Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Documentation/Menus

Oct 13, 2013 9:45:56 PM (14 months ago)



  • Documentation/Menus

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     3= Menu entries = 
     5== Main window == 
     8=== Project menu === 
     11     Shows [[User license| Copyright Information ]] for this program. 
     14'''Project/About MUI''' 
     15     Shows copyright and version information for [[mui| MUI ]]. 
     18'''Project/Check version''' 
     19     Fetches information about the newest version of YAM from the YAM 
     20     homepage.  Make sure that you are online before calling this 
     21     function.  YAM then tells you whether there is an update for 
     22     your version.  The button [Visit Homepage] will then start an 
     23     [[Configuration#FixScripts| ARexx script ]] which connects your browser to the YAM homepage. 
     26'''Project/Show last message''' 
     27     Shows recent error messages. 
     31     Forces a "warm start" of YAM.  You can use this to login in again 
     32     using [[Window multiple users| another username ]], for instance. 
     36     This switches the program to iconified mode.  The icon will still 
     37     show the [[Window main#FixStatus| status ]] of those folders for whom the "AppIcon stats" has 
     38     been activated in the [[Window folder| folder settings ]]; also, the periodic mail 
     39     check and any [[rexx| ARexx ]] scripts remain active.  The appearance of the 
     40     mailbox icons can be changed, if you want -- all you have to do is 
     41     to put new files '''''', '''''', '''''' and '''''' 
     42     into YAM's '''/Icons''' directory. 
     46     Exit from YAM. 
     49=== Folder menu === 
     52'''Folder/New folder...''' 
     53     Creates a new folder and inserts it below the current one.  If the 
     54     folder directory already exists (e.g. a folder of another user), 
     55     select "Existing directory".  To create a new folder you can either 
     56     use YAM's "Internal defaults" or copy the settings from the current 
     57     folder ("Like current").  Now a [[Window folder| configuration panel ]] opens where 
     58     you can modify the properties of the new folder. 
     61'''Folder/New folder group...''' 
     62     Creates a new folder group and inserts it at the end of the 
     63     folder list.  Groups are useful to group your folders in 
     64     categories, saving also precious state space in your folder list. 
     65     Folders can also be nested, i.e. you can insert a group into 
     66     another group. 
     70     Opens a [[Window folder| configuration panel ]] where you can modify the properties 
     71     of the current folder.  If a group is selected, only its name can 
     72     be changed here. 
     76     Removes the current (user defined) folder, asking for confirmation 
     77     first.  When a group is deleted, its contents simply move one place 
     78     up in the tree. 
     81'''Folder/Order >>  Save | Reset''' 
     82     Saves or restores the order of the folders in their [[Window main#FixFolderList| list ]]. 
     83     This order is also saved when modifing the folder settings. 
     87     Opens the [[Window search| Search window ]], which allows you to find any particular 
     88     message. 
     92     Applies the user defined [[Configuration#FixFilters| filters ]] to all messages in the current 
     93     folder.  Filters are of the form 'On query, take action', the 
     94     options being defined in the configuration settings. 
     97'''Folder/Apply Spam filter''' 
     98     Applies the Spam filter to all messages in the current folder. 
     101'''Folder/Empty trash''' 
     102     Actually deletes the messages in the 'Trash' folder. 
     105'''Folder/Update index''' 
     106     Scans the directory for the current folder and builds a new index 
     107     file.  Normally YAM updates the index file automatically, as 
     108     needed.  However it can be useful to force an index update after 
     109     a crash or in the event of a problem. 
     112'''Folder/Flush indices''' 
     113     Removes the indices of the user defined folders, which is helpful 
     114     if you're low on memory.  If you change to one of these folders at 
     115     a later time, the index will be reloaded from the hard disk. 
     119     Allows the import of a mail file created by a different application. 
     120     The file must be in standard MBOX mailbox format as generated by 
     121     external mail server client programs like AmiPOP or IMAP clients. 
     122     Such a file may contain several messages, which are identified by 
     123     their "From:" and "Date:" headers. 
     127     Saves all the messages in the current folder to a single file, 
     128     so that they can be read by a different e-mail client (see the 
     129     previous option). 
     132'''Folder/Send queued mail''' 
     133     Transmits all messages in the Outgoing mailbox (except for those 
     134     which are on 'Hold'). 
     137'''Folder/Exchange mail''' 
     138     First fetches new mail from your mail server and then sends the 
     139     messages in the Outgoing mailbox.  This simply combines the 
     140     actions of 'Get new mail' and 'Send queued mail'. 
     143'''Folder/Get new mail''' 
     144     Attempts to connect to the mail server, checks whether there is 
     145     new mail waiting and if so downloads it into the 'Incoming' 
     146     mailbox.  If you have specified more than one [[Configuration#FixPOP3| POP3 account ]], 
     147     those marked as "Active" will all be checked in turn. 
     150'''Folder/Check single account''' 
     151     If you have set up several POP3 accounts, you can use this function 
     152     to check any single account. 
     155=== Message menu === 
     159     Loads the selected message into the [[Window read| Read window ]]. 
     163     Allows you to edit a message you have composed earlier. 
     167     Moves one or more messages into another folder.  You can also do 
     168     this by [[Windows#FixDrag| dragging ]] the message(s) from the message list into the 
     169     [[Window main#FixFolderList| folder list ]] and dropping them onto the desired destination. 
