Options You can customize the way that SquirrelMail looks and responds to you by setting different options in this section.

One of the great things about SquirrelMail is the degree to which it may be customized. Depending on the configuration, you may have several choices of themes, languages, folders, and other preferences. All of these may be changed without affecting any other users on the system. There are four main parts to the Options: Personal, Display, Message Highlighting, and Folders.

Personal Information Full Name
You should put your entire name here. For example, "John Doe". This is what is shown to people that you send the message to. They will see that it is from "John Doe". If you don't fill this in, they will see it is from your email address, "jdoe@mydomain.org".

E-Mail Address
Optional - If your email address is different than what is automatically assigned, you can change it here.

Reply To
Optional - This is the email address that people will reply to when they reply to your message. If this is different than the email address you are sending from, you can enter it here. This is useful if you want people to reply to your Yahoo account rather than your office address.

Optional - Signatures are attached at the bottom of all messages you send out. If you want a signature, you must make sure that the checkbox beside "use a signature" is checked, and then fill in what you want your signature to be in the box below it.

Display Preferences Theme
SquirrelMail offers different color themes for your viewing pleasure. You can choose between the many listed there if you so desire.

If English isn't your native tongue, you can easily change the language that most things display in. If your desired language is in the list, you can choose it and all future SquirrelMail related messages will be in that language. Note that this doesn't translate incoming email messages or folder names.

Use Javascript address book?
One of our main goals in creating SquirrelMail was to have no Javascript in any of our pages. However, some of our developers made a very good address book searching utility that uses Javascript. Rather than remove it, we now give you the option of using the HTML address book or the Javascript one. If you don't know what this means, you are safest to choose the HTML address book, but most likely Javascript will work for you.

Number of Messages to Index
This is the number of messages to show at a time in a folder. If there are more than this number in the folder, you will see a "Previous" and "Next" link above and below the listing which will take you to the previous or next messages.

Wrap incoming text at
How many characters should we allow before wrapping the text. This prevents messages from scrolling way off the screen. 86 is usually a safe thing to put in here, but you are free to change it to whatever you desire.

Size of editor window
How wide do you want your "Compose" box to be? This is the number of characters per line that you will be able to type before wrapping in the Compose section.

Width of left folder list
On the left side of your browser window, you will see the list of folders. With this option, you can select how wide that will be. If you have very long folder names or large fonts, it is good to set this pretty high. Otherwise, you should set it low so you don't waste screen space.

Auto refresh folder list
SquirrelMail has the functionality to automatically refresh the folder listing on the left side of your browser window. This will also update the number of unseen messages that are in each folder. This is a good way to check for unseen messages in the INBOX without having to click on it every time.

Message Highlighting The idea for this came because if you are subscribed to many mailing lists, it is very hard to distinguish which messages came from where while reading through the list of messages. With Message Highlighting, you can have the background color of all messages from one mailing list different than the color of another list.

Just click on [New] to create a new one, or [Edit] to edit an existing one and the options will appear below.

Identifying Name
This is simply the name that you see which describes what it is. For example, if you are highlighting messages from your mother, you might set this to "From Mom".

This is the actual color that the background will be. You can choose between a number of pre-defined colors that we have selected for you, or you can enter the HEX code for the color that you desire (i.e. a6b492). If you choose to enter your own color, you must also select the radio button in front so that it is checked.

Here you can choose the matching phrase. From the drop-down box, you can choose which header field to match against (to, from, subject...) and in the text box, you can enter the phrase to match (mom@yahoo.com).

Folder Preferences Folder Path
On some systems this will not be displayed. If you don't see this option, just ignore this. On other systems, this is quite a necessary feature. Usually the option that is in there is what should be there. This is the folder in your home directory that holds all your email folders. If you don't understand this, just leave it what it is.

Trash Folder
You can choose which folder messages will be sent to when you delete them. If you don't want deleted messages to go to the trash, set this to "Don't use Trash".

Sent Folder
You can choose which folder your sent messages will go to. If you don't want these, just set it to "Don't use Sent".

Unseen message notification
This option specifies how to display unseen messages in the folder listing on the right side of your browser window. If you set this to No Notification, you will not be notified of unseen messages. If you set it to INBOX, when you have new messages, the INBOX will become bold and a number will appear to the right of it to say how many new messages are in it. If you set it to All Folders, this behavior will happen on all folders. If you notice that loading the folder list is really slow, you can set this to INBOX or None and that should speed it up.

Unseen message notification type
When new messages are in a folder, this option tells how to notify you of that.