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384c5b78 1<chapter>
2 <title>
3 Compose
4 </title>
5 <summary>
6 With this feature, you can send messages to different people
7 from within SquirrelMail.
8 </summary>
9 <description>
10 <p>
11 The Compose menu choice will take you to a new Compose page.
12 Here you will find several fields and a couple of buttons.
13 Depending on how you got to the compose view, some of these
14 fields may already be filled in.
15 </p>
16 </description>
17</chapter>
18
19<section>
20 <title>
13056cde 21 <INS>From</INS>
22 </title>
23 <description>
24 <p><INS>
25 The <B>From:</B> field will only be displayed if you have enabled multiple
26 identities (through the Options, Personal Preferences menu). If you've done
27 so you can choose which identity you want to use, i.e. which name and
28 email address appear as the From-line of your message.
29 </INS>
30 </p>
31 </description>
32</section>
33
34<section>
35 <title>
384c5b78 36 To
37 </title>
38 <description>
39 <p>
13056cde 40 Next is the <B>To:</B> field. In this field you should
384c5b78 41 enter the email address of the person or persons you are sending a
42 message to. You may enter as many addresses as you like, separating
6205dc7d 43 them with a comma. One may also press the "Addresses" button to fill
384c5b78 44 in the field. Don't worry if the entire address is not displayed.
6205dc7d 45 The field is a fixed length, but everything you put in it will be used,
384c5b78 46 even though it might scroll to the right or left.
47 </p>
48 </description>
49</section>
50
51<section>
52 <title>
53 Cc
54 </title>
55 <description>
56 <p>
57 Next is the <B>CC:</B> field. CC is an abbreviation for <B>C</B>arbon
58 <B>C</B>opy. If you wish to send someone else a copy of the message
59 here is where you would do that. Think of this in the same way a memo
60 is laid out. You can have as many people as you like in the <B>To:</B>,
61 <B>CC:</B>, and <B>BCC:</B> fields. Only the people to whom the message
62 has direct impact would be in the <B>To:</B> field while recipients to
63 whom this is possibly only informative would be in the <B>CC:</B> and
64 <B>BCC:</B> fields.
65 </p>
66 </description>
67</section>
68
69<section>
70 <title>
71 Bcc
72 </title>
73 <description>
74 <p>
75 BCC is an abbreviation for <B>B</B>lind <B>C</B>arbon <B>C</B>opy.
76 Use this to send someone a copy of the email <I>without</I> the
77 recipients in the <B>To:</B> or <B>CC:</B> fields knowing about it.
78 </p>
79 </description>
80</section>
81
82<section>
83 <title>
84 Subject
85 </title>
86 <description>
87 <p>
88 Type in a relevant heading here. Remember, email can be a great time
89 saver and an accurate subject line is one big reason.
90 </p>
91 </description>
92</section>
93
94<section>
95 <title>
96 Addresses Button
97 </title>
98 <description>
99 <p>
100 This button will open the address book after a search box is presented.
101 Something must be entered in the search box to retrieve a result.
13056cde 102 If all addresses in the address book are required<DEL> enter a space here
103 and click the submit button</DEL><INS>, press the List All button.</INS>
104 The address book has enough functionality
384c5b78 105 that it deserves it's own section. More detailed information is
106 available in the "Addresses" chapter.
107 </p>
108 </description>
109</section>
110
111<section>
112 <title>
13056cde 113 <INS>Save Draft button</INS>
114 </title>
115 <description>
116 <p>
117 <INS>If you've been composing a message but for some reason aren't ready
118 to send it yet, you can use this button to save the message in the
119 Drafts folder. If later you want to finish the message and send it out,
120 go to the Drafts folder, open the message and you will return to the
121 compose page with your message filled in.</INS>
122 </p>
123 </description>
124</section>
125
126<section>
127 <title>
128 <INS>Priority</INS>
129 </title>
130 <description>
131 <p>
132 <INS>If enabled by your system administrator, at the right of the
133 buttons a drop down list "Priority" is available. Here you can
134 select, surprisingly, the priority of this message. A high-priority
135 message might be presented in a different way by the recepient's
136 mail program. Note that excessive use of this function will devalue it's
137 effect.</INS>
138 </p>
139 </description>
140</section>
141
142<section>
143 <title>
384c5b78 144 Message Body
145 </title>
146 <description>
147 <p>
148 The large empty box is for whatever you want to put there. If a
149 signature file has been saved it will appear here as well. This is
150 where you type the body of your message.
151 </p>
152 </description>
153</section>
154
155<section>
156 <title>
157 Attach
158 </title>
159 <description>
160 <p>
161 Located at the bottom of the Compose page, this feature allows you to
162 include a file with your email. The file must be located on your
163 <I>local</I> machine or network to be attached. A browse button is
164 present so you may search through your directory structure and click
165 on the file to include. Alternatively you may type directly into the
166 attach field if you know the full path and exact file name. Simply
167 press the Add button to list the selected file as an attachment and it
168 will appear below.
169 </p>
170 <p>
171 Once at least one file is presented for attachment another button is
172 revealed. Deletion of one or more attached files is accomplished by
173 selecting the offending file or files and pressing the delete selected
174 attachments button.
175 <p>
176 </description>
177</section>