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Chapter 10. Exchanging Messages Using Mail > Receiving and Reading E-Mail

Receiving and Reading E-Mail

You can receive e-mail anytime day or night—even when your computer is turned off. You can retrieve your e-mail manually or set Mail to do so automatically by setting options in Mail preferences. When you start Mail, the application checks for new e-mail. It continues to check periodically while the application is open. New messages appear in the Inbox along with any messages you haven't stored elsewhere or deleted. A blue dot appears next to unread messages in the Mail Viewer window. The Message list displays the subject line of a message and other information, such as date received, senders name, attachments, and priority flags, which you can customize to display the information you need.

Check for New E-Mail

Click the Mail menu, and then click Preferences.

Click General.

Click the Check For New Mail pop-up, and then select a duration.

Click the New Mail Sound pop-up, and then select a sound.

Click Accounts.

Select an account, and then click the Advanced tab.

Select the Include When Automatically Checking For New Mail check box.

Click the Close button.

To check for mail manually, click the Get Mail button on the Mail toolbar, or click the Mailbox menu, point to Get New Mail, and then click In All Accounts or an account name.


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