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19.1. Setting Up Mail

What you see the first time you open Mail (by clicking its icon on the Dock, for example, or from your Applications folder) may vary. If you've signed up for a Mac.com account (and typed its name into the Internet panel of System Preferences), you're all ready to go. You've just saved yourself several minutes of typing and fiddling.

If you're using a regular Internet service provider (ISP) account instead, you'll confront the dialog box shown in Figure 19-1, where you're supposed to input the various settings to specify your email account. (Some of this information may require the help of your ISP's phone representative.) Here's the rundown:


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