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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
48 this chapter).
49 </p>
50 </description>
51</section>
52
53<section>
54 <title>
55 Navigation
56 </title>
57 <description>
58 <p>
59 In the middle of the bar are navigation buttons. Previous will be
60 an active link if it can be utilized and plain text otherwise. Clicking
61 this link will display the previous message without the need to go back
62 to the summary display of messages.
63 </p>
64 </description>
65</section>
66
67<section>
68 <title>
69 Next
70 </title>
71 <description>
72 <p>
73 Click this link to advance to the mail immediately following the one
74 currently being viewed. Next will be an active link if it can be
75 utilized and plain text otherwise.
76 </p>
77 </description>
78</section>
79
80<section>
81 <title>
82 Forward
83 </title>
84 <description>
85 <p>
6205dc7d 86 On the right, the forward link, when pressed, opens the Compose page
384c5b78 87 with the previously viewed email in the text box below a tag of
6205dc7d 88 "--Original Message--". "Fwd:" is appended to the original subject
384c5b78 89 line and placed in the correct field. The various fields for sending
90 to an address await your completion. You may position the cursor in
91 the text box in order to add comments to the already existing text.
92 You may also use the attachment feature.
93 </p>
94 </description>
95</section>
96
97<section>
98 <title>
99 Reply
100 </title>
101 <description>
102 <p>
103 Click this link to return a new message to the originator of the
6205dc7d 104 previously viewed message. "Re:" is appended to the original subject
384c5b78 105 line and placed in the subject field. Again, the text of the original
106 message is quoted in the text box. This time the ">" symbol is placed
107 in front of the original text. You may note that some of the original
108 text doesn't have the ">" symbol. This is due to line wrapping and
109 may be unavoidable. Try setting the value of <i>Wrap incoming text</i>
110 in the Options page to a larger number, this may help. Comments can be
111 made anywhere in the text box in addition to the quoted message. You
112 may also use the attachment feature.
113 </p>
114 </description>
115</section>
116
117<section>
118 <title>
119 Reply All
120 </title>
121 <description>
122 <p>
123 Same story here as "reply" with the exception that all addresses listed
124 in the header will receive the mail.
125 </p>
126 </description>
127</section>
128
129<section>
130 <title>
131 View all headers
132 </title>
133 <description>
134 <p>
135 This will display the entire header for the email message. This includes
136 the route that the message took to get here, and a lot more detailed
137 information about the message itself.
138 </p>
139 </description>
140</section>
141
142<section>
143 <title>
144 Download this as a file
145 </title>
146 <description>
147 <p>
148 At the bottom just above the bottom bar you will find this link.
149 Clicking this link allows you to save this email to your local hard drive
150 as a plain text message. A simple header will be attached to the top
151 of the message as well.
152 </p>
153 </description>
154</section>
155
156<section>
157 <title>
158 Attachments
159 </title>
160 <description>
161 <p>
162 Any attachments sent with a received email will be displayed at the
163 bottom of the message inside a colored box. The file is presented
164 as a link with a description of the file type to it's right. Clicking
165 on the file name will either display the attachment or present a
166 download dialog depending on the file type. If you wish to download
167 the file (rather than possibly viewing it), click on the "download"
168 link on the right side.
169 </p>
170 </description>
171</section>