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Chapter 20. Sending and Receiving E-Mail... > The Outbox: Sending an E-Mail Messag... - Pg. 240

Sending and Receiving E-Mail Missives 240 · In the New Message window, start typing the person's name or nickname (a special name you type in when entering a person in your Address Book). If Outlook Express recognizes the name you're typing, it will fill in the rest of the name for you automatically. When the name is correct, press Tab to set it. · In the New Message window, click To or Cc to get the Select Recipients dialog box. Click the contact name and then click To (or Cc or Bcc). (If the person has multiple addresses, Outlook Express assumes you want to use the default address. To use a different address, right-click the person's name, click Action, Send Mail To, and then click the address you want to use.) · The Outlook Express window has a Contacts area that lists everyone in the Address Book. Use this area to double-click the name of the recipient you want to use. One final note. If you set up the recipient to receive only plain text messages, when you send the message, you see a dialog box asking what format you want to use. In this case, you'd click Send Plain Text. Inserting Attachments and Other Hangers-On Most of your messages will be text-only creations (perhaps with a bit of formatting tossed in to keep things interesting). However, it's also possible to send entire files along for the ride. Such files are called, naturally enough, attachments . They're very common in the business world, and it's useful to know how they work. Here it goes: 1. 2. In the New Message window, either click the Attach toolbar button or select Insert, File Attach- ment. The Insert Attachment dialog box rears its head. Find the file you want to attach and then highlight it.