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» How do I send an email?
» What is a draft?
» How do I send someone a file via WebMail?
» How do I open or save attachments sent to me?

   
1. How do I send an email?
  From the Welcome page, click on Compose (upper left corner). A new message screen pops up so you can start composing your mail. Before you can successfully send a message, there are certain pieces of information that must be defined. These are:

TO: The primary recipient of the message. In this field, you put the email address of the person you would like to send mail to. If you click on TO: you will be linked to your address book. Clicking on an address inserts it in the TO: field of the message.

SUBJECT: A brief description of your message. Many email systems require a subject to allow mail to go through. Though we do not require it, it is strongly recommended you put a subject on the field.

MESSAGE: This is where you type your message. It can be straight TEXT or it can be formatted using HTML tags.

The following are other options for composing mail:

CC: Send a "Carbon-Copy" of the message to someone else besides the TO recipient. CC is customarily used for keeping someone updated. Receiving a message that has been CC'd to you usually means "Hi! I sent this to PERSON A, but I thought you might want to see it, too." Once you click on CC: you will be linked to your address book. Clicking on an address inserts it in the CC: field of the message.

BCC: Send a "Blind Carbon-Copy" of the message to someone else besides the TO recipient. A BCC message, which sends a copy to someone without showing that address on the headers, usually means "Hi! I sent this to PERSON A, but I sent you a copy too. Only you and I know you got it, though." Once you click on BCC: you will be linked to your address book. Clicking on an address inserts it in the BCC: field of the message.

ATTACH FILE: You can send someone a file from your computer by attaching it to your message. Just click on the button marked ADD/EDIT ATTACHMENT to include a specific file. When they open up their email, they will get your message including the file you sent. It will be downloaded to their computer.

The size of an email message SENT through WebMail may not exceed 10 MB, including ATTACHMENTS. You can choose to save a copy of your outgoing message in your SENT FOLDER, or include a predefined signature file in the message. Just check the appropriate box beside the function that you wish to be performed.

2. What is a draft?
A draft is a preliminary version of a message that you began to write, but did not complete. By clicking on the SAVE button, you can store unfinished email in the DRAFT folder. The next time you log in, you can pick up where you left off and continue writing your message.

3. How do I send someone a file via WebMail?
Once you are ready to send out a new email, just click on the ADD/EDIT ATTACHMENT button. Then, identify the file (or files) you would like to include in your message by clicking on BROWSE. After that, click on ATTACH TO MESSAGE and send the mail as you normally would. The party you are mailing to should receive the file exactly as you sent it.

4. How do I open or save attachments sent to me?
A link will appear at the bottom of a message you receive with an attachment. Just click on the link to either SAVE the attachment to your hard disk or OPEN the file in the appropriate application. If you decide to OPEN the attachment, and your computer does not recognize the attachment format, it will ask you to select another application.

 
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