Before you can use iChat to send and receive chat messages, you must set it up by adding the accounts you plan to use: Open iChat AV by clicking on its icon in the Dock or in the Applications folder. A dialog box opens to help you set up your account after you launch iChat […]

Chat (also known as instant messaging) is a form of real-time communication. When you use chat, your message gets delivered to the person on the other end almost instantly, even if the other person is all the way on the other side of the world. The speed with which chat allows communication has made it […]

In order to be really sure who is sending you an email you will have to carefully examine the email headers. This is also a place you can look to catch spam emails. To view all the headers for a message in Mail, select View, Message, Long Headers. The headers will be displayed at the […]

Most email applications allow you to set up email groups that can contain several email addresses (a mailing list). You can select the email group as the To address whenever you need to send an email to all the people whose addresses have been added to the group. To use a mailing list in Mail, […]

A signature is text that appears at the bottom of your emails and is often used to include contact information. Some users also use the signature to personalize their emails by including a favorite quote. To create a new signature in Mail: Choose Mail, Preferences and click Signatures. If you have more than one email […]

A rule is a set of criteria and automatic actions that will be applied to new messages as they arrive in your mailbox. Your email program will first check to see if a new message meets the conditions you have specified, then it will perform an action such as move it to a folder. Rules […]

Phishing is the practice of using spam emails to fool people into revealing private information that can be used for identity theft. The typical phishing scam involves an email that looks like it was sent by a legitimate organization such as a bank, credit card company, or online store such as eBay or Paypal. The […]

The term spam refers to unsolicited emails. Spam is often sent by mass mailing operations that use computers to send millions of messages in a short period of time. Spam has become a popular marketing tactic because it is cheap and easy to send. Also, many spammers set up their accounts overseas in countries where […]

Proper Internet etiquette is often referred to as Netiquette. Students and teachers can avoid embarrassing situations by adhering to some simple guidelines for electronic communication. The following is a list of standards for Netiquette: Always identify yourself and keep your messages brief and to the point. Remember that not everyone accesses email from a computer […]

When you get a new message with an attachment you will see a paper clip icon somewhere near the subject line in the header section of the message. There will also be some information next to the paper clip icon, such as the number of attachments included in that message, and the size of the […]

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