When mail is waiting the mailbox icon shows a letter sticking out of it. No letter means there are no files in your mailbox. Mail remains in your mailbox until you drag it to the Trash icon to remove it.
Your mailbox can contain messages, files, and folders. You can read the messages by double clicking on their icons.
You can use this section to get more infomation on the following topics.
- Special Folders Your mailbox may contain three special folders; Attachments, Pub, and Web Space.
- Sending E-Mail You can use TeleFinder's e-mail to exchange messages and files between users of the bulletin board system, and through gateways to other mail systems.
- Using Locate a User Use "Locate a User" to learn the correct names of other users of the BBS.
- Addressing to Multiple Users Address and send your message to many users at once.
- File Attachments File attachments are a convenient way to send files to other people.
- Maintaining the Address Book TeleFinder's address book stores a person's e-mail address and, optionally, their names.
Special FoldersYour mailbox may contain three special folders; Attachments, Pub, and Web Space.
The "Attachments" folder will contain files that are received accompaning an e-mail message. Attachments can be downloaded from the message itself, or directly from the Attachments folder.
The "Web Space" folder is accessible via the HTTP protocol, which is used by the World-Wide Web and internal "intranet" networks. See the section "Using the Web Space Folder" for additional information on this folder.
The "Pub" folder contains special files such as your profile and a mail forwarding file. See the section "Using the Pub Folder" for additional information on this folder.
Sending E-MailYou can use TeleFinder's e-mail to exchange messages and files between users of the bulletin board system, and through gateways to other mail systems. TeleFinder provides you with a mail form to compose and send messages.
Composing MessagesYou can use the mail form to compose messages up to 32K in size. You can also attach files of any size to the message. The mail form uses standard editing commands.
Addressing MessagesWithin the BBS, TeleFinder uses your logon name as your e-mail address. Through mail gateways, TeleFinder uses domain addressing in the format "user_name@domain." Addresses are not case sensitive. You can address a message using any one of the following three methods:
Method 1:Use the address TeleFinder provides by replying to a message.
· Open mail another user sent to you.
· Click in the message's "Reply" button. TeleFinder will open a properly addressed mail form.
Method 2:Type a name into the "To" text box.
· Type or paste the user's name in the "To" text box.
After addressing the e-mail, compose your message. Then click in the "Mail" button to send the message.
Using Locate a UserUse "Locate a User" to learn the correct names of other users of the BBS.
· Select the "Locate a User" command from the Mail menu. This opens the Locate dialog.
· The enter a part of the user's name in the dialog's text box. Leave it blank for a list of all the BBS users.
· Click in the OK button to begin the search. TeleFinder will display a User List containing all of the matching names.
Addressing to Multiple Users· Separate each name and/or address by using a comma.
Note: You can freely mix the addresses of users reached via gateways and local BBS user names.
File File AttachmentsFile attachments are a convenient way to send files to other people. You can attach multiple files to your messages. When you Mail the message TeleFinder sends the files to the BBS where they will be processed and distributed.
Files that will be routed through an Internet or Server to Server gateway will be converted to an Internet format before they are transmitted. As a user this process is transparent and automatic, the TeleFinder Server does all the necessary processing and encoding.
The reverse is true when receiving files from a person through a gateway. In this case the TeleFinder Server will convert the attached files from the Internet format back into a usable Macintosh or DOS file.
Attaching Files to a Message· Click in the "Attach" button on the Mail form. TeleFinder will open the "Open" dialog.
· Use the "Open" dialog to locate and select the file you wish to attach to the message.
· Click in the "Open" button. TeleFinder will add the file to the attachments list.
Removing Attachments· Select it's name in the list by clicking on it.
· Hit the "Remove" button.
Receiving a File AttachmentWhen another person sends you mail that includes attached files TeleFinder will display the file names in the attachments list.Select the file's name from the list, then click in the "Receive" button to begin transferring the file to your hard disk.
TeleFinder will put a copy of the file into the default receive folder. You can set this using the "Set Receive Path" command from the File menu.
Maintaining the Address BookTeleFinder's address book stores a person's e-mail address and, optionally, their names. Follow the instructions below to add a user's name to the Address Book.
· Select the "Address Book" command from the Mail menu. TeleFinder displays the names of the users in your address book in the Addresses window.· Click in the "Add" button to add a name to the list. TeleFinder opens the "User Address" dialog.· Enter the e-mail address and name into the dialog's text boxes. You can enter up to 255 characters each the e-mail and name text boxes. The e-mail address field can be multiple addresses, each separated by a comma.
· Click in the "OK" button to add the name to the address book.
You need to select a name from the list in the "Addresses" window before you can use the other buttons. They perform the following functions:
- Mail Form: Click on this button to open an addressed Mail Form to compose e-mail.
- Add: Click on this button to add an entry to the address book.
- Change: Use this to change the e-mail address or name.
- Remove: Use this to remove a name from your address book.