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384c5b78 1<chapter>
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>
8b5c49cd 11 So what exactly is <a href="about.php">SquirrelMail</a>?
12 It's a web interface to email: it was designed to allow email access through
13 your server from anywhere in the world via the Web. For more information about
14 who made SquirrelMail see <a href="about.php">the <em>about</em> page</a>.
384c5b78 15 </p>
16 </description>
17</chapter>
18
19<section>
20 <title>
21 The Basics
22 </title>
23 <description>
24 <p>
25 If you just have a quick question, you might want to look at the FAQ.
26 </p>
27 <p>
28 SquirrelMail is laid out in two main sections called frames. The
29 left frame lists the currently subscribed folders. More information
30 about the left frame may be found under the "Folders" section of this
31 help documentation.
32 </p>
33 <p>
34 On the right is where most of the action will take place. At the
35 top of the page is a menu bar. Sign out will safely log you out of
36 the program when you are finished. The Current Folder displays which
37 of the folders listed in the left frame you are currently in.
38 Right after you log in, by default your INBOX will be shown.
39 </p>
40 <p>
41 Under the top bar is a row of menu choices:
42 <ul>
43 <li><b>Compose</b> - Make and send an email which may include attachments.
44 <li><b>Addresses</b> - Holds a list of addresses that are contained in your personal address book.
45 <li><b>Folders</b> - All folder manipulation takes place under this. You can delete, create, rename, subscribe, and unsubscribe folders.
46 <li><b>Options</b> - Change settings of how SquirrelMail responds and looks.
47 <li><b>Search</b> - With this tool, you can search through a mailbox for given criteria.
48 <li><b>Help</b> - You are already here!
49 </ul>
50 </p>
51 </description>
52</section>