User Name and Password Errors
      3. 15.1.3. Connection Errors
        1. 15.1.3.1. Squiggles
        2. 15.1.3.2. Bangs
    2. 15.2. Fix Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Problems
      1. 15.2.1. Find the Correct Settings
      2. 15.2.2. Fix the "Wrong Server" Problem
        1. 15.2.2.1. Clean Out Your SMTP Server List
        2. 15.2.2.2. Associate the Right Server with Each Account
        3. 15.2.2.3. Pick a Server (Just One)
      3. 15.2.3. Fix the "Incorrect Settings" Problem
      4. 15.2.4. Fix the "Blocked Port" Problem
      5. 15.2.5. Fix Sending Delays
    3. 15.3. Fix Mailbox Problems
    4. 15.4. Fix Spotlight Errors
  19. 16. Back Up and Restore Your Email
    1. 16.1. Back Up and Restore with Time Machine
    2. 16.2. Use Another Backup Program
    3. 16.3. Archive a Mailbox
  20. A. About This Book
    1. A.1. About the Author
    2. A.2. Shameless Plug
    3. A.3. About the Publisher
    4. A.4. Production Credits