Hello, everyone, and welcome to the class. today we are talking all about apple mail tips, tricks, and advice. This is one of those classes where you might think its really, really simple, but we have a ton of different things that were going to be going over today. We are live right now. We have five hundred people tuning in from literally all over the globe. For any of you out there who are watching this class after the fact, if youd ever.
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Were talking about apple mail. what i did is before i started this class, i threw out a few poll questions at our live audience to gauge their knowledge and figure out what things we might need to spend more time on than others. First thing I want to do is talk about one of the things that seems to confuse the most people, which is basically there are two different types of email technology out there. One of them is referred to as POP. The other is referred to as IMAP. The difference is IMAP syncs.
For those of you out there who have problems where your emails do not sync, lets say you have a Mac, an iPhone, and an iPad and you go through and you delete a hundred messages on your computer. Then you go to your iPad, and theyre all still there. That is a sign that you are using a POP email account. One of my little pieces of advice that I give all of my clients who I work with privately is that its really ridiculous in 2015 to be with a POP email service. You really need.
To be with imap, especially those of you who use email in business. after all, not only can you not see what messages youve deleted, you cant see what youve responded to. If youre anything like me with my ADDsoaked brain, I cant remember. Did I already respond to that person or not? Then Im sending five responses. Its a good idea to consider switching to an IMAP account. Ill give you a few examples. iCloud is one of them. Gmail is another very popular one. There are other services.
Out there that used to be pop that now support imap, but i tend to steer some of my clients away from. Basically the two universal ones that I tend to say work for most people are either iCloud or Gmail. The difference, as far as which one I recommend over the other, is if you already have an Apple ID, it might be easier to use Gmail, because it can get kind of confusing otherwise. For most people, its going to end up being Gmail, but iCloud is another.
Good alternative. I have just basically a million bullet points here on my screen. Im just going to shoot through them and show you all these great little tips and tricks. Here we go. Now please keep in mind that all the email addresses youre about to see are all fake, so dont bother trying to send an email to any of them. First thing is I want to give you two great tricks to take the people who have sent you.
Emails and add them into your saved contacts. that way, you can respond to them, or you can write to them very easily, not just from your computer, but if youre using iCloud, which hopefully you are, then you can do it very quickly from those devices as well. Im going to use myself here as an example, okay? This is just a link I had to send to myself for people who wanted to give a contribution to what we do. If you get an email from someone. Forgive the fact that it has my middle initial here.