Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Documentation/Windows/Foldersettings


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     1[[TranslatedPages]] 
     2 
     3= Folder settings = 
     4 
     5Apart from the standard 'Incoming', 'Outgoing', 'Sent' and 'Deleted' 
     6folders, you can create any number of additional folders.  These folders 
     7are useful e.g. for archiving received and/or sent mail, or for 
     8administrating mailing lists. 
     9 
     10Whenever you create a new folder or edit one that already exists, a 
     11settings window will open with the following options: 
     12 
     13 
     14'''Name''' 
     15     The name of the folder will appear in the folder listing in the 
     16     main window. 
     17 
     18     Example:  YAM mailing list 
     19 
     20 
     21'''Path''' 
     22     This is the path in which the messages, the '''.fconfig''' file and the 
     23     '''.index''' file of the actual folder will be saved.  Usually this is a 
     24     subdirectory of the actual basic folder directory, but you can 
     25     specify any other place, like another hard disk partition for 
     26     example. 
     27 
     28     Example:  YAM_ml 
     29 
     30 
     31'''Max. age''' 
     32     If you like, you can make YAM delete messages exceeding a certain 
     33     age automatically.  To do so, just drag the slider to select a 
     34     value different from zero (which stands for the maximum age of the 
     35     mail, in '''days''').  Then switch to the 'Start/Quit' configuration 
     36     sheet and activate the option 'Delete old mail'. 
     37 
     38     '''NOTE:''' Messages with the status 'new' or 'unread' will not be 
     39     deleted automatically. 
     40 
     41 
     42'''Type''' 
     43     Here you choose if the folder is for incoming and/or sent mail. 
     44     This influences the column titles and whose address is displayed 
     45     in the message list. 
     46 
     47 
     48'''Mode''' 
     49     Folders can be protected with a password and/or be compressed if 
     50     necessary.  There are the following modes available: 
     51{{{ 
     52     normal                    no password protection, no compression 
     53                               + fast 
     54                               - no protection of your e-mail from third persons 
     55                                 with access to your computer 
     56 
     57     simple protection         simple password protection, no compression 
     58                               + fast 
     59                               - your e-mails are protected within YAM only 
     60 
     61     compressed                XPK compression without password protection 
     62                               + saves hard disk space 
     63                               - slow, no protection for your e-mail 
     64 
     65     compressed with password  XPK compression with password protection 
     66                               + saves hard disk space, good protection 
     67                               - slow 
     68}}} 
     69     The XPK software package is needed for compressing.  It is not 
     70     contained in the YAM archive, but can be downloaded e.g. from 
     71     Aminet for free.  The settings for the compression library can be 
     72     found at [[co14| Miscellaneous ]]. 
     73 
     74 
     75'''Sort by''' 
     76     Here the primary order of the messages in the chosen folder is 
     77     specified.  You can have the mail sorted by message date, date 
     78     sent/received, sender, recipient, subject, size or status. 
     79     Concerning the message status, the messages will be sorted in 
     80     the following orders: 
     81 
     82       new > unread > read > replied > forwarded (for incoming mail)\\ 
     83       error sending > hold > in queue > sent (for outgoing mail)\\ 
     84 
     85     Additionally, several flags are also taken into account: 
     86 
     87       1 important\\ 
     88       2 marked\\ 
     89       3 PGP encrypted\\ 
     90       4 PGP signed\\ 
     91       5 status report\\ 
     92       6 contains attachments\\ 
     93 
     94     With the option 'Rev', the order will be reversed (e.g. Z-A 
     95     instead of A-Z). 
     96 
     97 
     98'''Then by''' 
     99     Here the secondary order of the messages in the chosen folder is 
     100     specified.  If for example mails are sorted by subject on a first 
     101     instance, messages with the same subject can be sorted by date or 
     102     author using this second key. 
     103 
     104 
     105'''AppIcon stats''' 
     106     Enable this if you want this folder's statistics to be added to 
     107     those shown in the application icon that YAM usually puts on the 
     108     Workbench screen.  By default, only the stats for the 'Incoming' 
     109     folder are noted there. 
     110 
     111     Exactly what data appears under the appicon depends on the label 
     112     set in the [[co14| Miscellaneous settings ]]. 
     113 
     114 
     115'''Mailing list support''' 
     116     Since not all mailing list servers set the "Reply-To:" field to the 
     117     correct address (which would be the mailing list address), YAM can 
     118     help you to work around this problem, offering also some other 
     119     nice tricks for a good measure. 
     120 
     121     When you reply to a mail contained in this folder, YAM checks if 
     122     the data in the "To:" field of the original message is matched by 
     123     the contents of the '''To: pattern''' field -- if they do, the address 
     124     entered in the '''To: address''' field will be inserted as the recipient 
     125     instead of the recipient's address contained in the original 
     126     message. 
     127 
     128     Additionally, if you have entered a '''From: address''', this will 
     129     replace your e-mail address when posting to the mailing list. 
     130     This is useful if you use different e-mail addresses for different 
     131     mailing lists, or just want to avoid SPAM. 
     132 
     133     You can also enter a '''Reply-To: address''' in case the mailing list 
     134     software doesn't set this. 
     135 
     136     The '''Autodetect''' button will try to guess what '''To: pattern''' and 
     137     '''To: address''' data should be used by scanning the first 5 messages 
     138     in the folder using the Smith&Waterman algorithm to search for 
     139     similarities between strings.  This should make it easier to find 
     140     the correct mailing list pattern. 
     141 
     142     Lastly, you can select the signature that will be used by default 
     143     when replying or posting new messages to this mailing list. 
     144 
     145     Examples on how to use the mailing list support settings are given 
     146     in the [[Tips & tricks| Tips & tricks ]] chapter.