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    1 = Quickstart
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     4= Quickstart =
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    36This chapter is meant to be a step-by-step guide to the way YAM
     
    912 1. Get the following information from your Internet provider:
    1013    [[BR]]
    11       Your e-mail address[[BR]]
    12       The Internet address of the mail server (so called POP- or SMTP server)[[BR]]
    13       Your password, required to log in on the mail server
     14      - Your e-mail address[[BR]]
     15      - The Internet address of the mail server (so called POP- or SMTP server)[[BR]]
     16      - Your password, required to log in on the mail server
    1417    As an example here's the setup for a fictitious user named 'John
    1518    Doe' living in Britain.  His e-mail address is 'jdoe\@example.com'
     
    2225
    2326 3. The program must be configured before you can do anything else.
    24     Choose 'Configuration' from the 'Settings' menu or simply click
    25     the button with the question mark to open the configuration
    26     window.  The sheet which then appears is called 'First  Steps',
     27    Choose '[[Configuration|Configuration]]' from the '[[Menus#FixMainSettings|Settings]]' menu or simply click
     28    the button [[Image(http://yam.ch/export/HEAD/trunk/resources/themes/default/toolbar/tb_Config)]] to open the configuration
     29    window.  The sheet which then appears is called '[[Configuration#FixFirstSteps|First  Steps]]',
    2730    and this is where you must enter the information needed for data
    2831    transfer.  Following our example this is:
     
    4043 4. YAM allows you to define a text passage which will be appended to
    4144    all of your e-mail as a complimentary closing phrase.  To define it
    42     you have to click on 'Write' in the list on the left hand side of
     45    you have to click on '[[Configuration#FixWrite|Write]]' in the list on the left hand side of
    4346    the configuration window.  On the page appearing now select the
    4447    text field 'Welcome phrase', delete the original text by hitting
     
    5356
    5457 6. After saving the settings you're back in the main window.  Click
    55     the button 'Write' (sixth button from the left) or choose 'New'
    56     from the 'Message' menu.  The editor window will open.  Insert
     58    the button 'Write' [[Image(http://yam.ch/export/HEAD/trunk/resources/themes/default/toolbar/tb_NewMail)]] or choose 'New'
     59    from the 'Message' menu.  The [[Windows/Writewindow|editor window]] will open.  Insert
    5760    the e-mail address of the recipient into the 'To' textfield (e.g.
    5861    'jdoe\@example.com').  Normally of course you would put someone
     
    7679    folder by clicking on 'Outgoing' in the folder list contained in
    7780    the main window.  Send the message by clicking the 'Send' button
    78     (fifth button from the right hand  side).  The transfer status
     81    [[Image(http://yam.ch/export/HEAD/trunk/resources/themes/default/toolbar/tb_SendAll)]].  The transfer status
    7982    window will appear and report progress as YAM logs in on the
    8083    mail server and sends the message.
     
    8386    'Outgoing' folder.  Don't panic!  It has been moved to the 'Sent'
    8487    folder.  The letter symbol in the list has a little stamp on it
    85     now, which means that the message has been sent successfully.
     88    now [[Image(http://yam.ch/export/HEAD/trunk/resources/themes/default/status/status_sent)]],
     89    which means that the message has been sent successfully.
    8690
    87 10. When you double-click the message, the read window will open. You should be able to recognize the text written by you. The lines in the upper part of the message have been inserted by YAM and contain data needed for mail transfer (the so-called "headers").
     9110. When you double-click the message, the [[Windows/Readwindow|read window]] will open. You should be able to recognize the text written by you. The lines in the upper part of the message have been inserted by YAM and contain data needed for mail transfer (the so-called "headers").
    8892
    89 11. Since you've written the mail to yourself you should start looking for new mail now.  Click the read window to the background or close it, then click on the 'Get' button (sixth button from the right hand side).
     9311. Since you've written the mail to yourself you should start looking for new mail now.  Click the read window to the background or close it, then click on the 'Get' button [[Image(http://yam.ch/export/HEAD/trunk/resources/themes/default/toolbar/tb_GetMail)]].
    9094
    919512. The transfer status window you saw before opens again and you can watch how YAM downloads your mail from the mail server.  Provided that everything runs as it should, a requester will open up with the message that you  have received new mail.  You can read the mail in the 'Incoming' folder.
     
    9498essential functions of YAM.  For further explanations and more detailed
    9599information on single topics, please read the following chapters.
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