Work efficiently and avoid seemingly inexplicable problems in Apple's Mail program with the only book available about Apple Mail in Tiger!

Take Control of
Apple Mail in Tiger

Joe Kissell

This product has been discontinued.

Additional Information

Best-selling author Joe Kissell spent untold hours testing to understand how Mail in works and what to do when it doesn’t act as expected. You’ll learn about the different email protocols Mail supports, the best ways to set up new accounts, how to import messages and addresses, and how to manage Mail’s parental controls.

That’s only the tip of the iceberg, as Joe next teaches you how to customize your incoming mail view for fast browsing of messages, control the styles you see in incoming messages, display slideshows of attached photos, reply to meeting invitations, find messages using Spotlight, and organize mail into smart mailboxes. Then, he turns to outgoing mail, showing you smart ways to address messages, tricks for sending attachments, how to add clickable URLs, and using Mail’s new HTML support.

Version info: This ebook is updated for Mail 2.1.1, which is bundled with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Ebooks about later versions of Mail are available; use the Search field above or look in the catalog to find them.

In addition, you’ll find seven key bits of advice about rules, five ways to improve the Previous Recipients list used for spam filtering and address completion, and six suggestions for Spotlight-enabled smart mailboxes. If you’re having trouble, Joe offers solutions to numerous problems, including what to do if you can’t send or receive mail, step-by-step instructions for fixing damaged mailboxes, and how to make Spotlight see messages it isn’t finding properly.

Read this ebook to learn the answers to questions such as:

  • Can Mail download messages from Hotmail, MSN, Yahoo!, Gmail, and AOL?
  • How can I import messages and addresses from other email programs?
  • Why (and where!) did all of my IMAP mail suddenly disappear?
  • Is there a better or faster way to address my outgoing messages?
  • Is there a way to force Mail to display only plain text and not HTML?
  • Which folders should I copy to back up my email?
  • Are there third-party tools that extend Mail’s capabilities?

"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

Joe Kissell

About Joe Kissell

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.

We have no plans to update this particular book, but we have additional titles that cover later versions of Apple Mail.