MultiNet WebMail -
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 screen
- Compose - go to new message composition screen
Folders - go to folder selection screen
Addresses - go to address book screen
Options - go to user profile and options screen
Accounts - go to multiple mail account setup screen
- 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 box.
- 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
- 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 "Send" button.
Creating a new folder:
To create a new folder, use the menu bar to the folders screen and
type a name for the new folder in the text-box on this screen. Then,
click the NEW FOLDER button to create the new
Placing mail in a
folder: To place a message in a folder, view the message. From
the list of folders appearing at the top of the message, select a
folder to move the message to and click the TRANSFER
contents: To view the contents of a folder, either switch to the
folder screen using the menu bar and select the folder to view or
select the folder from the list at the top of the message list screen
and click the CHANGE button.
Deleting a folder:
To delete a folder, switch to the folder screen. If Mailman will
permit the folder to be deleted, a checkbox will appear next to it
under the column marked delete. Mailman will not let you
delete the inbox, sent, or trash folders.
Mailman will also not let you delete a folder that is not
Viewing the address
book: To view the address book, click on the ADDRESSES
button on the menu bar.
Adding an individual
address to the book: To add an individual email address to your
address book, go to the address book screen and click the button
marked NEW under the section marked individuals. Fill
out the form produced with the address and an alias for
Adding a group address
to the book: To add an entry that will represent several email
addresses, click on the button marked NEW under the section
marked Groups. Fill in the form produced with an alias and
addresses (or aliases for the addresses), one per
Composing a message to
someone in the address book: To send mail to someone in the
address book, simply compose a message and put the alias for the
address in the TO: line in the compose form. Alternately, go
to the address book screen, locate the person you wish to mail, and
click the COMPOSE next to the address book
Changing an address
book entry: To change an entry in the address book, switch to the
address book screen and click the EDIT button next to the entry
you wish to change. Make necessary changes in the form
Deleting an address
book entry: To delete an entry in the address book, switch to the
address book screen and click the DELETE button next to the
entry you wish to delete.
Setting real name:
Many email clients have support for a "real name," a name that
appears next to or instead of the email address. To set a real name
that recipients of your mail will see, switch to the preferences
screen, type your real name in the "real name" text field, and click
the button marked SAVE at the bottom of the preferences form.
addresss: By default, your email address will appear to others as
your username at your popserver. If you wish to change this to a
different email address, fill in the desired email address in the
"email address" field in the preferences screen and click the
SAVE button at the bottom.
outgoing server: Mailman by default requires users to enter an
SMTP server when a message is composed. To set a default SMTP server
to use every time, enter its name in the "default outgoing server"
field and then click on the SAVE button at the
Mailman has a default behavior for mail management that you may or
may not choose to change. A list of behaviors you may choose to alter
are listed on the preferences screen. To enable one of the
preferences, check the box next to it. To disable it, uncheck the
box. Click the SAVE button at the bottom when
Location: Mailman can be set to either start up in the inbox or at
the folder list. To change startup location, simply check the
location desired and click the SAVE button at the bottom when
Creating new accounts:
To create a new account, simply go to the accounts screen and
click the button labelled NEW. Mailman will produce a form.
Fill out the form with the account username, password, and POP server,
and select a folder for mail from this account to be placed into.
Then, click the SAVE button.
accounts: Mailman will check all accounts it has been configured
for and automatically drop mail into their listed folders every time
the folders screen is visited.
information: To edit an account's information, click the
EDIT button next to the account and edit its information in the
accounts: To delete an account, click on the DELETE button
next to the account.
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