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"Eudora Email Guide" (Eudora Light 3.1.1)

"Email is courteous and specific! Deal with it at your own time - follow through on intentions!"
Eudora is my favorite email client (application) and is worthy of some extra learning. Eudora Light is "free" but the Eudora Pro version may be a good choice for you. Claris Emailer comes with a new Macintosh and is a good client and is the only client that can access AOL without the AOL software - a nice feature! POPmail is wonderfully convenient to access from any computer but lacks the nice "perks" of Eudora!

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Topics
Start
Reply
Addressbook
Add Address
Delete Address
Edit Address
Signature
Table of Contents

Eudora:

-Eudora is a most used email program and is intuitive with a some exceptions.
-Sending and receiving messages are intuitive (I usually keep the "In" Box and "Out" Box both visible and move between them by clicking on a corner or edge of the box that is not in front - I configure the Harding computers that way).
-For Security and convenience reasons, when you have finished using your email program, Quit the program (i.e. Choose File menu / Quit or use the keyboard shortcut, command q). For security, if you click on the close box and just close the windows, your email program can be used by anyone that has access to your computer. For convenience, the "In" and "Out" mailboxes, your filing system, will appear the next time you start Eudora and you won't have to search for them.
-Eudora is set to check mail every 999 minutes if it is active (this large number is there so that Eudora doesn't automatically do it's thing when you are in the middle of another project).
-Eudora will automatically check mail when you first open it (after you enter your password) and will check mail when you select "Check Mail" in the File menu.
-Eudora will send mail when you click "Send" (a Button at upper right of the message window)

To start Eudora:

Start | Reply | Addressbook | Add Address | Delete Address | Edit Address | Signature | Table of Contents

To Reply to a message:

It's easy stuff!

REMINDER: Select the return address from any incoming mail and the add the address to your address book by choosing "Make Address Book Entry" in the Special menu.
SIGNATURE: Make any changes you wish to your automatic "signature" in the Special menu / Signatures / Standard at the top of the page. (Note: One may have alternate signatures for email messages.)
Start | Reply | Addressbook | Add Address | Delete Address | Edit Address | Signature | Table of Contents

Address Book:

As far as the addressbook is concerned, Eudora Light 3.1.1 uses "Nicknames" to organize the names. The addressbook can be viewed and edited independently in the Special menu / Address Book. It is very intuitive but some suggestions from Dave include:
I like to list the last name first (no spaces in the nicknames) for a more convenient alpha list. My "Nickname" would be "Thomas.David". My name would be "Thomas, David" and my address would be "dthomas@pclink.com (David Thomas)"

Eudora Light uses the "Nickname" as an entry in a new message. Eudora Pro (the commercial version) expands this to the full email address right away. (Remember that this is "freeware" - if you want everything, you have to pay for it). The items in the addressbook can be viewed in two other places when you have a new message on the screen:

1 - Edit Menu

-Drag to New Message (in Message Menu at the top)

-Click cursor in To: position
-Place mouse on Edit Menu at the top and Hold down the mouse button
-Drag down to "Insert Recipient" and to the right to the correct Address

-Release the mouse button and view the results.
-The address selected should be in the "To:" position (You may place an address anywhere in the messagewith this technic)

2 - Message Menu

-In Message Menu Drag down to "New Message To:"
-Continue to Drag to the right to the address you wish.

-Release the mouse button to select the Address and Voila!, the Message opens with the proper address in place (This is my normal way of opening a new message)

Start | Reply | Addressbook | Add Address | Delete Address | Edit Address | Signature | Table of Contents

Add Addresses

-You receive a new message
-Select (Drag over the top of it to highlight it) the address of the person that sent the message:

-Go to the Special menu and select "Make Address Book Entry"
-Type in the "Nickname" that you wish to use for this entry. (I usually use the "LastName.FirstName" system
-Click "Put On Recipient List"
-Click "Save"
-Address is now in "Address Book"
Start | Reply | Addressbook | Add Address | Delete Address | Edit Address | Signature | Table of Contents

Delete Addresses

Start | Reply | Addressbook | Add Address | Delete Address | Edit Address | Signature | Table of Contents

Edit Addresses

Start | Reply | Addressbook | Add Address | Delete Address | Edit Address | Signature | Table of Contents

Signature:


REMINDER SPECIAL:

To access Harding Email addresses

Start | Reply | Addressbook | Add Address | Delete Address | Edit Address | Signature | Table of Contents


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