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Eudora 4.2 for Windows & Macintosh
Engst, Adam C.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, [1999]

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xv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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TK5105.73 .E55 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In just a few short years, email has gone from the domain of the technological avant-garde to a mainstay of business and personal communication. The leader in this competitive market is Qualcomms Eudora. Whether you use the free, downloadable Light version, or the more feature-complete Eudora Pro, Eudora 4.2 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide is the easiest, most accessible way to learn this flexible cross-platform app. Though fully updated and revised, this edition sticks to the popular Visual QuickStart format: concise, step-by-step instructions, plenty of screenshots, and clearly tabbed, easy-to-browse sections. Beginners can start with basic but essential tasks, like writing and sending email messages. If youre familiar with the program, you can use the book to quickly refer to the new features and more advanced topics, such as customizing Eudora and working with attachments, filters, and address books. If you have Eudora 4.3, youll find this guide very useful. Though it doesnt cover 4.3 specifically, there are very few entirely new additions in this upgrade. Platform: MAC WIN

Author Notes

Adam C. Engst is the the editor and publisher for TidBITS, one of the oldest and largest Internet-based newsletters. TidBITS is distributed to hundreds of thousands of readers via email, the Web, and other methods. Adam has written and co-authored numerous Internet books and magazine articles, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series. In addition, he has collaborated on several Internet educational videos and has appeared on a variety of nationally broadcast television and radio programs. He has yet to be turned into an action figure.

For more information about Eudora and the Eudora Visual QuickStart Guide, visit Eudora Visual QuickStart Guide News & Tips Web site.

Table of Contents

1 Eudora Basics
Hardware and Software Requirements
Getting Eudora
Installing Eudora
Launching Eudora
Configuring Eudora
Configuring Eudora for Multiple People
Quitting Eudora
RAM Requirements
Official Help Resources
Unofficial Help Resources
Email Glossary
2 Creating Messages
Creating a New Message
Replying to a Message
Replying to Part of a Message
Replying to All Recipients
Forwarding a Message
Redirecting a Message
Sending a Message Again
Using the Recipient List
Turbo Redirecting a Message
Creating a Stationery Message (I)
Creating a Stationery Message (II)
Creating a New Message Using Stationery
Replying to a Message Using Stationery
Managing Stationery Messages
Stationery Ideas
3 Writing Messages
Addressing Messages
Choosing a Personality
Entering a Subject
Text Selection and Navigation
Entering Text
Editing Text
About Message Plug-ins
PureVoice Plug-in
Inline Spell Checking
Traditional Spell Checking
Formatting Text
Changing the Font
Changing Font Styles
Changing Font Colors
Changing Font Sizes
Inserting Graphics
Adding Links to Text or Graphics
Changing Justification
Changing Indents
About Signatures
Creating Signatures
Using Signatures
Managing Signatures
About Attachments
Attaching Files via Dialog Box
Attaching Files via Drag-and-Drop
Attachment Formats
Outgoing Message Toolbar Menus
Outgoing Message Toolbar Buttons
4 Sending and Receiving Messages
Sending Queued Messages
Sending Messages Immediately
Sending Messages at a Later Date or Time
Preventing a Message from Being Sent
Checking for Incoming Messages
Checking for Incoming Messages Periodically
About Messages Left on the Server
Leaving Mail on the Server
Retrieving Only Small Messages
Special Mail Transfer Options
About the Task Progress Window
About the Task Status and Task Errors Windows
Forgetting Passwords
Changing Passwords
5 Working with Messages
Selecting Messages
Viewing Messages
Using the Preview Pane
Preview Pane Usage Tips
Changing Message Priority
Changing Message Labels
Changing Message Status
Changing Message Personality
Changing Message Text
Revealing Boring Headers
Navigating within Messages
Navigating between Messages
Visiting URLs
Deleting Messages
Transferring Messages into Mailboxes
Opening Attachments
Moving Attachments
Deleting Attachments
Saving Messages
Printing Messages
Speaking Messages
6 Working with Mailboxes
Opening Mailboxes
Sorting Messages in a Mailbox
Different Types of Sorts
Creating Mailboxes
Transferring Messages into Mailboxes
Creating Mailboxes during Message Transfers
Creating Mailbox Folders Using Menus
Creating Folders in the Mailboxes Window
Opening and Closing Mailbox Folders
Renaming Mailboxes and Mailbox Folders
Reorganizing Mailboxes and Folders
Deleting Mailboxes and Mailbox Folders
Compacting Mailboxes
Eudora and Aliases
Archiving Strategies
Trash Strategies
7 Working with Filters
Filter Ideas
Creating Simple Filters
Creating Complex Filters
Selecting Messages to Filter
Header Lines Menu
Contains Menu
Filter Actions
Activating Filters
Finding Filters
Modifying Filters
Reordering Filters
Deleting Filters
Using Filter Reports
Filtering Spam
8 Finding and Searching
Finding Text in a Message
Finding Text in a Message Summary
Searching for Messages
Turbo Searching for Messages
Search Locations
Search Term Relationships
Revising and Narrowing Searches
Searching Tips and Tricks
Working with Results
Saving Searches
9 Working with the Address Book
Creating Nicknames for Individuals
Creating Group Nicknames
Nickname Tips
Using the Address Book Window
Adding Nicknames to Messages
Nickname Expansion and Auto-Completion
Multiple Address Books
Finding Nicknames
Modifying Nicknames
Managing Your Recipient List
Deleting Nicknames
10 Working with the Toolbar
Turning the Toolbar On and Off
Toolbar Settings
Default Toolbar Functions
Button Ideas
Adding a Button to the Toolbar
Adding a Button to a Toolbar
Moving Toolbar Buttons
Deleting Toolbar Buttons
Changing Button Functions
11 Using Directory Services
Searching a Directory
Searching Directories
Using Search Results
Switching between Servers
Setting Default Servers
Manipulating Servers
Online Web Directories
12 Working with Personalities
Personality Ideas
Creating Personalities
Checking Mail for Personalities
Assigning Personalities to Messages
Finding and Filtering Personalities
Modifying and Deleting Personalities
13 Managing Windows
Basic Window Controls
Resizing Windows Internally
Window States
Arranging Windows
Working with Tabbed Windows
Toolbars and Windows
Window Management Strategies
14 Using IMAP
Configuring for IMAP Use
Creating IMAP Personalities
Checking for New Messages via IMAP
Choosing Messages to Download
Downloading Messages
Deleting IMAP Messages
Transferring IMAP Messages
IMAP Mailbox Differences
Opening and Closing IMAP Mailboxes
Manipulating IMAP Mailboxes
Emptying IMAP Trash
Filtering IMAP Messages
Finding IMAP Messages
15 Working with Settings/Options
Getting Started
Checking Mail
Incoming Mail
Sending Mail
Composing Mail
Spell Checking
Fonts & Display / Fonts and Viewing Mail
Mailbox Display / Mailboxes
Eudora Labels / Labels
Styled Text
Moving Around
Toolbar / Display
Getting Attention
Extra Warnings
OT/PPP and MacSLIP / Advanced Network
Personalities and Personality Extras
Background Tasks
X-Eudora-Setting and X-Eudora-Option URLs
Keyboard Shortcuts