Changes between Version 15 and Version 16 of Documentation/Windows


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Oct 7, 2013, 10:29:28 PM (15 months ago)
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  • Documentation/Windows

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    88How to receive and send mail, copy it, etc.
    99
     10YAM's main window is laid out as shown:
     11
     12
     13   Menu bar: [[menus#FixMainProject| Project ]] [[menus#FixMainEdit| Edit ]] [[menus#FixMainNavigation| Navigation ]] [[menus#FixMainFolder| Folder ]] [[menus#FixMainMessage| Message ]] [[menus#FixMainSettings| Settings ]] [[menus#FixMainScripts| Scripts ]] [[menus#FixMainHelp| Help ]]
     14
     15 
     16  ||||              Toolbar                                  ||
     17  ||||                       Status bar                       ||
     18  ||                 ||                                      ||
     19  ||                 ||          Message list               ||
     20  ||  Folder list   ||                                      ||
     21  ||                 ||      This shows the contents         ||
     22  ||                 ||      of the selected folder          ||
     23  ||                 ||-------------------------------------------||
     24  ||                 ||       Embedded read pane             ||
     25  ||                 ||       Shows the contents of the      ||
     26  ||                 ||       currently selected mail        ||
     27  ||                 ||                                      ||
     28
    1029=== Main window – Folder list ===
     30The following four standard 'mailbox' folders are always present:
     31
     32'''Incoming'''
     33     This mailbox holds new messages addressed to you.  Whenever
     34     you download new mail, this is where the new messages will go
     35     initially.  You can, however, redistribute incoming messages
     36     to other folders, as desired, using [[co03| filters ]].
     37
     38'''Outgoing'''
     39     This mailbox holds the messages which you have written and which
     40     you intend to transmit the next time you go online.
     41
     42'''Sent'''
     43     Here you can see the messages which you have already sent.
     44     Messages are moved to this box (from 'Outgoing') when they are
     45     actually transmitted.  Again, you can use [[co03| filters ]] to transfer
     46     sent messages to other folders.
     47
     48'''Trash'''
     49     This box contains messages marked for deletion.  Normally messages
     50     are not actually deleted from the hard disk until you quit YAM.
     51     This allows you to recover messages deleted earlier in the session.
     52
     53Using the [[menus#FixMainFolder| folder menu ]] you can create more folders to hold messages
     54which you have received and/or sent, so you can arrange the mails in
     55whatever way you like, including arranging them in groups.
     56
     57The folder list can have upto five columns: Name of the folder,
     58number of messages (in total, new or unread) as well as the size of
     59the folder.  Which of these columns are actually shown depends on how
     60you set up [[co08| lists ]] in the configuration; you can also use the context
     61menu (click RMB on the column headings) to have some columns temporary
     62enabled or disabled.  The column widths can be adjusted by using the
     63mouse to drag the thin lines separating the column headings in the
     64folder list itself.  The order of the columns can be modified by
     65dragging the column headings sideways.
     66
     67The folders themselves can be rearranged by [[drag| Drag&Drop ]].
     68
     69If the name of the folder is shown in white, this means that the box
     70contains new or unread mail.  When the numerical indication is missing,
     71this shows that the folder has not been scanned, which saves storage
     72space.
     73
     74The coloring of folder groups is special: they always appear in white,
     75as in "Personal".  If a folder in a group contains new or unread mail,
     76the name of the group will show up as bold, as in "'''Personal'''".
     77
     78If you "park" the mouse pointer over the list for some seconds, a
     79help bubble containing information about the current folder pops up.
     80
     81To see the contents of any particular folder, click on that row in the
     82folder list.  The message list appears at the right, maybe after a slight
     83pause.
     84
     85You can also use the numeric keys 0..9 to change the current folder
     86to one of the first 10 folders in the list ('0' for the first folder,
     87'1' for the second, etc.).  If the key you press applies to the current
     88folder, the message list will be refreshed instead.
