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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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Email Made Easy: Using the Mail App

If you’re new to the email thing and you really just want to get up to speed as quickly and as painlessly as possible, look no further than Mail, the app that resides on the Windows 8 Start screen. If you’re an email old-timer and you’re sick and tired of wrestling with complex and arcane email programs, you should look no further than the Mail app. How can an app appeal to rookies and veterans alike? The main reason is that Mail strips away anything and everything that’s superfluous and obscure. You can scour every nook and cranny of the Mail app and you won’t find a bell to ring or a whistle to blow. Instead, you just get a simple program that can handle all basic email chores.

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