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Chapter 20. Email > Creating and Sending Mail

Creating and Sending Mail

One of the most basic functions of email is that of creating and sending messages.

To send email:

Do one of the following:

  • From the Mail section of Entourage, click the New toolbar icon or press .

  • From any other section of Entourage, choose File > New > Mail Message, click the arrow beside the New toolbar icon and choose Mail Message from the drop-down menu (Figure 20.5), or press .

    Figure 20.5. Choose Mail Message from the New icon's drop-down menu.

A new message form appears with the address window on top (Figure 20.6).

Figure 20.6. Type the recipient's address or select it from the Address Book pane.

In the To box, specify the email address to which you want to send the message by doing one of the following:

  • Type or paste a complete email address.

  • Click the Address Book icon to display the contact records you've created. Double-click or drag a contact record into the To box.

  • If you've recently received email from or the individual is in your Address Book, start typing the person's name. As you type, Entourage lists matching names and email addresses from which you can choose.

Optional: To enter more To addresses, click beneath the last address and repeat Step 2.

Optional: You can also include recipients in the Cc (carbon copy) or Bcc (blind carbon copy) boxes. Click in the appropriate box and follow Steps 2–3.

When you finish entering addresses, click outside the address box, press , or press .

The message window appears, and the insertion point is in the Subject field.

Enter a subject to identify the message.

Press again and the pointer appears in the message box, ready for you to begin typing (Figure 20.7).

Figure 20.7. Enter the text of your message.

When you've finished typing the message, click one of these icons at the top of the message window (Figure 20.8):

  • Send Now. Click this icon if you're connected to your ISP and want to send the message immediately.

  • Send Later. This option puts the message in your Outbox where it waits for the next Send/Receive.

  • Save as Draft. Click this icon if you want to edit the message before sending it. The message will be stored in the Drafts folder until you open, edit, and send it.

Figure 20.8. When the message is ready to send, click one of these toolbar icons.



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