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384c5b78 1<chapter>
2 <title>
3 Options
4 </title>
5 <summary>
6 You can customize the way that SquirrelMail looks and responds to you
7 by setting different options in this section.
8 </summary>
9 <description>
10 <p>
11 One of the great things about SquirrelMail is the degree to which it may be customized.
12 Depending on the configuration, you may have several choices of themes, languages,
13 folders, and other preferences. All of these may be changed without affecting any other
2e8b1b85 14 users on the system. There are at least five main parts to the Options:
15 Personal, Display, Message Highlighting, Folders and Index Order.
16 More parts may be available depending on your SquirrelMail installation.
384c5b78 17 </p>
18 </description>
19</chapter>
20
21<section>
22 <title>
23 Personal Information
24 </title>
25 <description>
6fd95361 26 <b>Full Name</b><br />
384c5b78 27 You should put your entire name here. For example, "John Doe". This is what is
28 shown to people that you send the message to. They will see that it is from
29 "John Doe". If you don't fill this in, they will see it is from your email address,
66783e55 30 "jdoe@example.org".
6fd95361 31 <br /><br />
384c5b78 32
6fd95361 33 <b>E-Mail Address</b><br />
384c5b78 34 <i>Optional</i> - If your email address is different than what is automatically
35 assigned, you can change it here.
6fd95361 36 <br /><br />
384c5b78 37
6fd95361 38 <b>Reply To</b><br />
384c5b78 39 <i>Optional</i> - This is the email address that people will reply to when they
40 reply to your message. If this is different than the email address you are sending
41 from, you can enter it here. This is useful if you want people to reply to your
42 Yahoo account rather than your office address.
6fd95361 43 <br /><br />
384c5b78 44
6fd95361 45 <b>Multiple Identities</b><br />
13056cde 46 Click this link to edit multiple identities. This is useful if you want to
35edd08c 47 choose between different From-lines for different messages (for example
13056cde 48 containing your work or your home emailaddress. On the page that appears,
49 you can add as many identities as you like. You will be offered a choice
6fd95361 50 of these when composing a message.<br /><br />
13056cde 51
6fd95361 52 <b>Reply Citation</b><br />
13056cde 53 If you press Reply on a message, you will be presented with the Compose
54 form with the original message quoted. Before this quoted message, a text
6fd95361 55 like <tt>John Doe wrote:</tt> might be prepended (if the message you're replying
13056cde 56 to originated from John Doe). This is called the citation line. Here you
6fd95361 57 can choose how this line looks.<br />
58 <ul>
59 <li><b>No Citation</b><br />
60 Prepends no citation line whatsoever.<br /><br />
0e1a248b 61 <li><b>Author Wrote</b><br />
62 This produces the line: <tt>John Doe Wrote:</tt> where John Doe will be replaced
6fd95361 63 by whoever the message you're replying to was from.<br /><br />
64 <li><b>Quote Who XML</b><br />
65 This produces the line: <tt>&lt;quote who="John Doe"&gt;</tt>.<br /><br />
66 <li><b>User-Defined</b><br />
13056cde 67 Enables you to define your own citation line. In the two text boxes below, you
68 can type in the citation start and end. Between these the author name will be
69 inserted.
6fd95361 70 </ul><br /><br />
13056cde 71
6fd95361 72 <b>Signature</b><br />
384c5b78 73 <i>Optional</i> - Signatures are attached at the bottom of all messages you send
74 out. If you want a signature, you must make sure that the checkbox beside
75 "use a signature" is checked, and then fill in what you want your signature to be
76 in the box below it.
6fd95361 77 <br /><br />
384c5b78 78 </description>
79</section>
80
81<section>
82 <title>
83 Display Preferences
84 </title>
85 <description>
6fd95361 86 <b>Theme</b><br />
384c5b78 87 SquirrelMail offers different color themes for your viewing pleasure. You can
88 choose between the many listed there if you so desire.
6fd95361 89 <br /><br />
384c5b78 90
6fd95361 91 <b>Custom Stylesheet</b><br />
13056cde 92 Changing a theme only changes the colors, a stylesheet may change more, for
93 example the font size used by SquirrelMail.
6fd95361 94 <br /><br />
13056cde 95
6fd95361 96 <b>Language</b><br />
384c5b78 97 If English isn't your native tongue, you can easily change the language that
98 most things display in. If your desired language is in the list, you can choose
99 it and all future SquirrelMail related messages will be in that language. Note
100 that this doesn't translate incoming email messages or folder names.
