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Sending E-Mail from Your BlackBerry

Send an e-mail from your BlackBerry to everyone who needs to know that you now have a BlackBerry. Here's how to share your notable news:

1. Open the Messages application.

On the Home screen, press the menu key, and select Messages.

2. In the message list, press the menu key and select Compose Email.

You're prompted with a blank e-mail that you just need to fill out as you would do on your PC.

3. In the To field, type the recipient's name or e-mail address.

As you type, you see a list of contacts from your Address Book matching the name or address that you're typing. You can make a selection from this list.

4. Type your message subject and body.

5. When you finish, press the menu key and select Send.

Your message has wings.

Forwarding e-mail

When you need to share an important e-mail with a colleague or a friend, you can forward that e-mail. Simply do the following:

1. Open the e-mail message that you want to forward.

2. Press the menu key and select Forward.

3. Type the recipient's name or e-mail address in the appropriate space, and then add a message if needed.

When you start typing your recipient's name, a drop-down list of your contacts appears and you can choose from it.

4. Press the menu key and select Send.

Your message is on its way to your recipient.

Sending e-mail to more than one person

When you need to send an e-mail to more than one person, just keep adding recipient names as needed. You can also add recipient names to receive a CC (carbon copy) or BCC (blind carbon copy). Whether You're composing a new e-mail, replying, or forwarding an e-mail, the way you add new Cc and Bcc fields is the same.

Here's how to send an e-mail to more than one person:

1. Open the Messages application.

On the Home screen, press the menu key, and select Messages.

2. Press the menu key and select Compose Email.

3. Specify the To field for the e-mail recipient and then press the return key.

By pressing the return key, another To field is added automatically below the first. The Cc field works the same way.

4. To add a Bcc recipient, press the menu key and select Add Bcc:

You see a Bcc: field. Specify a Bcc recipient the same way you do To and Cc recipients.

5. Write your e-mail, add your subject heading, and send it.

Saving a draft e-mail

Sometimes the most skillful wordsmiths find themselves lost for the right words to express the message they want. Don't fret, fellow wordsmith — you can save that e-mail composition as a draft until your words come back to you. You only need to press the menu key and select Save Draft.

This saves your e-mail as a draft. When you're ready to send your message, choose the draft from the message list. Messages that are in draft form have a tiny document icon; finished messages have an envelope icon.

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