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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
6fd95361 48 this chapter).<br />
2e8b1b85 49 In this context, deleting means that the message will be moved to
13056cde 50 the folder called Trash. If you wish to keep the message afterall, view
2e8b1b85 51 the Trash folder and move the message out.
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
2e8b1b85 65 to the summary display of messages. The same goes for the Next link which
13056cde 66 will advance you to the mail immediately following the one
2e8b1b85 67 currently being viewed.
384c5b78 68 </p>
69 </description>
70</section>
71
72<section>
73 <title>
74 Forward
75 </title>
76 <description>
77 <p>
6205dc7d 78 On the right, the forward link, when pressed, opens the Compose page
384c5b78 79 with the previously viewed email in the text box below a tag of
c6a60b3f 80 "--Original Message--". "Fwd:" is prepended to the original subject
384c5b78 81 line and placed in the correct field. The various fields for sending
82 to an address await your completion. You may position the cursor in
83 the text box in order to add comments to the already existing text.
84 You may also use the attachment feature.
85 </p>
86 </description>
87</section>
88
89<section>
90 <title>
91 Reply
92 </title>
93 <description>
94 <p>
95 Click this link to return a new message to the originator of the
c6a60b3f 96 previously viewed message. "Re:" is prepended to the original subject
384c5b78 97 line and placed in the subject field. Again, the text of the original
98 message is quoted in the text box. This time the ">" symbol is placed
99 in front of the original text. You may note that some of the original
100 text doesn't have the ">" symbol. This is due to line wrapping and
101 may be unavoidable. Try setting the value of <i>Wrap incoming text</i>
102 in the Options page to a larger number, this may help. Comments can be
103 made anywhere in the text box in addition to the quoted message. You
104 may also use the attachment feature.
105 </p>
106 </description>
107</section>
108
109<section>
110 <title>
111 Reply All
112 </title>
113 <description>
114 <p>
115 Same story here as "reply" with the exception that all addresses listed
116 in the header will receive the mail.
117 </p>
118 </description>
119</section>
120
121<section>
122 <title>
123 View all headers
124 </title>
125 <description>
126 <p>
127 This will display the entire header for the email message. This includes
128 the route that the message took to get here, and a lot more detailed
129 information about the message itself.
130 </p>
131 </description>
132</section>
133
134<section>
135 <title>
2e8b1b85 136 View Printable Version
13056cde 137 </title>
138 <description>
139 <p>
2e8b1b85 140 If you want to print a message, you might want to click this link. It
13056cde 141 presents you with a new window containing the message but with all unneccessary
142 information and menus removed, ready to print. Clicking the Print button in
2e8b1b85 143 this window will do so. Press Close to return to your message.
13056cde 144 </p>
145 </description>
146</section>
147
148<section>
149 <title>
384c5b78 150 Download this as a file
151 </title>
152 <description>
153 <p>
154 At the bottom just above the bottom bar you will find this link.
155 Clicking this link allows you to save this email to your local hard drive
156 as a plain text message. A simple header will be attached to the top
157 of the message as well.
158 </p>
159 </description>
160</section>
161
162<section>
163 <title>
164 Attachments
165 </title>
166 <description>
167 <p>
168 Any attachments sent with a received email will be displayed at the
169 bottom of the message inside a colored box. The file is presented
170 as a link with a description of the file type to it's right. Clicking
171 on the file name will either display the attachment or present a
172 download dialog depending on the file type. If you wish to download
173 the file (rather than possibly viewing it), click on the "download"
6fd95361 174 link on the right side.<br />
13056cde 175 If your webbrowser supports viewing the attachment file type, another
176 link, "view" will be displayed which displays the file in your browser.
384c5b78 177 </p>
178 </description>
179</section>