     173     Allows you to duplicate a message.  The copy is identical to the 
     174     original apart from its filename on disk. 
     178     Moves one or more messages to the 'Deleted' folder (from which 
     179     they can be recovered if needed).  If you want messages actually to 
     180     be deleted immediately, check "Remove messages immediately" in the 
     181     [[Configuration#FixMisc| Miscellaneous ]] configuration settings.  The <DEL> key works as 
     182     a keyboard shortcut for this menu item, while <Shift-Del> forces 
     183     immediate deletion from the hard disk, regardless of the 
     184     configuration settings. 
     188     Sends the readable part (text and headers) of the message(s) to the 
     189     printer. 
     193     Saves the text (and headers) of one or more messages, creating 
     194     a separate file for each message.  Should you want to save all 
     195     the messages in the folder to a single file in mailbox (MBOX) 
     196     format, use [[#FixFolderExport| Folder/Export ]] instead. 
     199'''Message/Attachments >>  Save''' 
     200     Saves the attached files from one or more messages in a directory 
     201     you select. 
     204'''Message/Attachments >>  Crop''' 
     205     Deletes, without further warning, the MIME attachments from one or 
     206     more messages, in order to save storage space.  A notice about the 
     207     deleted data is written into any message cropped in this way. 
     211     Saves one or more messages to a single file, so that they can be 
     212     read by a different e-mail client (see also [[#FixFolderImport| Folder/Import... ]]). 
     216     Opens the [[Window write| Write window ]], in which you can compose a new message. 
     220     Use this to reply to a message which someone has sent to you. 
     221     Subject and recipient headers are filled in automatically and the 
     222     original text is quoted.  It is also possible to select several 
     223     messages which will all be quoted in the same reply and sent back 
     224     to the original senders (''Multi-reply''). 
     228     This lets you send the contents of an e-mail on to another 
     229     recipient.  The subject and the body text are copied across whereas 
     230     a new message header is created.  At the beginning and the end of 
     231     the quoted text YAM inserts the phrases for forwarding, which you 
     232     can define in the [[Configuration#FixReplyForward| Reply ]] settings in the configuration.  You can 
     233     also select multiple messages, in which case these are combined 
     234     into a single forwarded message (''Multi-forward''). 
     238     This lets you send a message on to another recipient, with no 
     239     visible changes at all.  Only the '''To:''' field of the header is 
     240     changed and a couple of '''Resent:''' fields are added; the phrases 
     241     defined for forwarded messages are not used here. 
     244'''Message/Select >>  All | None | Toggle''' 
     245     Selects all the messages in the current folder, clears any 
     246     selection or toggles the selection (i.e. exchanges selected and 
     247     unselected items), respectively. 
     250'''Message/Save address...''' 
     251     The address of the sender of the selected message (or the 
     252     recipient's, depending on which type of mailbox is open) is added 
     253     to your [[Window addressbook| address book ]].  If multiple messages are selected or if 
     254     a message has several recipients, then you get the option of 
     255     creating a new distribution list. 
     258'''Message/Set status >> Marked | Unmarked | Read | Unread | Hold | Queued | Spam | No Spam | | All as Read''' 
     259     This changes the status of one or more messages.  Thus you can 
     260     release held messages in the Outgoing mailbox, mark unread 
     261     messages as read or manually mark suspicious mails as spam. 
     264'''Message/Change subject...''' 
     265     This alters the subject of one or more messages, so you can amend 
     266     irrelevant '''Subject:''' fields in messages you have received.  To 
     267     preserve the capability of tracing a thread back, the original 
     268     subject is saved in the message headers as '''X-Original-Subject:'''. 
     272     Makes a connection to the mail server and transmits the selected 
     273     messages.  If you want to send all the messages in the Outgoing 
     274     folder, then it is better to choose [[#FixFolderSend| Folder/Send queued mail ]]. 
     277=== Settings menu === 
     280'''Settings/Address book...''' 
     281     Lets you edit the entries in the [[Window addressbook| address book ]]. 
     285     Opens the [[Configuration| configuration window ]], in which you can change YAM's 
     286     settings. 
     290     Opens the [[Window multiple users| users window ]], where you can add new users 
     291     ("Multi-User"). 
     295     Opens the settings window for [[mui| MUI ]], where you can specify 
     296     virtually all of the visual features of YAM, including fonts, 
     297     palette, screen mode, background, borders, gadgets, keyboard 
     298     shortcuts and so on.  Please see the MUI documentation for more 
     299     information.  YAM utilises several MUI classes which were not in 
     300     the original release of MUI.  These MUI modules are: 
     303        NListviews: some of the lists in YAM, e.g. the message list\\ 
     304           Options: colors, fonts, miscellaneous, scrollbars.\\ 
     306           Toolbar: icon buttons in the YAM windows.\\ 
     307           Options: labels, spacing, fonts.\\ 
     309        TextEditor: internal editor as well as message display in the Read window\\ 
     310           Options: fonts, colors, cursor, separator, keybindings, spell checker.\\ 
     312         NListtree: structured lists: address book, folder list\\ 
     313           Options: appearance of lines and group icons.\\ 
     315      BetterString: general one-line text input field.\\ 
     316           Options: font, palette, cursor.\\ 
     319=== Scripts menu === 
     321'''Scripts/Execute script...''' 
     322     Lets you select an [[rexx| ARexx ]] script and run it.