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Take Control of Apple Mail in Snow Leopard v1.0 eBook

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Book Title: Take Control of Apple Mail in Snow Leopard v1.0 eBook
Author: Joe Kissell
Company: TidBITS Publishing Inc., Take Control Books
Price: $15
Pros: author tells you what sections you can skip if you are not a geek; eBook fabulously easy to use
Cons: familiarity with the menu bar in Apple Mail is helpful, in the beginning I was doing lots of searching


Product Rating: 5/5 Excellent

by Kathy Matsumoto, Alaskan Apple Users Group Member

Conflict of interest disclosure: TidBITS Publishing, Inc. provided a free copy of Take Control of Apple Mail in Snow Leopard v1.0 to me for the purposes of the review.

I desperately needed this eBook. My old Windows machine had crashed and I had just been given a new iMac. Being totally unfamiliar with Apple Mail, I was unable to set up all my email accounts until I read this book. It really helped me. Having an electronic version made it easy to jump from reading material to working in Apple Mail all at the same time. Apple Mail now works for me – all of my email accounts are displayed in one screen. I’ve also set up all of the folders I need to organize my mail. And, I now understand the difference between POP and IMAP email protocols. Explanations by the author, Joe Kissell, were very helpful and informative. I believe experienced Apple Mail users would find helpful information in this eBook as well as novices.

I found the suggestions on setting preferences to be the most helpful. You can adjust how frequently your email is checked and the Apple Mail icon will show you how many unread message you have if that’s what you want.

I read through the entire eBook several times understanding more each time. The bookmarks and layouts as well as clickable links made this ebook easy to navigate. Sections about encryption and MobileMe don’t apply to me yet but you would probably find something here to help you. Take Control Books also offers alternative formats for use with electronic book readers. I admit, this is the first time I have used an electronic book and I loved it! On the cover of this book, there was a button to check for updates so I was sure I had the latest and greatest version. Wonderfully easy to use! I would recommend this book to any Apple Mail user.

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