     89
     90Double-clicking an entry in the list opens the [[fo_w| configuration window ]]
     91where you can edit the properties of the selected folder or group.
    1192
    1293=== Main window – Message list ===
     94The message list can have upto eight columns, the contents being
     95set in the [[co08| lists ]] configuration.  You can also use the context menu
     96(click RMB on the column headings) to have some columns temporary enabled
     97or disabled.
     98
     99'''Message status'''
     100     One or more icons showing the status of the message.
     101
     102 ||   Message status            ||    Icon     ||
     103 ||||------------------------------------------------------------------------||
     104 ||New messages                  ||back of envelope with an 'N'||
     105 ||||  New, unread message downloaded the last time mail was collected.||
     106 ||||||
     107 ||Unread messages               ||back of sealed envelope||
     108 ||||  Messages which have not yet been read.||
     109 ||||||
     110 ||Read messages                 ||opened envelope||
     111 ||||  Messages which have already been read.||
     112 ||||||
     113 ||Answered messages             ||opened envelope with an 'R'||
     114 ||||  Messages which have already been answered.||
     115 ||||||
     116 ||Forwarded messages            ||opened envelope with an 'F'||
     117 ||||  Messages which have been forwarded to a third party.||
     118 ||||||
     119 ||Unsent messages               ||front of envelope||
     120 ||||  Messages in 'Outgoing', ready to send.||
     121 ||||||
     122 ||Held messages                 ||envelope (front) with an 'H'||
     123 ||||  Messages in 'Outgoing' which need further work before sending.||
     124 ||||||
     125 ||Sent messages                 ||stamped envelope||
     126 ||||  Messages which have already been sent.||
     127 ||||||
     128 ||Failed messages               ||torn envelope||
     129 ||||  Messages which failed, due to an error encountered in transmission.||
     130 ||||||
     131 ||Messages with attachment(s)   ||paper clip||
     132 ||||  Messages with one or more files attached.||
     133 ||||||
     134 ||Locked messages               ||grey key||
     135 ||||  Messages which have been encrypted with PGP.||
     136 ||||||
     137 ||Signed messages               ||orange key||
     138 ||||  Messages which have been signed with PGP.||
     139 ||||||
     140 ||Status report                 ||little sign with the letter 'i'||
     141 ||||  Automatic reply from the mail server or the recipient's mail program.||
     142 ||||||
     143 ||Important message             ||exclamation mark||
     144 ||||  Message noted as important by the sender.||
     145 ||||||
     146 ||Marked messages               ||light bulb or sender/recipient in bold letters||
     147 ||||  Messages which have been locally "marked" for some reason.||
     148
     149'''Sender/Recipient'''
     150     E-mail address or, in this case, the name of the sender or
     151     recipient of the message, depending on the type of mailbox.  If
     152     the message was sent to several people at the same time, a little
     153     icon appears in front of the name, showing three tiny heads.
     154
     155'''Subject'''
     156     Subject of the message.  When the messages are sorted according
     157     to the subject, the prefixes Re: and AW: are ignored.
     158
     159'''Date'''
     160     The date the message was written, calculated according to the
     161     local time (for you).  For this to work, both you and the sender
     162     must have set your correct [[co00| timezone ]], and the system date and
     163     time must be correct on both ends.
     164
     165'''Filename'''
     166     Name of the file containing the message.
     167
     168'''Reply address'''
     169     Contents of the "Reply-To:" header in the message.  If this is
     170     missing, then the sender's address is given (the "From:" header).
     171
     172'''Size'''
     173     Size of the message.
     174
     175'''Date sent/received'''
     176     The date the message was sent or received, depending on the type
     177     of mailbox.  Again, for this to work properly, both you and the
     178     sender must have set your correct [[co00| timezone ]], and the system
     179     date and time must be correct on both ends.
