With SAMS you will be able to email directly from the record. In fact, the email is sent direct from SAMS and stores the email sent in Outlook (or whatever email - MAPI compliant - program you are using).
Prior to being able to email from SAMS, you must complete required information on each user record.
Access email through the sub-menu by either:
right-click and select email OR
hitting F3 - then select E.
You will notice that you can copy the email to other individuals, as well as attach files.
The "update activity field" box in the bottom left corner tells the system to automatically add a notation to the activity field regarding this email. Included is today's date, "Sent Email" and the subject.