BAR FUNCTION BUTTONS
When you log in, the message list screen is displayed and the following function buttons
appear on the left side
of the screen:
Reload - return to the message list screen
Logout - return to the login
Compose - go to new message
Help - go to this screen
Reading a message: To
read a message in your inbox, log on your mail account or click the "Reload"
button if you are already logged on to display the inbox screen. Then click
on the envelope icon in the "Show" field of the message that you would
like to read.
Inbox screen layout:
There is one horizontal message descriptor for each message received. It
contains the message number, an attachment indicator (paper clip icon
if attachment present), an envelope icon to display the message, a delete
marker for deleting groups of messages, the message "From" address &
subject, date, size, and a delete button to delete only this message.
Previous and Next buttons:
If you have more than one message in your inbox, you can switch between
messages. Clicking the "Next" button displays the next higher numbered
message, or an error message will appear if no higher message number is
present. Clicking the "Previous" button displays the next lower numbered
message, or a message will appear if no lower message number is present.
Headers button: Clicking
on the headers button reveals additional information that is useful to
determine the true origin of questionable messages. The from-address
in spam mail is frequently forged. The received-from tells where
the message actually came from.
Printing messages: There
is no Print option, but you can print your messages using the Print feature
included in your browser. To print a message, open the item you would like
to print and click anywhere within it to make sure that its frame is active.
To print using Netscape, click on the File menu and choose "Print Frame...",
click the OK button when prompted. To print using Internet Explorer, click
on the File menu and choose "Print...", click the OK button when prompted.
This will print all text in the active frame, including any text that you
must scroll down to see.
Attachments: When you
receive a message that contains an attachment you will see a paper clip
icon next to the message number when viewing the contents of your inbox.
Attachments may appear in a message in two different places. Sometimes,
an attachment will appear within the body of a message itself (such as
jpg pictures). At other times, you will find an attachment after the message
Saving and Viewing Attachments:
To view an attachment that is not displayed in the body of the message,
save then open it. To save the attachment, right click the attachment link
or image and choose either "Save Link as.." (Netscape) or "Save Target
As.." (Internet Explorer). A new window will open where you can save the
attachment as a file. Select the destination folder, enter the file name
including the file extension (example: myfile.doc), set "Save As Type"
to "All Files", and click "Save". Open the saved file to view the attachment.
Deleting mail: While
viewing the contents of your inbox there are two ways to delete messages.
Individual messages can be deleted by clicking on the "delete" button for
that message. Groups of messages can be deleted by checking the "Mark"
boxes, and clicking on the "Delete Marked" button.
Creating a message:
Once you've logged into your mail account, you can send e-mail to any valid
e-mail address. Click the "Compose" button on the left-hand navigation
bar to begin composing a message.
Filling in the "To", "Cc",
"From", "Subject" and "STMP server" fields: Select the "To:" field
to specify the recipient's e-mail address. To send your message to more
than one person, add additional e-mail addresses in the "To:" field separated
by commas. Note that you must always specify at least one recipient in
the "To:" field. If you do not, an error message will appear when you attempt
to send the message. Tab to the "Cc:" field and enter the e-mail addresses
of those to whom you would like to send a "carbon copy" of your message
with multiple addresses separated by commas. Tab over the "From" field
which is preset. Tab to the "Subject" field and enter the subject of your
message. Tab over the SMTP Server field which is preset.
Text Box: Select or
tab to the large text box to enter the contents of your message. You can
paste text into your text box from another source using copy and paste.
Spell checking: No spelling
checker is provided. If it is necessary to do a spelling check, compose
your message in a word processor with a spelling checker, and copy and
paste the message to the message text block.
Attaching files: To
attach a file to your message, click the "Attach" button located after
the text block, then click the "Browse" button to select a file or enter
its name. When you've selected a file, click the "Open" button to attach
it to your message. If you want to cancel the attachment, click the "Cancel"
button. You can send up to two attachments in any e-mail message.
Sending the message: Once
you have completed the above steps, click the "Send button" to send the
message or the "Cancel" button to cancel the message.
Replying to a message: To
reply to a message that you have received in your mail account, you must
first display the message on your screen by clicking the "Show" button.
When you have the message displayed, click the "Reply" button located before
the text block to reply only to the sender of the message. If you would
like to send your reply to all of the other recipients of the message in
addition to the sender, click the "Reply All" button. Then enter your reply
message and click the "Send" button.
Forwarding a message: To
forward a message that you have received in your mail account, first display
the message on your screen by clicking the "Show" button. When you have
the message open, click the "Forward" button located after the message
box, and enter the forwarding address in the "To" field. Then click the