6fd95361 101 <br /><br />
384c5b78 102
6fd95361 103 <b>Use Javascript</b><br />
384c5b78 104 One of our main goals in creating SquirrelMail was to have no Javascript in
105 any of our pages. However, some of our developers made a very good address
2e8b1b85 106 book searching utility that uses Javascript. Some other Javascript functions
107 were added aswell. Rather than remove it, we now
108 give you the option of using
109 pure HTML or allow Javascript aswell. If
110 you don't know what this means, you are safest to choose Autodetect.
6fd95361 111 <br /><br />
384c5b78 112
6fd95361 113 <b>Number of Messages to Index</b><br />
384c5b78 114 This is the number of messages to show at a time in a folder. If there are
115 more than this number in the folder, you will see a "Previous" and "Next" link
116 above and below the listing which will take you to the previous or next
117 messages.
6fd95361 118 <br /><br />
384c5b78 119
6fd95361 120 <b>Enable Page Selector</b><br />
13056cde 121 Setting this to Yes shows page numbers above and below the message list to
6fd95361 122 quickly jump to a specific page of messages. The number <b>Maximum pages to show</b>
13056cde 123 can limit how many page numbers will be displayed above and below the
6fd95361 124 message list.<br /><br />
13056cde 125
6fd95361 126 <b>Wrap incoming text at</b><br />
384c5b78 127 How many characters should we allow before wrapping the text. This prevents
128 messages from scrolling way off the screen. 86 is usually a safe thing to
129 put in here, but you are free to change it to whatever you desire.
6fd95361 130 <br /><br />
384c5b78 131
6fd95361 132 <b>Size of editor window</b><br />
384c5b78 133 How wide do you want your "Compose" box to be? This is the number of characters
134 per line that you will be able to type before wrapping in the Compose section.
6fd95361 135 <br /><br />
384c5b78 136
6fd95361 137 <b>Location of Buttons when Composing</b><br />
138 Where are the buttons Addresses, Save Draft and Send located?<br /><br />
13056cde 139
6fd95361 140 <b>Addressbook Display Format</b><br />
13056cde 141 Choose how you want the addressbook to be displayed. If you want maximum
142 compatibility with all browsers, use HTML. Select Javascript if you
143 know your browser supports it, it will display a nicer addressbook.
6fd95361 144 <br /><br />
13056cde 145
6fd95361 146 <b>Show HTML Version by Default</b><br />
13056cde 147 If a message you receive is in both text and HTML format, you can choose
148 if you want to see the HTML version (Yes) or the text version (No) by
6fd95361 149 default.<br /><br />
13056cde 150
6fd95361 151 <b>Include Me in CC when I Reply All</b><br />
13056cde 152 Reply All sends your reply to all recepients of the original message,
153 including yourself. To leave your own email address out, set this to No.
6fd95361 154 <br /><br />
13056cde 155
6fd95361 156 <b>Enable Mailer Display</b><br />
13056cde 157 When viewing a message, this displays which email program the sender used.
6fd95361 158 <br /><br />
13056cde 159
6fd95361 160 <b>Display Attached Images with Message</b><br />
13056cde 161 If someone sends you a message with one or more images attached and you've
162 set this to Yes, the images will be displayed right away when you view
163 the message.
6fd95361 164 <br /><br />
13056cde 165
6fd95361 166 <b>Other Options</b><br />
13056cde 167 Depending on the configuration of your SquirrelMail installation, some more
168 options might be displayed here. They hopefully should be self-explanatory.
6fd95361 169 <br /><br />
384c5b78 170
384c5b78 171 </description>
172</section>
173
174<section>
175 <title>
176 Message Highlighting
177 </title>
178 <description>
179 The idea for this came because if you are subscribed to many mailing lists,
180 it is very hard to distinguish which messages came from where while reading
181 through the list of messages. With Message Highlighting, you can have the
182 background color of all messages from one mailing list different than the
6fd95361 183 color of another list.<br /><br />
384c5b78 184
185 Just click on [New] to create a new one, or [Edit] to edit an existing one
6fd95361 186 and the options will appear below.<br /><br />
384c5b78 187
6fd95361 188 <b>Identifying Name</b><br />
384c5b78 189 This is simply the name that you see which describes what it is. For
190 example, if you are highlighting messages from your mother, you might
191 set this to "From Mom".
6fd95361 192 <br /><br />
384c5b78 193
6fd95361 194 <b>Color</b><br />
384c5b78 195 This is the actual color that the background will be. You can choose between
196 a number of pre-defined colors that we have selected for you, or you can enter
197 the HEX code for the color that you desire (i.e. a6b492). If you choose to
198 enter your own color, you must also select the radio button in front so that it is
199 checked.
6fd95361 200 <br /><br />
384c5b78 201
6fd95361 202 <b>Match</b><br />
384c5b78 203 Here you can choose the matching phrase. From the drop-down box, you can
204 choose which header field to match against (to, from, subject...) and in the
205 text box, you can enter the phrase to match (mom@yahoo.com).
