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Tip: Use the Return key to create blank lines in the original message. Using this method, you can splice your own comments into the paragraphs of the original message, replying point by point.

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## Nội dung Text: 19.5. Reading Email p2

10. Here's how to set up a message rule: 1. Choose Mail Preferences. Click the Rules icon. The Rules pane appears, as shown at top in Figure 19-19. 2. Click Add Rule. Now the dialog box shown at bottom in Figure 19-19 appears. 3. Use the criteria options (at the top) to specify how Mail should select messages to process. For example, if you'd like the program to watch out for messages from a particular person, you would set up the first two pop-up menus to say "From" and "Contains," respectively. To flag messages containing loan,,XXXX,!!!!, and so on, set the pop-up menus to say "Subject" and "Contains." You can set up multiple criteria here, so you flag messages whose subjects contain any one of those common spam triggers. (If you change the "any" pop-up menu to say "all," then all of the criteria must be true for the rule to kick in.) 4. Specify which words or people you want the message rule to watch for. In the text box to the right of the two pop-up menus, type the word, address, name, or phrase you want Mail to watch for—a person's name, or , in the previous examples. Figure 19-19. Top: Mail rules can screen out junk mail, serve as an email answering machine, or call important messages to your attention. All mail message rules you've created appear in this list. (The color shading for each rule is a reflection of the colorizing options you set up, if any.) Bottom: Double-click a rule to open the Edit Rule dialog box, where you can specify what should set off the rule and what it should do in response. 5. In the lower half of the box, specify what you want to happen to messages that match the criteria.
11. If, in Steps 1 and 2, you've told your rule to watch for junk mail containing  in the Subject line, here's where you can tell Mail to delete it or move it into, say, a Junk folder. With a little imagination, you'll see how the options in this pop-up menu can do absolutely amazing things with your incoming email. Mail can colorize, delete, move, redirect, or forward messages—or even play a sound when you get a certain message. By setting up the controls as shown in Figure 19-19, for example, you'll have specified that whenever your mother (mom@mcmail.com) sends something to your Gmail account, you'll hear a specific alert noise as the email is redirected to a different email account, chickadee745@hotmail.com. 6. In the very top box, name your mail rule. Click OK. Now you're back to the Rules pane (Figure 19-19, top). Here you can choose a sequence for the rules you've created by dragging them up and down. Here, too, you can turn off the ones you won't be needing at the moment, but may use again one day. Tip: Mail applies rules as they appear, from top to bottom, in the list. If a rule doesn't seem to be working properly, it may be that an earlier rule is intercepting and processing some messages before the "broken" rule even sees them. To fix this, try dragging the rule (or the interfering rule) up or down in the list. GEM IN THE ROUGH The Email Answering Machine If you're going on vacation, you can turn Mail into an email answering machine that sends a canned "I'm away until the 15th" message to everyone who writes you. To do so, set the first set of pop-up menus in the Rules dialog box so that they say Account and the name of your account. In the bottom half of the dialog box, select Reply to Message from the pop-up menu. Click "Reply message text," and then type your boilerplate reply in the resulting box. Keep in mind, though, that mail rules only work when Mail is open and