. Checking Your Mail You get new mail and send mail you've already written using the Get Mail command. You can trigger it in any of several ways | . Checking Your Mail You get new mail and send mail you ve already written using the Get Mail command. You can trigger it in any of several ways Click Get Mail on the toolbar. Choose Mailbox Get All New Mail or press Shift- -N . Note If you have multiple email accounts you can also use the Mailbox Get New Mail submenu to pick just one account to check for new mail. Control-click or right-click Mail s Dock icon and choose Get New Mail from the shortcut menu. You can use this method from within any program as long as Mail is already open. Wait. Mail comes set to check your email automatically every few minutes. To adjust its timing or turn this feature off choose Mail Preferences click General and then choose a time interval from the Check for new mail pop-up menu. Now Mail contacts the mail servers listed in the Accounts pane of Mail s preferences retrieving new messages and downloading any files attached to those messages. It also sends any outgoing messages that couldn t be sent when you wrote them. Tip The far-left column of the Mail window has a tiny Mail Activity monitor tucked away click the square icon at the bottom of the Mail window to reveal Mail Activity. If you don t want to give up window real estate or you prefer to monitor your mail in a separate window you can do that too. The Activity Viewer window gives you a Stop button progress bars and other useful information. Summon it by choosing Window Activity Viewer or by pressing if you re having trouble connecting to some or all of your email accounts choose Window Connection Doctor. There you can see detailed information about which of your accounts aren t responding. If your computer s Internet connection is at fault you can click Assist Me to try to get back online. . The Mailboxes List If you ve used earlier versions of Mail the first thing that you ll notice in Leopard is that the Mailbox panel isn t just for mailboxes anymore. Categories like Reminders and RSS Feeds can appear .