6fd95361 206 <br /><br />
384c5b78 207 </description>
208</section>
209
210<section>
211 <title>
212 Folder Preferences
213 </title>
214 <description>
6fd95361 215 <b>Folder Path</b><br />
5572cae2 216 On some systems this will not be displayed. If you don't see this option, just
384c5b78 217 ignore this. On other systems, this is quite a necessary feature. Usually the
218 option that is in there is what should be there. This is the folder in your
219 home directory that holds all your email folders. If you don't understand this,
220 just leave it what it is.
6fd95361 221 <br /><br />
384c5b78 222
6fd95361 223 <b>Trash Folder</b><br />
384c5b78 224 You can choose which folder messages will be sent to when you delete them. If
225 you don't want deleted messages to go to the trash, set this to "Don't use Trash".
6fd95361 226 <br /><br />
384c5b78 227
6fd95361 228 <b>Sent Folder</b><br />
384c5b78 229 You can choose which folder your sent messages will go to. If you don't want
230 these, just set it to "Don't use Sent".
6fd95361 231 <br /><br />
13056cde 232
6fd95361 233 <b>Draft Folder</b><br />
13056cde 234 You can choose which folder the messages you save as draft will go to.
235 If you don't want to use this, just set it to "Don't use Drafts".
6fd95361 236 <br /><br />
13056cde 237
6fd95361 238 <b>Location of folder list</b><br />
13056cde 239 Determines wether you want the list of folders on the left or right of your
240 window.
6fd95361 241 <br /><br />
384c5b78 242
6fd95361 243 <b>Width of folder list</b><br />
13056cde 244 With this option, you can select how wide the list of folders will be.
245 If you have very long folder names or large fonts, it is good to set this
246 pretty high. Otherwise, you should set it low so you don't waste screen space.
6fd95361 247 <br /><br />
13056cde 248
6fd95361 249 <b>Auto refresh folder list</b><br />
13056cde 250 SquirrelMail has the functionality to automatically refresh the folder listing
251 on the left side of your browser window. This will also update the number of
252 unseen messages that are in each folder. This is a good way to check for unseen
253 messages in the INBOX without having to click on it every time.
6fd95361 254 <br /><br />
13056cde 255
6fd95361 256 <b>Enable Unread Message Notification</b><br />
384c5b78 257 This option specifies how to display unseen messages in the folder listing on the
258 right side of your browser window. If you set this to No Notification, you will
259 not be notified of unseen messages. If you set it to INBOX, when you have new
260 messages, the INBOX will become bold and a number will appear to the right of it
261 to say how many new messages are in it. If you set it to All Folders, this
262 behavior will happen on all folders. If you notice that loading the folder list
876fdb60 263 is really slow, you can set this to INBOX and that should speed it up.
6fd95361 264 <br /><br />
384c5b78 265
6fd95361 266 <b>Unseen message notification type</b><br />
13056cde 267 When new messages are in a folder, this option tells
2e8b1b85 268 either to only display the number of new messages or also display the
269 total number of messages in that folder.
6fd95361 270 <br /><br />
13056cde 271
6fd95361 272 <b>Enable Collapsable Folders</b><br />
13056cde 273 Collapsable Folders allow you to 'fold' or collapse a folder which contains
274 subfolders so the subfolders will not be displayed. You can collapse a
275 folder by clicking the "-" next to it and expand it again with the "+" sign.
276 Setting this to No disables collapsing.
6fd95361 277 <br /><br />
13056cde 278
6fd95361 279 <b>Show Clock on Folders Panel</b><br />
13056cde 280 Choose if you want a clock to be displayed above the folder list and how
281 it should look (Y=year, D=day, H=hour, M=minute, S=second). The option
6fd95361 282 <b>Hour Format</b> below gives you the choice of a 12- or 24-hour clock.
283 <br /><br />
13056cde 284
6fd95361 285 <b>Memory Search</b><br />
13056cde 286 If you search a mailbox, the search will be saved for quick access later.
287 This defines how many mailbox searches will be saved.
6fd95361 288 <br /><br />
13056cde 289
384c5b78 290 </description>
291</section>
13056cde 292
293<section>
294 <title>
2e8b1b85 295 Index Order
13056cde 296 </title>
297 <description>
2e8b1b85 298 This section gives you control over the message list. You can choose how
13056cde 299 much information you want in the message list and in what order it should
300 be displayed.
6fd95361 301 <br /><br />
13056cde 302 Use the Up and Down links to move columns around, Del to remove a column
2e8b1b85 303 from the display and Add to add one.
13056cde 304 </description>
35edd08c 305</section>