Webmail Tips

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Webmail 101
  3. Using webmail
  4. Customizing webmail
  5. Working with folders
  6. Notes

1. Introduction

The math department's email server is being phased out and replaced by a so-called IMAP server. The new server is more secure, more reliable, and easier to maintain. It also comes with an excellent webmail program, called SquirrelMail. This page gives some tips on using this program. In what follows "webmail" always refers to SquirrelMail.

2. Webmail 101

  1. Folders (aka mailboxes) are listed on the left frame. The main folder is "INBOX"; this is where new messages are initially stored, and it's the equivalent of the "spool file", e.g., /var/mail/hildebr, on the old server.
  2. To display an index of the messages in a folder, click on this folder. Unread messages are marked in boldface; a plus sign (+) marks messages with an attachment.
  3. To display/read a message, click on its subject line.
  4. To act on a message (print, delete, reply, forward, etc.) click on the appropriate button at the top of the message.
  5. To get help, click on the help button. The help pages are context sensitive; for example, clicking help when the message index is displayed pops up the "Message Index" section of the manual.

3. Using webmail

4. Customizing webmail

5. Working with folders

6. Notes


Last modified Wed 18 Jul 2007 09:47:36 AM CDT A.J. Hildebrand