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Using Apple’s MacMail Program-Basics

January 5, 2024

Setting Up Mac Mail:

  • Open Mail App:
    • Click on the Mail icon in your Dock or find it in the Applications folder.
  • Add Email Account:
    • Open Mail and go to “Mail” in the top menu, then select “Add Account.”
    • Choose your email provider (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud) and follow the on-screen instructions to add your email account.

Sending an Email:

  • Compose New Email:
    • Click on the “Compose” button (pencil icon) to start a new email.
  • Enter Recipient:
    • In the “To” field, type the email address of the person you want to send the email to.
  • Subject and Message:
    • Add a subject in the “Subject” field.
    • Type your message in the main body of the email.
  • Attach Files (Optional):
    • To attach a file, click on the paperclip icon and select the file you want to attach.
  • Send Email:
    • Click the “Send” button (looks like a paper airplane) to send your email.

Receiving and Reading Emails:

  • Check Inbox:
    • To check for new emails, click on the “Inbox” in the left sidebar.
  • Read Email:
    • Click on the email you want to read in the main window.

Managing Emails:

  • Delete Email:
    • To delete an email, select it and press the “Delete” key on your keyboard.
  • Reply or Forward:
    • To reply or forward an email, use the corresponding buttons at the top of the email window.


  • Adjust Preferences:
    • Go to “Mail” in the top menu and select “Preferences” to customize settings like font size and layout.


  • Help Menu:
    • If you encounter issues, go to the “Help” menu for assistance or check online resources.

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