Some small fixes
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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
14 users on the system. There are four main parts to the Options: Personal, Display,
15 Message Highlighting, and Folders.
16 </p>
17 </description>
21 <title>
22 Personal Information
23 </title>
24 <description>
25 <b>Full Name</b><br>
26 You should put your entire name here. For example, "John Doe". This is what is
27 shown to people that you send the message to. They will see that it is from
28 "John Doe". If you don't fill this in, they will see it is from your email address,
29 "".
30 <br><br>
32 <b>E-Mail Address</b><br>
33 <i>Optional</i> - If your email address is different than what is automatically
34 assigned, you can change it here.
35 <br><br>
37 <b>Reply To</b><br>
38 <i>Optional</i> - This is the email address that people will reply to when they
39 reply to your message. If this is different than the email address you are sending
40 from, you can enter it here. This is useful if you want people to reply to your
41 Yahoo account rather than your office address.
42 <br><br>
44 <b>Signature</b><br>
45 <i>Optional</i> - Signatures are attached at the bottom of all messages you send
46 out. If you want a signature, you must make sure that the checkbox beside
47 "use a signature" is checked, and then fill in what you want your signature to be
48 in the box below it.
49 <br><br>
50 </description>
54 <title>
55 Display Preferences
56 </title>
57 <description>
58 <b>Theme</b><br>
59 SquirrelMail offers different color themes for your viewing pleasure. You can
60 choose between the many listed there if you so desire.
61 <br><br>
63 <b>Language</b><br>
64 If English isn't your native tongue, you can easily change the language that
65 most things display in. If your desired language is in the list, you can choose
66 it and all future SquirrelMail related messages will be in that language. Note
67 that this doesn't translate incoming email messages or folder names.
68 <br><br>
70 <b>Use Javascript address book?</b><br>
71 One of our main goals in creating SquirrelMail was to have no Javascript in
72 any of our pages. However, some of our developers made a very good address
73 book searching utility that uses Javascript. Rather than remove it, we now
74 give you the option of using the HTML address book or the Javascript one. If
75 you don't know what this means, you are safest to choose the HTML address book,
76 but most likely Javascript will work for you.
77 <br><br>
79 <b>Number of Messages to Index</b><br>
80 This is the number of messages to show at a time in a folder. If there are
81 more than this number in the folder, you will see a "Previous" and "Next" link
82 above and below the listing which will take you to the previous or next
83 messages.
84 <br><br>
86 <b>Wrap incoming text at</b><br>
87 How many characters should we allow before wrapping the text. This prevents
88 messages from scrolling way off the screen. 86 is usually a safe thing to
89 put in here, but you are free to change it to whatever you desire.
90 <br><br>
92 <b>Size of editor window</b><br>
93 How wide do you want your "Compose" box to be? This is the number of characters
94 per line that you will be able to type before wrapping in the Compose section.
95 <br><br>
97 <b>Width of left folder list</b><br>
98 On the left side of your browser window, you will see the list of folders. With
99 this option, you can select how wide that will be. If you have very long folder
100 names or large fonts, it is good to set this pretty high. Otherwise, you should
101 set it low so you don't waste screen space.
102 <br><br>
104 <b>Auto refresh folder list</b><br>
105 SquirrelMail has the functionality to automatically refresh the folder listing
106 on the left side of your browser window. This will also update the number of
107 unseen messages that are in each folder. This is a good way to check for unseen
108 messages in the INBOX without having to click on it every time.
109 <br><br>
110 </description>
114 <title>
115 Message Highlighting
116 </title>
117 <description>
118 The idea for this came because if you are subscribed to many mailing lists,
119 it is very hard to distinguish which messages came from where while reading
120 through the list of messages. With Message Highlighting, you can have the
121 background color of all messages from one mailing list different than the
122 color of another list.<br><br>
124 Just click on [New] to create a new one, or [Edit] to edit an existing one
125 and the options will appear below.<br><br>
127 <b>Identifying Name</b><br>
128 This is simply the name that you see which describes what it is. For
129 example, if you are highlighting messages from your mother, you might
130 set this to "From Mom".
131 <br><br>
133 <b>Color</b><br>
134 This is the actual color that the background will be. You can choose between
135 a number of pre-defined colors that we have selected for you, or you can enter
136 the HEX code for the color that you desire (i.e. a6b492). If you choose to
137 enter your own color, you must also select the radio button in front so that it is
138 checked.
139 <br><br>
141 <b>Match</b><br>
142 Here you can choose the matching phrase. From the drop-down box, you can
143 choose which header field to match against (to, from, subject...) and in the
144 text box, you can enter the phrase to match (
145 <br><br>
146 </description>
150 <title>
151 Folder Preferences
152 </title>
153 <description>
154 <b>Folder Path</b><br>
5572cae2 155 On some systems this will not be displayed. If you don't see this option, just
384c5b78 156 ignore this. On other systems, this is quite a necessary feature. Usually the
157 option that is in there is what should be there. This is the folder in your
158 home directory that holds all your email folders. If you don't understand this,
159 just leave it what it is.
160 <br><br>
162 <b>Trash Folder</b><br>
163 You can choose which folder messages will be sent to when you delete them. If
164 you don't want deleted messages to go to the trash, set this to "Don't use Trash".
165 <br><br>
167 <b>Sent Folder</b><br>
168 You can choose which folder your sent messages will go to. If you don't want
169 these, just set it to "Don't use Sent".
170 <br><br>
172 <b>Unseen message notification</b><br>
173 This option specifies how to display unseen messages in the folder listing on the
174 right side of your browser window. If you set this to No Notification, you will
175 not be notified of unseen messages. If you set it to INBOX, when you have new
176 messages, the INBOX will become bold and a number will appear to the right of it
177 to say how many new messages are in it. If you set it to All Folders, this
178 behavior will happen on all folders. If you notice that loading the folder list
179 is really slow, you can set this to INBOX or None and that should speed it up.
180 <br><br>
182 <b>Unseen message notification type</b><br>
183 When new messages are in a folder, this option tells how to notify you of that.
184 <br><br>
185 </description>