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384c5b78 1<chapter>
2 <title>
3 Reading an email message
4 </title>
5 <summary>
6 The ability to read an email message is one of the most basic features
7 of any email client. However, SquirrelMail has quite a few features
8 for while you are reading messages. This explains what they all do.
9 </summary>
10 <description>
11 <p>
12 Click on the subject of a particular mail and that message is displayed.
13 One thing you will notice is that email and web addresses are live
14 links so you can click on them and send an email or open a page.
15 Another really nifty feature is that mail threads are color coded.
16 The standard for a reply is to quote the previous message with ">" before
17 every line. SquirrelMail sees this and color codes them. A replied
18 message will have a different color on the reply than the new text.
19 This works two layers deep. Another menu bar is now presented below the
20 main menu choices. This bar is in three sections. On the left side
21 you may delete or return to the summary. In the middle direct
22 navigation between messages is made possible. On the right, various
23 mailing functions are presented.
24 </p>
25 </description>
26</chapter>
27
28<section>
29 <title>
30 Message List
31 </title>
32 <description>
33 <p>
34 Click this link to return to the folder from which you came.
35 </p>
36 </description>
37</section>
38
39<section>
40 <title>
41 Delete
42 </title>
43 <description>
44 <p>
45 Click this link to delete the message being currently viewed.
6205dc7d 46 All attachments of deleted mail are deleted as well. You can prevent the
384c5b78 47 loss of attachments by Downloading them first (explained further in
13056cde 48 this chapter).<BR>
49 <INS>In this context, deleting means that the message will be moved to
50 the folder called Trash. If you wish to keep the message afterall, view
51 the Trash folder and move the message out.</INS>
384c5b78 52 </p>
53 </description>
54</section>
55
56<section>
57 <title>
58 Navigation
59 </title>
60 <description>
61 <p>
62 In the middle of the bar are navigation buttons. Previous will be
63 an active link if it can be utilized and plain text otherwise. Clicking
64 this link will display the previous message without the need to go back
13056cde 65 to the summary display of messages. <INS>The same goes for the Next link which
66 will advance you to the mail immediately following the one
67 currently being viewed.</INS>
384c5b78 68 </p>
69 </description>
70</section>
71
72<section>
73 <title>
13056cde 74 <DEL>Next</DEL>
384c5b78 75 </title>
76 <description>
77 <p>
13056cde 78 <DEL>Click this link to advance to the mail immediately following the one
384c5b78 79 currently being viewed. Next will be an active link if it can be
13056cde 80 utilized and plain text otherwise.</DEL>
384c5b78 81 </p>
82 </description>
83</section>
84
85<section>
86 <title>
87 Forward
88 </title>
89 <description>
90 <p>
6205dc7d 91 On the right, the forward link, when pressed, opens the Compose page
384c5b78 92 with the previously viewed email in the text box below a tag of
6205dc7d 93 "--Original Message--". "Fwd:" is appended to the original subject
384c5b78 94 line and placed in the correct field. The various fields for sending
95 to an address await your completion. You may position the cursor in
96 the text box in order to add comments to the already existing text.
97 You may also use the attachment feature.
98 </p>
99 </description>
100</section>
101
102<section>
103 <title>
104 Reply
105 </title>
106 <description>
107 <p>
108 Click this link to return a new message to the originator of the
6205dc7d 109 previously viewed message. "Re:" is appended to the original subject
384c5b78 110 line and placed in the subject field. Again, the text of the original
111 message is quoted in the text box. This time the ">" symbol is placed
112 in front of the original text. You may note that some of the original
113 text doesn't have the ">" symbol. This is due to line wrapping and
114 may be unavoidable. Try setting the value of <i>Wrap incoming text</i>
115 in the Options page to a larger number, this may help. Comments can be
116 made anywhere in the text box in addition to the quoted message. You
117 may also use the attachment feature.
118 </p>
119 </description>
120</section>
121
122<section>
123 <title>
124 Reply All
125 </title>
126 <description>
127 <p>
128 Same story here as "reply" with the exception that all addresses listed
129 in the header will receive the mail.
130 </p>
131 </description>
132</section>
133
134<section>
135 <title>
136 View all headers
137 </title>
138 <description>
139 <p>
140 This will display the entire header for the email message. This includes
141 the route that the message took to get here, and a lot more detailed
142 information about the message itself.
143 </p>
144 </description>
145</section>
146
147<section>
148 <title>
13056cde 149 <INS>View Printable Version</INS>
150 </title>
151 <description>
152 <p>
153 <INS>If you want to print a message, you might want to click this link. It
154 presents you with a new window containing the message but with all unneccessary
155 information and menus removed, ready to print. Clicking the Print button in
156 this window will do so. Press Close to return to your message.</INS>
157 </p>
158 </description>
159</section>
160
161<section>
162 <title>
384c5b78 163 Download this as a file
164 </title>
165 <description>
166 <p>
167 At the bottom just above the bottom bar you will find this link.
168 Clicking this link allows you to save this email to your local hard drive
169 as a plain text message. A simple header will be attached to the top
170 of the message as well.
171 </p>
172 </description>
173</section>
174
175<section>
176 <title>
177 Attachments
178 </title>
179 <description>
180 <p>
181 Any attachments sent with a received email will be displayed at the
182 bottom of the message inside a colored box. The file is presented
183 as a link with a description of the file type to it's right. Clicking
184 on the file name will either display the attachment or present a
185 download dialog depending on the file type. If you wish to download
186 the file (rather than possibly viewing it), click on the "download"
13056cde 187 link on the right side.<INS><BR>
188 If your webbrowser supports viewing the attachment file type, another
189 link, "view" will be displayed which displays the file in your browser.
190 </INS>
384c5b78 191 </p>
192 </description>
193</section>