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Take Control of Apple Mail in Mountain Lion

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Use Apple Mail in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion more effectively with real-world advice from Joe Kissell! Perhaps you want to understand the basics of receiving, composing, and sending email--Joe has you covered. Or maybe you're more interested in learning about Mail's many advanced options, including account setup, employing multiple accounts, formatting, rules, smart mailboxes, and iCloud or Gmail integration. Either way, everyone will be interested Joe's explanation of the new-in-Mountain-Lion VIP feature and how to control which messages become notifications. Plus, Joe has laced the ebook with tips on third-party add-ons that make Mail smarter and more enjoyable to use. Put simply, it's by far the most comprehensive resource about Apple Mail available.

Table of Contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Updates and More
    2. Basics
    3. What’s New in Version 1.1
    4. What Was New in Version 1.0
  2. Introduction
  3. Quick Start to Controlling Apple Mail
  4. Learn What’s New in Mountain Lion Mail
  5. Learn about Email Protocols
    1. POP
    2. IMAP
    3. Switching from POP to IMAP
    4. iCloud
    5. SMTP
    6. Exchange
  6. Set Up Your Accounts
    1. Use IMAP with Gmail
    2. Account Setup Tips
  7. Read Incoming Messages
    1. Check Your Email
    2. Understand and Customize the Interface
    3. Follow Conversations
    4. Work with VIPs
    5. Manage Incoming Message Formats
    6. Use Data Detectors
    7. Work with Message Flags
    8. File and Organize Messages
    9. Deal with Incoming Attachments
    10. Manage Notifications
    11. Stop Spam
  8. Address Addressing
    1. Put Addresses in Contacts
    2. Address an Email Message
    3. LDAP Server
    4. Access Hidden Address Fields
    5. Address Messages to Groups
    6. Handle Previous Recipients
    7. Choose an Account or Address to Send From
  9. Compose and Send Messages
    1. Handle Message Formatting
    2. Personalize Email with Signatures
    3. Set Message Priority
    4. Work with Outgoing Attachments
    5. Reply to Messages
    6. Forward Messages as Attachments
    7. Use Mail Stationery
  10. Sign and Encrypt Messages
    1. Learn When and Why to Sign or Encrypt Messages
    2. Understand S/MIME Basics
    3. Get a Personal Certificate
    4. Sign or Encrypt a Message
    5. Read Signed or Encrypted Mail
  11. Manage Your Mailboxes
    1. Mailbox Basics
    2. Special Mailboxes
    3. Create a New Mailbox
    4. Arrange, Hide, and Show Mailboxes
  12. Find Your Messages
    1. Perform a Basic Search
    2. Search for a Phrase
    3. Use Boolean Expressions
    4. Search By Date Range
    5. Search within the Current Message
    6. Work Smarter with Smart Mailboxes
  13. Automate Mail with Rules
    1. Create a Rule
    2. Use Multiple Conditions and Actions
    3. Rule Examples
    4. Running Rules on Command
  14. Fix Mail Problems
    1. Fix Incoming Mail Problems
    2. Fix Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Problems
    3. Fix Mailbox Problems
    4. Fix Searching Errors
  15. Back Up and Restore Your Email
    1. Back Up and Restore with Time Machine
    2. Use Another Backup Program
    3. Do a Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
    4. Export a Mailbox
  16. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. About the Author
    3. Shameless Plug
    4. About the Publisher
  17. Copyright and Fine Print
  18. Featured Titles