Eudora Lite for Windows The Basics…. By Garry Webb. This is a very rough guide on how to use Eudora Lite, the package you'll use to send and receive e-mail. First things first then…… So, start up Eudora just like any other Windows program (there should be a shortcut icon for Eudora on your desktop called E-mail). Once started up, you'll see Eudora in all its glory. At the top is a menu bar just like any Windows package. It looks like this: Click to Click to reply to a check Click to message For new mail attach a file to a Click to create message a new message In a window to the left you should see icons for three trays - your In-tray, Out- tray and your Trashcan as below: These work just like the trays on your desk. The In-tray contains all mail that has been received. The Out-tray is mail that has been sent out or is due to be sent out by you. The Trashcan holds all messages that have been deleted. To view the contents of a tray simply double-click on it. A list of all the messages will be displayed which can then be clicked on to view them and then print them if you wish (by clicking on the printer icon). To Check Your E-mail You'll need to start up Eudora to check if you have any new mail. Mail is not automatically sent to you, instead you must actually "fetch" your mail from your Internet Service Provider. You can imagine this as being similar to the US postal system where some people have to go to the Post Office to collect their mail. To check for new mail simply click on the Check Mail icon. If you are not already connected to the Internet Eudora will do this for you and will then fetch your e-mail. It will then tell you whether or not you have new mail. You'll see a list of your messages in your In-tray. To view a message double click on it. You can then print it out if you wish. When you have finished, close down Eudora and REMEMBER TO DISCONNECT FROM THE INTERNET - SEE FOOTNOTE. To create an e-mail message To create a new message to send to someone, first start up Eudora. By default the software does not connect itself to the Internet at this time. It will only connect when you tell it to send your message or check or new messages. To begin writing your message, click on the icon above. You'll see this window then opens: Now you must tell Eudora a few details about your message. Firstly you have tell it the address of the person you are e-mailing, for example my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. So, next to where it says To: type in the recipients address. The next line, From: should already be filled in, that's your own e-mail address You should then give your message a subject header just as you would a memo. Simply type your subject header in the space provided. With Eudora you can send your message to more than one person using the CC option. Any address you put next to where it says CC: will also receive your message. By putting a comma between them you can put as many address on this line as you like. BCC works in exactly the same way except that the recipients do not know who else received the message. This is called blind carbon copy. Eudora also allows you to easily attach files to your messages. This is useful if you want to send a Word document to a colleague for instance. To attach a file, click on this icon: A new window will open up showing the contents of your hard drive. You now have to locate the file(s) you wish to send in the same way as if you were looking for a document to open in your other packages. When you have found the document simply double-click on it to attach it to your message. You'll see that the line Attach: is now filled in for you. Anything on this line will be sent with your message. Then of course it's just a matter of actually typing in the contents of your message. Simply type your message in the large white box under the main information lines. By default Eudora automatically attaches a signature onto the end of messages which consists of your name and address so you need simply put your own personal signature and title at the bottom of your messages. To send your message click on the SEND button. Eudora will then connect to the Internet and send your message. When you have finished, close down Eudora and REMEMBER TO DISCONNECT FROM THE INTERNET - SEE FOOTNOTE. To reply to a message If you have received a message and wish to reply to it, simply click on the icon above. A window similar to the one for creating new mail appears (see Creating a new message). You'll see that the To, From, and Subject lines have already been filled in for you and in the text box (where you type in your messages) is the original message. All you have to do is delete the original text message and any attachments by simply highlighting them with your mouse and then pressing the Delete key. Now type in your reply and click on Send. When you have finished, close down Eudora and REMEMBER TO DISCONNECT FROM THE INTERNET - SEE FOOTNOTE. To delete a message To delete a message simply click on it from the list (whether it is in your In- tray or your Out-tray) and press the Delete key. Your message won't have actually been deleted. It has been sent to the Trashcan. If you open up the Trashcan you'll see the message there. To remove messages completely you have to empty the Trashcan. To do this click on the Trash icon with your Right Mouse Button and select Empty Trash. REMEMBER TO DISCONNECT FROM THE INTERNET WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED USING EUDORA Unless you intend to use the Internet for other things at the same time you must remember to disconnect from the Internet when you have closed down Eudora. To disconnect: Look at your Taskbar (the long grey box at the bottom of your screen), you'll see a box that says Connected to U-Net or something similar. Click on this box and you'll see a box in the centre of your screen telling you that are indeed connected to the Internet and the time you have been on-line. Now simply click on Disconnect. TIP: In the bottom right hand corner of your Taskbar you'll see two red dots that flash green when you are on-line. If you can see these red or green dots you are connected to the Internet.
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