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1 <chapter>
2 <title>
3 Compose
4 </title>
5 <summary>
6 With this feature, you can send messages to different people
7 from within SquirrelMail.
8 </summary>
9 <description>
10 <p>
11 The Compose menu choice will take you to a new Compose page.
12 Here you will find several fields and a couple of buttons.
13 Depending on how you got to the compose view, some of these
14 fields may already be filled in.
15 </p>
16 </description>
17 </chapter>
19 <section>
20 <title>
21 From
22 </title>
23 <description>
24 <p>The <b>From:</b> field will only be displayed if you have enabled multiple
25 identities (through the Options, Personal Preferences menu). If you've done
26 so you can choose which identity you want to use, i.e. which name and
27 email address appear as the From-line of your message.
28 </p>
29 </description>
30 </section>
32 <section>
33 <title>
34 To
35 </title>
36 <description>
37 <p>
38 Next is the <b>To:</b> field. In this field you should
39 enter the email address of the person or persons you are sending a
40 message to. You may enter as many addresses as you like, separating
41 them with a comma. One may also press the "Addresses" button to fill
42 in the field. Don't worry if the entire address is not displayed.
43 The field is a fixed length, but everything you put in it will be used,
44 even though it might scroll to the right or left.
45 </p>
46 </description>
47 </section>
49 <section>
50 <title>
51 Cc
52 </title>
53 <description>
54 <p>
55 Next is the <b>CC:</b> field. CC is an abbreviation for <b>C</b>arbon
56 <b>C</b>opy. If you wish to send someone else a copy of the message
57 here is where you would do that. Think of this in the same way a memo
58 is laid out. You can have as many people as you like in the <b>To:</b>,
59 <b>CC:</b>, and <b>BCC:</b> fields. Only the people to whom the message
60 has direct impact would be in the <b>To:</b> field while recipients to
61 whom this is possibly only informative would be in the <b>CC:</b> and
62 <b>BCC:</b> fields.
63 </p>
64 </description>
65 </section>
67 <section>
68 <title>
69 Bcc
70 </title>
71 <description>
72 <p>
73 BCC is an abbreviation for <b>B</b>lind <b>C</b>arbon <b>C</b>opy.
74 Use this to send someone a copy of the email <i>without</i> the
75 recipients in the <b>To:</b> or <b>CC:</b> fields knowing about it.
76 </p>
77 </description>
78 </section>
80 <section>
81 <title>
82 Subject
83 </title>
84 <description>
85 <p>
86 Type in a relevant heading here. Remember, email can be a great time
87 saver and an accurate subject line is one big reason.
88 </p>
89 </description>
90 </section>
92 <section>
93 <title>
94 Addresses Button
95 </title>
96 <description>
97 <p>
98 This button will open the address book after a search box is presented.
99 Something must be entered in the search box to retrieve a result.
100 If all addresses in the address book are required, press the List All button.
101 The address book has enough functionality
102 that it deserves its own section. More detailed information is
103 available in the "Addresses" chapter.
104 </p>
105 </description>
106 </section>
108 <section>
109 <title>
110 Save Draft button
111 </title>
112 <description>
113 <p>
114 If you've been composing a message but for some reason aren't ready
115 to send it yet, you can use this button to save the message in the
116 Drafts folder. If later you want to finish the message and send it out,
117 go to the Drafts folder, open the message and you will return to the
118 compose page with your message filled in.
119 </p>
120 </description>
121 </section>
123 <section>
124 <title>
125 Priority
126 </title>
127 <description>
128 <p>
129 If enabled by your system administrator, at the right of the
130 buttons a drop down list "Priority" is available. Here you can
131 select, surprisingly, the priority of this message. A high-priority
132 message might be presented in a different way by the recepient's
133 mail program. Note that excessive use of this function will devalue its
134 effect.
135 </p>
136 </description>
137 </section>
139 <section>
140 <title>
141 Message Body
142 </title>
143 <description>
144 <p>
145 The large empty box is for whatever you want to put there. If a
146 signature file has been saved it will appear here as well. This is
147 where you type the body of your message.
148 </p>
149 </description>
150 </section>
152 <section>
153 <title>
154 Attach
155 </title>
156 <description>
157 <p>
158 Located at the bottom of the Compose page, this feature allows you to
159 include a file with your email. The file must be located on your
160 <i>local</i> machine or network to be attached. A browse button is
161 present so you may search through your directory structure and click
162 on the file to include. Alternatively you may type directly into the
163 attach field if you know the full path and exact file name. Simply
164 press the Add button to list the selected file as an attachment and it
165 will appear below.
166 </p>
167 <p>
168 Once at least one file is presented for attachment another button is
169 revealed. Deletion of one or more attached files is accomplished by
170 selecting the offending file or files and pressing the delete selected
171 attachments button.
172 <p>
173 </description>
174 </section>