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Take Control of Email with Apple Mail
Feb 10, 2005

Take Control of Email with Apple Mail, Panther Edition

Go under the hood of Apple Mail in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther!

This must-read ebook, written by email expert Joe Kissell, collects numerous previously unpublished tips and techniques to help you work more efficiently and eliminate pesky problems that plague Mail users everywhere!

Version info: This book covers the version of Apple Mail that comes with Mac OS X 10.3 Panther. Ebooks about several later versions of Mail are available; use the Search field above or look in the catalog to find them.

You’ll discover smart ways to address outgoing mail, send and receive attachments, and view incoming mail. Joe also teaches you about backing up and restoring your mail, including clickable URLs in messages, and formatting outgoing mail. Plus, you’ll find nine pieces of essential advice about rules, seven ways to improve your Previous Recipients list, and six tips for working in the Viewer window. Trying to troubleshoot problems? Find solutions to fourteen real-world problems, including what to do if you can’t send or receive mail, step-by-step instructions for working around repeated password prompts, and how to fix a damaged mailbox. Extra! Learn how to eliminate annoying blank messages and extend Mail’s capabilities with plug-ins, add-ons, and utilities!

"I love this ebook! It’s easy to read, easy to navigate, and darned informative. I thought I knew everything about Mail but I’ve already found several tips that help me use it better."    —Katie Weller

Update Plans

We won’t be updating this particular title, but note that we have other books about later versions of Apple Mail.

Posted by Adam Engst

  1. Read Your Email on Multiple Computers

    In MacVoices #1065, Joe Kissell talks with host Chuck Joiner about two core email concepts - the POP and IMAP protocols. In particular, he explains how IMAP makes it possible to work with your email messages from more than one computer in a fluid, sensible manner. He also gives tips for switching from POP to IMAP and for using IMAP in popular email systems, including Gmail and MobileMe accounts, the Mail program on a Macintosh, the Mail app on an iPhone or iPod touch, and he discusses how the Gmail approach to storing, searching, and labeling email messages can sometimes be “hyper-weird.” Joe also talks about how spam filtering can work with IMAP accounts.

    Posted by Adam Engst (Permalink)

The Author

Take Control publisher Joe Kissell has written more than 60 books about technology, including many popular Take Control books. He also runs Interesting Thing of the Day and is a contributing editor of TidBITS and a senior contributor to Macworld.