A trio of new Take Control ebooks (http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/) provide real-world advice on using Apple Mail on the Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, with a focus on device and account integration, and on managing spam. All are written by email expert Joe Kissell

In “Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch” (US$10), Kissell takes a practical look at using the Mail app on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. He covers various email account options including: Exchange, MobileMe, and Gmail; helps readers develop a real-world mobile email strategy that integrates with multiple devices and other computers; explains the mechanics of sending and receiving mobile email; and provides troubleshooting advice.

In “Take Control of Apple Mail in Snow Leopard” ($15), Kissell walks readers through the nuts and bolts of receiving, composing, and sending email. He covers advanced topics, including: real-world Exchange, MobileMe, and Gmail integration; mastering sophisticated organization and filing techniques; and using digital signatures and encryption. Plus he unravels many Mail mysteries, including the sometimes-present Outbox, the Dock unread count, why smart addresses can be stupid, “unsafe” addresses, the Previous Recipients list, attachment tricks, and more.

In “Take Control of Spam with Apple Mail” ($10), Kissell talks about stopping spam in its tracks. Readers will learn how Apple Mail filters out spam, how to optimize the Junk Mail filter, and how to fix a spam-clogged incoming queue. Kissell also discusses third-party options that can identify even more spam. The ebook comes with a coupon for $5 off on SpamSieve, Kissell’s favorite plug-in for enhancing Mail’s anti-spam capabilities. The title covers Apple Mail in Mac OS X 10.3 all the way through 10.6.