Normal This is the normal state of the icon. There is no new mail and no messages are queued and waiting to be sent. New Mail The mailbox is open and has a letter in it, indicating that new mail has been delivered. Queued Messages The flag on the side of the mailbox is in the up position, indicating that you have outgoing messages queued for delivery. New Mail/Queued Messages The mailbox is open and has a letter in it and the flag on the side of the mailbox is in the up position, indicating that new mail has been delivered and outgoing messages are queued for delivery.
Main window toolbar
Each button's function is described in the toolbar tip displayed just below the button when holding the mouse pointer over the button.
Main window toolbar tip
Note: The main window toolbar and toolbar tips can be turned on or off in the Settings dialog (Fonts & Display).
Trash Button ..i.Toolbar:Trash Button;This button transfers the current message(s) to the Trash mailbox. Its function is identical to the Delete command under the Message menu (see the "Deleting a Message" section). New Message Button ..i.Toolbar:New Message Button;This button opens an outgoing message composition window. Its function is identical to the New Message command under the Message menu (see the "Creating an Outgoing Message" section). Reply Button Toolbar:Reply ButtonThis button generates a reply to the current message or message summaries. Its function is identical to the Reply command under the Message menu (see the "Replying to a Message" section). Forward Button Toolbar:Forward ButtonThis button generates a forward message for the current message or message summaries. Its function is identical to the Forward command under the Message menu (see the "Forwarding a Message" section). Redirect Button Toolbar:Redirect ButtonThis button generates a redirect message for the current message or message summaries. Its function is identical to the Redirect command under the Message menu (see the "Redirecting a Message" section). Nicknames Button Toolbar:Nicknames ButtonThis button displays the Nicknames window. Its function is identical to the Nicknames command under the Window menu (see the "Creating and Using Nicknames" section). Print Button Toolbar:Print ButtonThis button prints a current message, signature file, or Ph window. Its function is identical to the Print... command under the File menu (see the "Printing" section).
To create an outgoing message, select New Message from the Message menu. A new Outgoing message window entitled No Recipient, No Subject is displayed with the blinking insertion point situated at the start of the To: field. The composition window consists of the title bar, the icon bar, the message header, and the message body.
Outgoing message window
The Icon Bar
Note: The default settings for the icon bar are determined in the Settings dialog (Sending Mail).
Priority Combo Box Icon bar:Priority combo boxThe leftmost object in the icon bar is the Priority combo box. For most messages, the priority is (Normal). If you want to indicate that your message is of higher or lower priority than a normal message, use this combo box. Priorities are discussed in the "Message Priorities" section. Signature Combo Box Icon bar:Signature combo boxSignature:Icon in icon barThe Signature combo box allows you to automatically attach your signature to the end of each message you send. Signatures are discussed in the "Creating a Signature" section. Attachment Type Combo Box Attachment Type:Button in icon barIcon bar:Attachment Type combo boxThe Attachment Type combo box allows you to select what format documents that you attach to outgoing messages are encoded in Multipurpose Internet Mail ExtensionsMultipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIMEMIME) or Bin HexBin Hex. MIME is best for recipients with MIME (for more information on MIME, see Appendix D) and Bin Hex is most compatible with old Macintosh mailers and previous versions of Eudora. Quoted-Printable Encoding Quoted-Printable:Button in icon barIcon bar:Quoted-PrintableIf this button is on, quoted-printable encoding may be used when sending messages that contain long lines of text or special characters. When on, it is used for all attachments. It is recommended that this button always be on. Text As Document Icon bar:Text As DocumentText As Document:Button in icon barIf this button is on, plain text files attached to messages are incorporated into the message as part of the message body. Word Wrap Icon bar:Word-WrapWord Wrap:Button in icon barIf this button is on, a carriage return is not required at the end of each line you type in an outgoing message; Eudora automatically wraps text to the next line, with line breaks at roughly 76 characters per line. Tabs in Body Icon bar:Tabs in BodyTabs:Button in icon barIf this button is on, hitting the [tab] key within the message body results in Tabs:Replaced with spacesEudora inserting enough spaces to move the insertion point to the next tab stop. This mimics the way tabs work on many terminals. Tab key:Switching fields withIf this button is not on, hitting the [tab] key returns the caret to the To: field of the message header. Keep Copy Icon bar:Keep CopyKeep Copies:Button in icon barIf this button is on, a copy of each sent message is kept in the Out mailbox (their summaries are marked with an "S" in the far left column of the Out mailbox window, indicating that they have been sent). These messages are saved until they are deleted or transferred to a different folder. Send or Queue Icon bar:Send buttonIcon bar:Queue buttonIf the Immediate Send option in the Settings dialog (Sending Mail) is turned on, the rightmost button in the icon bar is labeled Send. Clicking the Send button immediately sends the message. Otherwise, this button is labeled Queue, and has the same function as the Queue for Delivery command under the Message menu (upon clicking this button, the message window closes and the message is held in the Out mailbox, marked ready for delivery).
