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

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The Outbox: Sending an Email Message

Let’s begin the tour of Windows Live Mail with a look at how to foist your “e-prose” on unsuspecting colleagues, friends, family, and Brady Bunch–cast members. This section shows you the basic technique to use, and then gets a bit fancier in discussing the Contacts list, attachments, and other Windows Live Mail sending features.

The Basics: Composing and Sending a Message

Without further ado (not that there’s been much ado to this point, mind you), here are the basic steps to follow to fire off an email message to some lucky recipient:

1. In the Home tab, click the Email message button. (Keyboard fans will be pleased to note that pressing Ctrl+N also does the job.) You end up with the New Message window onscreen, ...

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