To page up or down through the list of messages in Mail on a MacBook Pro, hold down the fn and control keys and hit the up or down arrow depending which way you want to go in the list. Note: this does not select them, but at least allows you to scroll through them quickly.

This has been one of the most frustrating problems I have had using the MacBook Pro. I get a lot of mail that just need to scan and delete. It would be nice if I knew how to select them too. In thunderbird, you just use the fn key and the arrows to page down/up. If you use fn and shift, this will also select them. I guess I will have to use thunderbird, if I cannot find a solution.

I have many mail accounts, and I like the way Mail put the Inbox for all of them up top. It makes it easy to get to the unread messages. I would like to try to use Mail, but I need to be able to select too.