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384c5b78 1<chapter>
2 <title>
3 Addresses
4 </title>
5 <summary>
6 Address books can save a lot of time and typing. You can put the
7 addresses of people you write most often in them, and reuse them
8 over and over.
9 </summary>
10 <description>
11 <p>
12 Address books are a great time saving feature. Frequently used
13 addresses may be stored here. LDAP servers (Often used in companies
14 and universities to make organization-wide addresses easily available)
15 are supported as well.
16 </p>
17 <p>
18 If your Browser supports Javascript then you might want to enable the
19 JavaScript based address book under the Options menu item. It is a really
20 nifty little pop-up thing. Pure HTML address lists are supported so
21 even browsers without Javascript support can use SquirrelMail without
22 any loss of function.
23 </p>
24 </description>
25</chapter>
26
27<section>
28 <title>
29 Nick Name
30 </title>
31 <description>
32 <p>
33 Put a familiar name here. Something to help jog your memory.
34 Anything that will give you an accurate idea to whom this email
35 address belongs.
36 </p>
37 </description>
38</section>
39
40<section>
41 <title>
42 Email Address
43 </title>
44 <description>
45 <p>
c6a60b3f 46 This must be the person's fully qualified email address. Guessing here
384c5b78 47 just won't cut it. There are three parts to an email address. First is
6205dc7d 48 the recipients identifier, such as "johnq". Next is the domain name
384c5b78 49 section, which could take the form "tayloru". Last comes the top level
50 domain, which could be one of a ton of things like au, cc, us, com, org,
51 net or might look like edu. So if we put all those together it must be
52 in the form of johnq@tayloru.edu. If this is not correct you are likely
53 to get your mail back in the form of a bounced message.
54 </p>
55 </description>
56</section>
57
58<section>
59 <title>
60 Info
61 </title>
62 <description>
63 <p>
64 This is another field where you can put something to remind you about
65 who this person is. This is made to be longer than the "Nick Name".
66 For instance, if you meet a business contact, you could put "Met at
67 the Tomatoe Symposium".
68 </p>
69 </description>
70</section>
71
72<section>
73 <title>
74 Edit or Delete
75 </title>
76 <description>
77 <p>
78 These two buttons allow you to select a single address and then change
79 any of the above fields, or delete the entry entirely. You are only
80 allowed to select one entry at a time for the edit button.
81 </p>
82 </description>
83</section>
84
85<section>
86 <title>
87 Add to Personal address book
88 </title>
89 <description>
90 <p>
91 Fill in the fields as they are listed. The first three (Nickname,
92 E-mail address, and First name) must be filled in. Both Last name and
93 Additional info are optional.
94 </p>
95 </description>
96</section>
97
98<section>
99 <title>
100 LDAP
101 </title>
102 <description>
103 <p>
104 LDAP is a protocol for central unified storage and remote access of
105 information. For example; a university might use LDAP as the single
106 place where all students, staff, and faculty email addresses are
107 stored and made available. If configured to use the universities
108 LDAP server, SquirrelMail would then be able to list all campus email
109 address (along with the other address book fields if available).
110 SquirrelMail's LDAP use is truly powerful in that it <I>combines</I>
111 your local address book and the LDAP address server information to
112 present all of the information as if it was a single address book.
113 </p><p>
114 The LDAP setting may be configured to use any LDAP server, or disabled
115 as a feature altogether. You will need to talk to you system
116 administrator about this feature if you have specific questions.
117 </p><p>
118 LDAP settings affect the entire SquirrelMail system; as a result they
119 must be set up or altered by someone with administrative authority.
120 </p>
121 </description>
122</section>