Getting ready for 1.4.0 RC1
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2 <title>
3 Introduction to SquirrelMail
4 </title>
5 <summary>
6 SquirrelMail provides a way of checking your E-Mail over the World Wide
7 Web.
8 </summary>
9 <description>
10 <p>
11 So what exactly is <A HREF="">SquirrelMail</A>?
12 It's a web interface to email that's written in <A HREF="">PHP4</A>.
13 It was designed to allow email access through your server from
14 anywhere in the world via the Web. More information about exactly
15 how it does this and the IMAP protocol can be found <A HREF="">here</A>.
16 </p>
17 </description>
21 <title>
22 The Basics
23 </title>
24 <description>
25 <p>
26 If you just have a quick question, you might want to look at the FAQ.
27 </p>
28 <p>
29 SquirrelMail is laid out in two main sections called frames. The
30 left frame lists the currently subscribed folders. More information
31 about the left frame may be found under the "Folders" section of this
32 help documentation.
33 </p>
34 <p>
35 On the right is where most of the action will take place. At the
36 top of the page is a menu bar. Sign out will safely log you out of
37 the program when you are finished. The Current Folder displays which
38 of the folders listed in the left frame you are currently in.
39 Right after you log in, by default your INBOX will be shown.
40 </p>
41 <p>
42 Under the top bar is a row of menu choices:
43 <ul>
44 <li><b>Compose</b> - Make and send an email which may include attachments.
45 <li><b>Addresses</b> - Holds a list of addresses that are contained in your personal address book.
46 <li><b>Folders</b> - All folder manipulation takes place under this. You can delete, create, rename, subscribe, and unsubscribe folders.
47 <li><b>Options</b> - Change settings of how SquirrelMail responds and looks.
48 <li><b>Search</b> - With this tool, you can search through a mailbox for given criteria.
49 <li><b>Help</b> - You are already here!
50 </ul>
51 </p>
52 </description>