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     2[[TOC(titleindex, heading=Documentation Contents, notitle, depth=2, es:Documentation/*)]]
     4= Inicio Rápido =
     6This chapter is meant to be a step-by-step guide to the way YAM
     7works.  It is assumed that you already have YAM installed on your
     8system and that you're using Miami as your TCP/IP software.
     10If you have used YAM before, you probably can skip this chapter.
     12 1. Get the following information from your Internet provider:
     13    [[BR]]
     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
     17    As an example here's the setup for a fictitious user named 'John
     18    Doe' living in Britain.  His e-mail address is 'jdoe\'
     19    and the address of his mail server is ''.  His
     20    password is 'nguz56'.
     22 2. Start YAM by double-clicking its icon.  After the copyright window
     23    has closed, the main window should open with two listings (folder
     24    list & message list) and a row of buttons.
     26 3. The program must be configured before you can do anything else.
     27    Choose '[[Configuration|Configuration]]' from the '[[Menus#FixMainSettings|Settings]]' menu or simply click
     28    the button [[Image(]] to open the configuration
     29    window.  The sheet which then appears is called '[[Configuration#FixFirstSteps|First  Steps]]',
     30    and this is where you must enter the information needed for data
     31    transfer.  Following our example this is:
     32    [[BR]]
     33      Real Name:     John Doe[[BR]]
     34      Email address:[[BR]]
     35      Mail server:[[BR]]
     36      Password:      nguz56[[BR]]
     37      Time zone:     GMT
     38    For security reasons the password textfield only shows stars, one
     39    for each character you type.  If daylight saving time applies to
     40    you at the time of installation, switch on the adjustment for it
     41    (right beneath the time zone).
     43 4. YAM allows you to define a text passage which will be appended to
     44    all of your e-mail as a complimentary closing phrase.  To define it
     45    you have to click on '[[Configuration#FixWrite|Write]]' in the list on the left hand side of
     46    the configuration window.  On the page appearing now select the
     47    text field 'Welcome phrase', delete the original text by hitting
     48    RAmiga-X and insert something such as:
     49    [[BR]]
     50      Kind regards,\n  Joe
     51    The control string \n forces a new line after the word
     52    'regards'.
     54 5. Save the settings now by clicking on [Save].  YAM now has sufficient
     55    data to allow you to write your first message.
     57 6. After saving the settings you're back in the main window.  Click
     58    the button 'Write' [[Image(]] or choose 'New'
     59    from the 'Message' menu.  The [[Windows/Writewindow|editor window]] will open.  Insert
     60    the e-mail address of the recipient into the 'To' textfield (e.g.
     61    'jdoe\').  Normally of course you would put someone
     62    else's address, but right now you want to test the system, so put
     63    your own address instead.  Insert two or three words to indicate
     64    the subject into the 'Subject' text field ('test' will do nicely
     65    for this one!).  Now click in the large blank area and type the
     66    actual message.
     68    If you were using YAM in a normal way, and wished to send copies
     69    (including hidden copies) to anyone, this could be done by clicking
     70    on 'Options', thus activating the third of the three sheets
     71    (Message, Attachments, Options) in the Write window.
     73 7. Assuming you are not currently online (Miami is not running),
     74    click on [Send later].  This sends the message to the 'Outgoing'
     75    folder as opposed to transmitting the message right away [Send
     76    now].
     78 8. Now start Miami and connect to the Internet.  Open the 'Outgoing'
     79    folder by clicking on 'Outgoing' in the folder list contained in
     80    the main window.  Send the message by clicking the 'Send' button
     81    [[Image(]].  The transfer status
     82    window will appear and report progress as YAM logs in on the
     83    mail server and sends the message.
     85 9. As you've probably noticed the mail has vanished from the
     86    'Outgoing' folder.  Don't panic!  It has been moved to the 'Sent'
     87    folder.  The letter symbol in the list has a little stamp on it
     88    now [[Image(]],
     89    which means that the message has been sent successfully.
     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").
     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(]].
     9512. 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.
     97If you've made it this far without major problems, you now know the
     98essential functions of YAM.  For further explanations and more detailed
     99information on single topics, please read the following chapters.