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Mail tab

The Mail tab within VPOP3 webmail enables you to manage your sent and received messages.

As you can see from the screenshot, the page is divided into three main sections:

Mail tab - VPOP3 Version 5 Webmail

Page structure

Mail toolbar

The Mail toolbar contains the following buttons:

  • New Message → Launch a tab to compose a new message
  • Reply → Launch a tab to compose a reply to the selected message
  • Reply All → Launch a tab to compose a reply to all recipients and the sender of the selected message
  • Forward → Launch a tab to forward the selected message
  • Resend → Launch a tab to resend a verbatim copy of the selected message
  • Edit Draft → Launch a tab to resume editing the selected draft message. Displayed in place of Resend
  • Delete → Delete the selected message(s) - Send to Deleted Items / permanently delete from Deleted Items folder
  • Mark As Spam → Quarantine the selected message
  • DownloadVersion 5+ - Downloads a .eml format copy of the email to the user's web browser
  • OpenVersion 5+ - Launch a tab to view the message in 'fullscreen'
  • Refresh → Refresh the Mail tab - check for any changes, i.e. any new messages, any messages/folders that have been affected by another user or email client.
  • Search → Perform a keyword search to filter the displayed messages

Mail folders

The left panel forms a tree structure to display the various mail folders. Subfolders are stored within branches. Any branch of the tree can be opened/closed by pressing the +/- icons next to the parent folder.

Selected folder messages

The top-right panel is a grid containing fields: From, Subject, Date, read, flagged, with attachments, Size. By default, 50 messages are displayed at a time, with page navigation options made available once enough messages are present.

Selected message display

The bottom-right panel displays the currently selected message. It contains a header bar, which provides the most commonly required header information: Subject, From, To, Date. An Options button enables you to:

  • Show Headers → Launch a dialogue box with the full message headers
  • Print Message → Output a printer-friendly display of the message and launch the printer options dialogue

Underneath, the message appears, with vertical and horizontal scrollbars, if required. Further boxes may appear if:

  • The message has attachments
  • Images have been blocked

Performing actions

Moving messages

There are three ways to move a message to a different folder:

  1. Drag and drop
    1. Select the message(s) you wish to move
    2. Left-click and hold the mouse button down, over a selected message
    3. Drag the mouse to the left, over the desired new folder. The mouse cursor should be accompanied by a tick icon.
    4. Let go of the mouse button
  2. Right-click context menu
    1. Select the message(s) you wish to move
    2. Right-click on a selected message
    3. Left-click on “Move to folder”
    4. Select the target folder
    5. Left-click on “Move to folder”
  3. Message menu
    1. Select the message(s) you wish to move
    2. Left-click on the “Message” option in the Menu bar
    3. Left-click on “Move to folder”
    4. Select the target folder
    5. Left-click on “Move to folder”

Copying messages

To copy messages, you may either use the Right-click context menu or Message menu options above, but you must select “Copy to folder” in place of “Move to folder”.

Marking messages read/unread

There are three ways to change the read status of a message:

  1. Right-click context menu
    1. Select the message(s) you wish to mark
    2. Right-click on a selected message
    3. Left-click on “Mark Read”
    4. Right-click and choose “Mark Read” again to alternate the read status
  2. Message menu
    1. Select the message(s) you wish to move
    2. Left-click on the “Message” option in the Menu bar
    3. Left-click on “Mark Read” or “Mark Unread” as appropriate
  3. Read 'circle' icon
    1. The fourth grid column contains a blue circle that is filled blue for unread messages and see-through for read messages
    2. Click on the circle icon for a message to toggle its read status

Flagging messages

There are two ways to flag/unflag a message:

  1. Right-click context menu
    1. As per marking a message as read, but use “Mark Flagged” in place of “Mark Read”
  2. Flagged 'star' icon
    1. The fifth grid column contains a star that is filled yellow for flagged messages and see-through for unflagged messages
    2. Click on the star icon for a message to toggle its flagged status
reference/mail_tab.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/14 10:45 (external edit)