Getting Started With att.net Mail

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Reading an Email Message

Obviously, one of the most common things you do with att.net Mail is to read your messages. Each time you launch att.net Mail or click the Check Mail button, att.net Mail retrieves any new messages on the att.net Mail server and adds them to your Inbox.

 

Here’s How

  1. Open att.net Mail. (Remind me how.)

  2. Click the Inbox tab.

    Click the Inbox tab

    att.net Mail displays the contents of your Inbox.

  3. Click the message you want to read.

    Click the message you want to read.

    att.net Mail displays the content of the selected message in the Reading Pane.

    The content of the message appears in the Reading Pane.

    Tip: To hide the Reading Pane, click the Options link, and then select Show > Reading Pane. When the Reading Pane is hidden, you must double-click a message to view it. Follow the same steps to show the Reading Pane.

    Select Show > Reading Pane from the Options link.

  4. You can also double-click the message to have it appear on a separate message tab.

    The content of the message appears on a message tab.Enlarge

  5. When you finish reading a message on a message tab, click the X button or type Ctrl+\ to close the tab.

    Click the X button to close the message tab.

  6. To leave the message tab open and return to your Inbox, click the Inbox tab.

    Click the Inbox tab to leave the message tab open and return to your Inbox.

    Alternatively, you can click the Next (Next message button) or Previous (Previous message button) message button to view another message in the same tab.

 

What’s Next

You can reply to the message that you just read.


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Words to Know

  • Inbox: a folder where you receive incoming email.