E-mail for Dummies, 2nd Edition

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By John R. Levine, Carol Baroudi, Margaret Levine Young and Arnold Reinhold.
June 1997, US$24.99. C$34.99, £23.99, 384 pages, ISBN 0-7645-0131-3. Includes CD-ROM.

Electronic mail sure has become popular. Everyone seems to have an e-mail address on their business cards, messages fly around offices, and around the world, and the occasional sage predicts the death of the Post Office. We're not too worried about the Post Office, but we can't imagine going back to life before e-mail. It's like life without the telephone.

If you find e-mail a bit mystifying, want to know more ways you can make e-mail work for you, or have a friend whom you'd like to get on-line, we've got just the book for you.

New in the second edition:

  • Fully updated coverage of Netscape Communicator 4.0 and Internet Explorer 3.0.
  • Free e-mail with Juno On-line
  • Instant communications with on-line chat
(More about E-mail for Dummies.)

In this book ...

  • Tips from the experts on effective e-mail usage.
  • Detailed coverage of the most popular e-mail programs: Eudora, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Pine, AOL, CompuServe, and more.
  • Step by step instructions for each program.
  • Power e-mail: automatic mail sorting, mailing lists, mail robots, and surfing the Net via e-mail
  • E-mail security and the controversial PGP encryption program
  • CD-ROM with Windows and Mac software for Eudora, Pegasus, Internet Relay Chat, usenet, and much more.

Table of Contents


Part I: What Is E-Mail All About?
1. Anybody Can E-Mail-- A Gentle Introduction
2. Getting Set up
3. E-Mail Basics
4. The Finer Points Of E-Mail

II Using Your Browser for E-mail
5. Netscape Mail: It's a Breath Mint AND a Floor Wax!
6. E-mail via Internet Explorer

Part III: Using On-Line Services For E-Mail
7. America Online Mail
8. CompuServe Mail

Part IV: Using Real E-Mail Programs
9. La creme de la creme: Eudora Light
10. Fancy Moves with Eudora Light
11. E-mail a la carte - Free e-mail with Juno
12. Pining away without PPP or SLIP: UNIX Mail
13. Other Popular E-mail programs

Part V: Advanced E-Mail Topics 14. How To Find Someone's E-Mail Address
15. Attaching your Refrigerator to your E-mail message and other Advanced Topics 16. Mailing List Fever
17. E-Mail Security
18. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)
19. The Internet by E-mail
20. Chatting - E-mail in the Round

Part VII: What to Do with E-mail 21. Putting E-Mail To Work
22. E-mail in Our Lives

Part VIII: The Part Of Tens
23. The Ten Commandments Of E-Mail
24. Ten Cats and Dogs: Mailing Lists You Can Chew On

Part VIII: Appendices
A. Country Codes By Country
B. E-Mail Glossary
C. What's on the CD that comes with this book

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