Now that you have gotten OE5 set up its time to get started reading and composing your email.
This is the 3-pane "main window" you will be working with. It consists of 4 parts, Tool Bar, Folder List, Message List and Preview Pane. You can view or hide all but the Message List from the "View" menu.
Notice the red highlight in the folder list. This tells you that the folder list is active. Depending on which pane is active you have many choices of actions to perform. You can access those actions from the menu bar and from the contextual menus. The contextual menus are available with ctrl+click.
You can adjust the size of the panes by placing the cursor in the bar with the 5 little dots until your cursor changes. Then you can adjust the size of the panes.
If you double click a folder or a message in the message list it will open in it's own "Window". This allows you more room to read. The 3-pane window will stay open behind it.
Here is a Message Window. You can read this message or with the buttons on the tool bar, read the previous message, read the next message, reply to it, forward it, FLAG it, print it, EDIT it, trash it, rewrap the text, increase the text size or move it to a folder.
Tip - You can use the spacebar to scroll through a long message and when at the end hit the spacebar again and you will go to the next unread message in that folder. This and other keyboard shortcuts.
Your folders are one
of the keys to keeping yourself organized. The folder structure in OE5
supports nested folders as many
as you want. This way you can keep your e-mail organized much the way
you are used to on your hard drive :-). These nested folders are also
available for your sent
Well this one isn't too hard to fix but the solution seems to elude many. Just drag that nested folder to the folders heading and it then becomes a first level folder again.
As you are viewing a message you can move the message to any folder you would like. There are many ways to accomplish this. Of course from the message list you can drag a message to any folder (spring loaded folders function as you have them set in your OS preferences). If you are in the message window you can click on the folder drop-down list and choose the folder to move it to. Alternatively, from anywhere you can ctrl+click (to get the contextual menu) on any message or message subject. OE5 will give you a list of the last 20 folders which have been accessed. You can choose one of those or........
if the folder is not in that list you can choose "Move to Folder". You will be presented with the following window from which you can choose any folder and can even create a NEW folder. This window is available from most anywhere a message is open or highlighted with shft+cmd+M.
Have you ever wanted to save a message to locate later but the subject of the message has nothing to do with that idea? Well OE5 will help you with the EDIT feature. Open a message in a window (double click on the message in the message list pane). Click the Edit button and the subject line becomes editable. You can also edit the text. Make notes, delete unnecessary text and once you save those changes you can immediately reply or forward it with the changes or just save it for future use.
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