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How to Compose & Send Email on Mac Mail

Whether you are a newbie to Mac Mail or the glamorous world of email is totally new territory, let me instantly put your mind at rest by assuring you that composing and sending an email with Mac Mail is a breeze!

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Follow these few simple steps and you could be sending messages in seconds…

1.) Obviously the first step is to open Mac Mail. Do this by double clicking on the relevant icon in your dock or by opening the programs via your applications folder.

2.) To start writing, or in technical terms ‘composing’ a new email, begin by select the the ‘New Message’ button in the toolbar.

3.) A new window displaying various empty field will pop up – this is where you are going to type in the address of recipient and subject and importantly – your message.

4.) To add the recipients email address go ahead and type it into the field marked ‘To’. Take care to type it in correctly, one error and it will not send and deliver.

Conveniently if the recipients email address is already written and saved in your Address book, Mac mail will automatically fill it in as you begin to type, speeding up the process.

If like me you have a poor memory and can not even remember the first few letter of your friend email, you can browse for it by clicking the ‘Address’ button on the Mail toolbar. The address book app with then display all of your save contacts, enabling you to click on and set the desired recipient. You can even select multiple addresses if you wish to send a message in bulk.

5.) Now once you have successfully filed out the address, the next step is to add a subject. This my be something as informal as “Hi” or if it is work related write something like “Miar Perkins CV.” Type this information into the empty field titled “Subject”.

6.) Just incase you are wondering you do not have to fill out the sections marked “Cc” and “Bcc”. As long as you have the address, subject and body of the message filled out your are on your way.

7.) Now it is the fun part – writing your message! Just click your cursor on the empty space and start tapping away to your hearts content.

8.) So you’ve just completed the text, made sure there is no embarrassing mistakes, now all that is left to do is send it. To do this simply press on the ‘Send’ button that looks like a paper airplane.

That’s it, SENT!

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Chef Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)