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Two new Take Control ebooks about Apple Mail

Two Take Control books provide user-friendly documentation for Apple
Mail in Leopard

Ithaca, NY USA (May 15, 2008) — Mail 3, the free email client that
Apple ships with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, is full-featured and popular.
However, once users need to go beyond the basics, many fail to use it
effectively due to minimal documentation and interface confusion.
Help is now at hand in the form of a pair of electronic books from
email expert Joe Kissell: the brand new “Take Control of Apple Mail
in Leopard,” and the newly updated “Take Control of Spam in Apple
Mail.” Both titles sell for $10 separately, or they may be purchased
together for $15 at

“Take Control of Apple Mail in Leopard” looks carefully at how to set
up different kinds of email accounts and where email from various
accounts is stored, plus what to do if Mail can’t successfully send
or receive mail. After covering account setup, the ebook thoroughly
covers the ins and outs of addressing, composing, and sending email.
And, it helps readers get organized so they can read their most
important messages first, plus find old messages easily. Plus, it
examines making Time Machine backups of email, Address Book
integration, Notes and To-Do items, archiving messages, rules, basic
spam management, and more.

Questions answered in the book include:

* What are the most important changes in Leopard Mail?
* How can I read my email on more than one computer?
* How do I use Mail as an RSS reader?
* I attached a note to an email message, but where did it go?
* Are there third-party tools that extend Mail’s capabilities?

“Take Control of Spam with Apple Mail” covers everything an Apple
Mail user might need to know about zapping spam. After providing
readers with basic background on types of spam and how spammers
perform their annoying tricks, the ebook gives readers advice and
specific steps for maximizing how Apple Mail filters out spam. And,
if a reader follows all those steps and still has too much spam, the
ebook takes it to the next level with a detailed look at third-party
software designed to help Mail users eliminate spam. The ebook also
includes a coupon for $5 off SpamSieve, the author’s top pick for a
third-party spam fighting utility.

Questions answered in the book include:

* How can I optimize Mail’s junk mail filter?
* What’s a Bayesian filter?
* How should I handle fraudulent or malicious messages?
* How can I fine-tune my Previous Recipients list to help zap spam?
* What third-party utilities work best to help Mail better filter out my spam?

Take Control editor in chief Tonya Engst said, “Whether you’re just
getting started with Mail or you want to tune your Mail know-how so
you can take it to the next level, these ebooks have a lot to offer.
I just switched from Eudora to Mail, and I found Joe’s advice to be
extremely valuable.”

Book Details
“Take Control of Apple Mail in Leopard,” version 1.0, by Joe Kissell
PDF format, 95 pages, free sample available
Publication date: May 13, 2008
Price: $10 (PDF)
ISBN: 978-1-933671-38-3

“Take Control of Spam with Apple Mail,” version 1.4, by Joe Kissell
PDF format, 71 pages, free sample available
Publication date: May 13, 2008
Price: $10 (PDF)
ISBN: 978-1-933671-03-1

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