8. Advanced E-Mail
This is a hard topic to cover for all programs, so I'll just describe some advanced E-Mail features. For information specific to your E-Mail program's functions, consult its documentation or go to the site of the company that created your E-Mail program.
- Netscape Mail (http://www.netscape.com/)
- [Microsoft] Internet Mail or Microsoft Exchange (http://www.microsoft.com/)
- Quarterdeck Message Center (http://www.quarterdeck.com/)
- America Online (http://www.aol.com)
- For other E-Mail programs, visit the site listed in its help function (if present) or use a Search Engine to locate the company site. Be sure to enter the company name and (if desired) the name of the program.
Advanced E-Mail Features
With the attachments feature (or Attach File), you can send a file(s) and/or web pages along with an E-Mail message. This feature also works for Newsgroups.
The Cc: field in the compose message dialog box allows you to send Carbon Copies of your message to other people. Multiple addresses can be placed here, in addition to the To: field.
A signature is a small text file, composed of anything you want, that is automatically appended to the end of any messages you send. By default, most E-Mail programs do not have a signature that is preset. To use one, locate the Signature dialog and enter the name of a text file containing your signature, or type a signature directly into the large text box, if it is present.
Automatic Mail Checking
A feature of most E-Mail programs is the Automatic Mail Check, which checks for new mail: when you log on, at specified intervals (1, 3, 5, 10, etc. minutes), or never. In Netscape Mail, this feature is very easy to use.
For more information about Advanced E-Mail features, check your E-Mail program's documentation or the web site of the company that created the program.
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