Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Essential Training
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Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Essential Training

with Christopher Breen

Video: Sending and receiving email

Now it's time to send and receive some e-mail. In order to do that let's create a new message. I do that by clicking the New Message button at the top of the window. In the To field I'm going to enter my Gmail address and watch what happens as I start typing. Automatically Mail looks to my Address Book entries to see if something matches. If I were sending for example mail to Christian Fletcher, I could choose that address, and that e-mail address is automatically entered. I don't want to do that, so I'll select it and I'll hit the Delete key.
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  1. 1m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 32s
  2. 12m 53s
    1. Installing Leopard
      12m 53s
  3. 31m 23s
    1. Getting familiar with the Apple mouse and keyboard
      4m 38s
    2. Understanding the Mac desktop
      9m 37s
    3. Exploring the Apple menu
      6m 26s
    4. A tour of the Mac OS interface
      6m 25s
    5. Enabling Time Machine and running software updates
      4m 17s
  4. 33m 4s
    1. Getting familiar with the Finder
      6m 26s
    2. Windows and their elements
      6m 54s
    3. Customizing the Finder
      6m 36s
    4. Gathering file information
      4m 8s
    5. Working with contextual menus
      2m 33s
    6. Understanding the Open and Save dialogs
      2m 59s
    7. Using Help
      3m 28s
  5. 11m 39s
    1. Searching with Spotlight
      3m 36s
    2. Working with the Spotlight Search window
      2m 33s
    3. Using Spotlight with System Preferences
      3m 13s
    4. Creating Smart Folders
      2m 17s
  6. 11m 59s
    1. Moving and copying files
      3m 11s
    2. Spring-loaded folders and the Dock
      3m 7s
    3. Spaces
      5m 41s
  7. 12m 49s
    1. Introduction to the Dock
      2m 0s
    2. Creating Stacks
      3m 28s
    3. Configuring the Dock
      2m 18s
    4. Working with Trash and Eject
      5m 3s
  8. 42m 37s
    1. Configuring Personal System Preferences
      11m 39s
    2. Configuring Hardware System Preferences
      7m 13s
    3. Configuring Internet System Preferences
      6m 39s
    4. Configuring System System Preferences
      17m 6s
  9. 3m 50s
    1. Understanding printing options
      3m 50s
  10. 28m 3s
    1. Introduction to iLife '08
      2m 5s
    2. iPhoto
      4m 24s
    3. GarageBand
      5m 36s
    4. iWeb
      4m 10s
    5. iMovie
      7m 44s
    6. iDVD
      4m 4s
  11. 11m 6s
    1. Using TextEdit
      7m 25s
    2. Using the Dictionary
      3m 41s
  12. 16m 38s
    1. Working with images in Preview
      10m 7s
    2. Working with PDF files
      6m 31s
  13. 33m 21s
    1. Introduction to Safari
      5m 53s
    2. Working with the Address bar
      5m 21s
    3. Working with Bookmarks
      5m 7s
    4. Adding and reading RSS feeds
      3m 31s
    5. Saving web pages with Safari
      3m 10s
    6. Viewing PDFs
      3m 21s
    7. Configuring Safari Preferences
      4m 14s
    8. Creating Web Clips
      2m 44s
  14. 7m 56s
    1. Working with Dashboard widgets
      7m 56s
  15. 16m 12s
    1. Introduction to the Address Book
      7m 23s
    2. Address Book tips and tricks
      5m 30s
    3. Creating Smart Groups in the Address Book
      3m 19s
  16. 15m 8s
    1. Introduction to iCal
      7m 35s
    2. Working with multiple calendars
      2m 0s
    3. Sharing your calendars
      5m 33s
  17. 35m 27s
    1. Introduction to Mail
      2m 29s
    2. Creating an email account
      3m 18s
    3. Sending and receiving email
      5m 28s
    4. Personalizing Mail settings
      5m 14s
    5. Sorting email with Rules
      4m 17s
    6. Sorting email with Smart Mailboxes
      3m 3s
    7. Junk email
      5m 53s
    8. Working with To Dos, Notes, and RSS
      5m 45s
  18. 19m 35s
    1. Setting up an AIM account in iChat
      4m 55s
    2. Text, audio, and video chatting
      7m 40s
    3. Sharing files with iChat Theater
      7m 0s
  19. 39m 46s
    1. Introduction to iTunes
      7m 22s
    2. Playing and ripping an audio CD
      4m 34s
    3. Creating Playlists and Smart Playlists
      6m 44s
    4. Tagging files
      6m 46s
    5. Using the iTunes Music Store
      10m 22s
    6. Working with video in iTunes
      3m 58s
  20. 31m 16s
    1. Using Photo Booth
      6m 38s
    2. Using Front Row
      6m 26s
    3. Introduction to DVD Player
      5m 4s
    4. Using QuickTime Player
      5m 47s
    5. Using QuickTime Pro
      7m 21s
  21. 12m 43s
    1. Using Time Machine
      6m 24s
    2. Introduction to Disk Utility
      6m 19s
  22. 24s
    1. Goodbye
      24s