     180
     181
     182The column widths can be adjusted by using the mouse to drag the
     183thin lines separating the column headings in the message list itself.
     184The order of the columns can be modified by dragging the column headings
     185sideways.
     186
     187A little arrow in the one of the column headings shows how the
     188messages are sorted.  One click on a column heading causes the messages
     189to be sorted according to this property.  A second click on the same
     190heading reverses the order of sorting (Z->A instead of A->Z).  To set
     191the second sort key, keep the Shift key pressed while clicking on the
     192column heading.  These changes are only temporary; if you want to make
     193them permanent you must do this in the [[fo_w| folder settings ]] window.
     194
     195If you "park" the mouse pointer over the list for some seconds, a
     196help bubble containing information about the current message pops up.
     197
     198A double click on an entry in the list opens a [[re_w| Read window ]] and
     199displays the corresponding message.  You can use the mouse to move
     200messages to another folder.  Click on an entry and drag down (holding
     201the left mouse button) to mark a block of messages.  Then click and
     202[[drag| drag ]] the marked block to the left, into the folder list, and drop it
     203onto the chosen folder.
    13204
    14205=== Main window – Toolbar ===
     206The toolbar gives you easy access the most frequently used functions.
     207
     208   || 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 ||  || 6 || 7 || 8 ||  || 9 ||10 ||  ||11 ||12 ||13 ||14 ||15 ||
     209
     210The table shows the equivalences between buttons (position and
     211label), keyboard shortcuts and menu commands.  You can choose whether
     212to show icons, labels or both on the buttons: see [[mam4| Settings/MUI ]].
     213
     214
     215 ||     Button   ||   Shortcut  ||  Equivalent to menu...  ||
     216 ||||||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||
     217 || 1   [Read]      ||D,<return>  ||[[mam3| Message/Read ]]||
     218 || 2   [Edit]      ||E           ||[[mam3| Message/Edit ]]||
     219 || 3   [Move]      ||V           ||[[mam3| Message/Move... ]]||
     220 || 4   [Delete]    ||L,<del>     ||[[mam3| Message/Delete ]]||
     221 || 5   [GetAdd]    ||T           ||[[mam3| Message/Save Address... ]]||
     222 || || || ||
     223 || 6   [New]       ||N           ||[[mam3| Message/Write ]]||
     224 || 7   [Reply]     ||R           ||[[mam3| Message/Reply... ]]||
     225 || 8   [Forward]   ||W           ||[[mam3| Message/Forward... ]]||
     226 || || || ||
     227 || 9   [Get]       ||G           ||[[mam2| Folder/Get new mail ]]||
     228 || 10   [Send]      ||S           ||[[mam2| Folder/Send queued mail ]]||
     229 || || || ||
     230 || 11   [Spam]      ||A           ||[[mam2| Folder/Apply Spam filter ]]||
     231 || 12   [Filter]    ||I           ||[[mam2| Folder/Filter ]]||
     232 || 13   [Find]      ||F           ||[[mam2| Folder/Search... ]]||
     233 || 14   [Addr]      ||A           ||[[mam4| Settings/Address book... ]]||
     234 || 15   [Config]    ||C           ||[[mam4| Settings/Configuration... ]]||
     235
     236
     237Additional features are available by clicking a toolbar button while
     238holding down a certain qualifier key:
     239
     240 Shift + [Delete]    Immediately deletes the messages\\
     241 Shift + [Reply]     Forces a private reply (address in the "From:" field is used)\\
     242 Shift + [Forward]   Bounces the message\\
     243 Shift + [Get]       Starts a mail exchange\\
     244 Shift + [Filter]    Filters the active message(s) only\\
     245 Alt   + [Reply]     Forces a mailing list reply (address in the "Reply-To:" field is used)\\
     246 Ctrl  + [Reply]     Omits quoting of the original message\\
     247 Ctrl  + [Forward]   Omits forwarding of the attachments\\
    15248
    16249== Write window ==