TidBITS Take Control of Mail eBook

Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
Company: TidBITS Publishing Inc.
Price: $10.00 USD

Reading email is something everyone does with their iPad. The Mail app is arguably one of the most used apps on any iOS device. Most of the time, reading mail is a painless exercise. There are times when it can be downright aggravating too. TidBITS Publishing’s Take Control Series of eBooks has the answer to just about any question you may have about iOS Mail in Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, by Joe Kissell.

At only $10.00 USD, Take Control of Mail is an affordably-priced PDF-format eBook. At 108 pages in length, it’s an easy read as well. Don’t be fooled by its low price and modest page count, because the book is jam-packed with information about every feature in iOS Mail. I constantly use it as a reference to answer any questions I have about setting up mail accounts and troubleshooting issues. It’s the best authority on iOS Mail I’ve run across to date.

Aside from covering the basics on accessing and reading your email, Take Control of Mail also gives thorough explanations of all aspects of setting up new email accounts in Mail. Instructions on setting up iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, and Hotmail accounts are clearly written. Confused about IMAP, Exchange ActiveSync, or POP? You won’t be after reading about it the email protocols section.

Take Control of Mail also give tips on setting up your mailboxes more efficiently, handling attachments effectively, finding messages, and methods of notification of new messages.

Integrating Mail with other apps can be a pain at times, but Take Control of Mail also helps answer questions about setting up Mail to work with Calendar and Contacts with fewer hassles. I also found the answer to a question I’ve wondered about but never took the time to find an answer — should I push or fetch my messages?

I’ve never been disappointed with any of TidBITS Take Control series of eBooks. They’re well-written, authoritative reference pieces for anyone wanting to get the most out of their Mac or iOS device. I can’t recommend Take Control of Mail enough.


MyMac.com Review Rating: 9 out of 10

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About Mike Breed

Writing for MyMac.com since August of 2009, Mike Breed is an Earth Science and Biology teacher at Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, New York. He is currently acting as the Science Department Chairman in his school district as well. Mike has received numerous grants to incorporate Apple products into the laboratories and activities of his students, with the hopes of adding a new element of learning to the teaching of science in a demanding learning environment.

A lifelong resident of Cortland, New York, Mike enjoys spending time with his family when not busy with his duties at school. An avid fan of the Macintosh platform, Mike also spends a great deal of time reading and working from his iPad and iPhone, where he is reading his way through the entire chronology of Star Wars novels. Mike is also passionate about fishing and enjoys spending time each weekend fishing with his father on the waters of central New York State’s Finger Lakes.

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