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Watch the Online Video Course Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Essential Training
7h 9m Beginner Nov 27, 2007

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With the release of the Leopard operating system for Macs, Apple has added or updated more than 300 features. In Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Essential Training, Macworld senior editor Christopher Breen explores each of Leopard's vital features. He walks viewers through the installation, then goes over how to use the interface and navigational elements, work with the Dock's stacking feature, and take advantage of the iLife applications, Safari, and Mail. These tutorials are designed for people who are new to the Mac or who are upgrading to the Leopard operating system.

Topics include:
  • Installing and getting familiar with Leopard
  • Using the Finder and getting file information
  • Searching with Spotlight and creating Smart Folders
  • Organizing files
  • Configuring the Dock
  • Choosing System Preferences
  • Exploring iLife applications
  • Working with Safari
  • Customizing widgets
  • Personalizing Mail settings
  • Playing and ripping an audio CD in iTunes
  • Using Disk Utility to keep the Mac healthy
Subject:
Business
Software:
Mac OS X
Author:
Christopher Breen

Sending and receiving email

Now it's time to send and receive some e-mail. In order to do that let's create a new message. I do that by clicking the New Message button at the top of the window. In the To field I'm going to enter my Gmail address and watch what happens as I start typing. Automatically Mail looks to my Address Book entries to see if something matches. If I were sending for example mail to Christian Fletcher, I could choose that address, and that e-mail address is automatically entered. I don't want to do that, so I'll select it and I'll hit the Delete key.

Once again, I start typing my name. Again, it's looking into Address Book to find matches. It hasn't found a match, so I'll continue typing the e-mail address. Okay, that's filled in. The next thing I want to do is to enter a Subject. You don't have to do this, but it is so polite to do this and also some spam filters will filter out your mail if it doesn't have a subject heading. In this case it's going to be a test message, and that's what we'll call it. Now in the body of the message I'm going to type my message.

Look. The spell catcher works here too. So I can Control-click, spell, Control-click on this word, catcher. So as I type I can invoke the spell catcher and make sure that my mail is cleaned up. Now from this From pop-up, I can choose which account I'd like to send it from. I'm going to send it from my .Mac account and then there are no more options. To send the message I simply press Send. Now if I wanted to I can add other elements to my message.

Let's look at the Photo Browser. Oh I love this blue pelicans picture. Let me just drag that into my message. I'll close the Photo Browser. Move it over so I can see the Close button. and here's my message and the image is part of that message. Now I'm going to send it. I click Send. Down here in Mail activity, it tells me what's happening. There goes the message. It's on its way, and that little swooshing sound let's you know that the mail has actually been sent. Alright so I've sent that to myself. I should be able to receive that message any time now.

Let me try clicking the Get Mail button and see if it's ready to be delivered. Oh something's coming in, Mail Activity. And what do I see? Okay my Gmail account indicates to me there is one unread message. To read that message, all I have to do is highlight it and the contents of the message appear below. You'll notice that there is now a Quick Look button here. I click that and I can see what that image looks like.

I can close it again and I can view the contents of my mail message, simply by reading through it. And in the case of an attachment I can look at it. If I wanted to, I can click on this image, and I can drag it to my Desktop to save the image. I don't care to do that right now, so I'll drag it into the Trash. And I will empty the Trash. But this is a very nice way to deal with images that are in line and if you want to get them out of your message, you can simply drag them to the Desktop or anywhere you like. I could put this onto my Macintosh HD for example, simply by dragging it over there. And that is sending and receiving mail.

Alright now I'd like to reply to my message. In order to do so I simply click the Reply button. And what happens when I click the Reply button is a new message shows up, but it is addresses to the person that sent me the message I'm replying to, and in the Subject line, it has Re: or in regard to, Test message. So it is the reply. Here in blue type is the original text of the message. This called a quotation and above it is the time and date that I replied to the message. Now all I have to do is type my response.

And I'll sign it with my name. And now I can send it simply by clicking the Send button, and that sound tells us that our message is on the way. I have my message up here. I don't care to have that anymore. I've looked at it. I love that image, but it's time for it to go. How do I get rid of it? I simply press the Delete button, and it's gone.

And so much for sending and retrieving e-mail. In our next lesson we'll talk about personalizing your e-mail.

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