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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>
20 <title>
21 To
22 </title>
23 <description>
24 <p>
25 First among these is the <B>To:</B> field. In this field you should
26 enter the email address of the person or persons you are sending a
27 message to. You may enter as many addresses as you like, separating
28 them with a coma. One may also press the "Addresses" button to fill
29 in the field. Don't worry if the entire address is not displayed.
30 The field is a fixed length but everything you put in it will be used,
31 even though it might scroll to the right or left.
32 </p>
33 </description>
37 <title>
38 Cc
39 </title>
40 <description>
41 <p>
42 Next is the <B>CC:</B> field. CC is an abbreviation for <B>C</B>arbon
43 <B>C</B>opy. If you wish to send someone else a copy of the message
44 here is where you would do that. Think of this in the same way a memo
45 is laid out. You can have as many people as you like in the <B>To:</B>,
46 <B>CC:</B>, and <B>BCC:</B> fields. Only the people to whom the message
47 has direct impact would be in the <B>To:</B> field while recipients to
48 whom this is possibly only informative would be in the <B>CC:</B> and
49 <B>BCC:</B> fields.
50 </p>
51 </description>
55 <title>
56 Bcc
57 </title>
58 <description>
59 <p>
60 BCC is an abbreviation for <B>B</B>lind <B>C</B>arbon <B>C</B>opy.
61 Use this to send someone a copy of the email <I>without</I> the
62 recipients in the <B>To:</B> or <B>CC:</B> fields knowing about it.
63 </p>
64 </description>
68 <title>
69 Subject
70 </title>
71 <description>
72 <p>
73 Type in a relevant heading here. Remember, email can be a great time
74 saver and an accurate subject line is one big reason.
75 </p>
76 </description>
80 <title>
81 Addresses Button
82 </title>
83 <description>
84 <p>
85 This button will open the address book after a search box is presented.
86 Something must be entered in the search box to retrieve a result.
87 If all addresses in the address book are required enter a space here
88 and click the submit button. The address book has enough functionality
89 that it deserves it's own section. More detailed information is
90 available in the "Addresses" chapter.
91 </p>
92 </description>
96 <title>
97 Message Body
98 </title>
99 <description>
100 <p>
101 The large empty box is for whatever you want to put there. If a
102 signature file has been saved it will appear here as well. This is
103 where you type the body of your message.
104 </p>
105 </description>
109 <title>
110 Attach
111 </title>
112 <description>
113 <p>
114 Located at the bottom of the Compose page, this feature allows you to
115 include a file with your email. The file must be located on your
116 <I>local</I> machine or network to be attached. A browse button is
117 present so you may search through your directory structure and click
118 on the file to include. Alternatively you may type directly into the
119 attach field if you know the full path and exact file name. Simply
120 press the Add button to list the selected file as an attachment and it
121 will appear below.
122 </p>
123 <p>
124 Once at least one file is presented for attachment another button is
125 revealed. Deletion of one or more attached files is accomplished by
126 selecting the offending file or files and pressing the delete selected
127 attachments button.
128 <p>
129 </description>