To move the insertion point from field to field, press the [tab] key or click in the desired field with the mouse. When entering information into the fields, you can use the standard Windows text-editing tools provided under the Edit menu. Here is a brief description of the intended contents of each field:
If the Word Wrap button on the icon bar is turned on, you don't need to press [Enter] at the end of each line of text. The text wraps to the next line automatically. If this option is not set, be sure to type [Enter] at the end of each line or your message may not be legible on the recipient's computer. To use tabs in the message body, press the Tabs in Body button in the icon bar.
To save the message while the outgoing message window is open, select Save from the File menu. The message window does not close, but the current version of the message is saved in the Out mailbox. You might notice that the title appearing at the top of the message window changes from No Recipient, No Subject to what you typed in the To: and Subject: fields of the message.
If you now close the message (by clicking the close box in the upper left-hand corner of the message window, or by selecting Close from the File menu), it can be re-opened from the Out mailbox for further changes. As with any message summary listed in a mailbox window, it can be identified by the contents of its To: and Subject: fields. A bullet (l) in the far left column of a message summary listed in the Out mailbox indicates that the message is being indefinitely held there and is queueable. Such messages remain in the Out mailbox until they are queued and sent or deleted.
A sendable message saved in the Out mailbox
If you try to close an outgoing message window without specifically saving that version of the message, an alert is displayed asking if the message should be saved or the changes discarded. If you select Discard and the message has never been saved, the message is deleted.
Closing an unsaved composition window
Clicking the Send button
A progress window is displayed momentarily at the top of the screen indicating the progress of the transmission.
To accomplish the first step for any outgoing current message, select Queue For Delivery from the Message menu. Alternatively, the rightmost button appearing in the icon bar at the top of the current message window is labeled Queue. Click this button to queue the current message for later delivery.
Clicking the Queue button
Either of these selections closes the message window (if it was open), saves the message in the Out mailbox and marks it as queued, meaning ready to be delivered. Queued messages are marked by a "Q" in the far left column of the Out mailbox.
A Queued message in the Out mailbox
For the second step, select Send Queued Messages from the File menu. This sends the queued message (or messages). A progress window is displayed momentarily at the top of the screen indicating the progress of the transmission.
Change Queueing dialog
If you choose Right Now, the message is sent immediately upon clicking the OK button. If you choose Next Time Queued Messages are Sent, the message is sent the next time queued messages are sent. If you choose On or After, you can use the time and date fields to fill in the time when the message should be sent. The message is saved in the Out mailbox with a Q in the status column, just as if it were a normal queued message. However, the message is not actually sent until the specified time arrives.
Note: For the message to be sent at the correct time, Eudora must be running when the message is due to be sent. If Eudora is not running, the message is sent the first time Eudora is run after the selected time has passed.
Quitting with queued messages
If you quit with timed messages, and the messages are due to be sent within the next 12 hours, Eudora warns you and gives you the opportunity to send them.
Quitting with timed messages
Note: You can also send a message immediately or change it to timed send using the Change Queueing... command.
Copies of outgoing messages saved in the Out mailbox
Type in your password and click OK. If you make a mistake before clicking OK, simply backspace and re-enter the password correctly.
If your password is rejected, an error message is displayed indicating that you have entered the wrong password (see below). Select Check Mail from the File menu to redisplay the password dialog.
Note: Remember that the Eudora password may be case-sensitive (depending on your POP server), so it must be typed in exactly or it is rejected.
As long as it is running, Eudora remembers your password. If you don't want it to remember (when, for example, you are away from your PC), select Forget Password from the Special menu. At your next mail check you are prompted for your password again.
Another password-related option is Save password, which is in the Settings dialog (Checking Mail). This option makes Eudora remember your password from one session to the next (you NEVER have to enter your password again, even if you quit and restart Eudora). This option should only be used if your PC is in a secure location.
Finally, the Change Password... command in the Special menu can be used to change your POP server password if your POP server machine is running a compatible password-change server. You'll be asked to enter your old password once, and your new password twice.
Note: For information on password-change servers, see Appendix A of this manual.