Reference

Customizing the Main Toolbar

The Main Toolbar is a group of buttons that gives you easy access to your frequently used Eudora commands.

The Main Toolbar

The 32-bit toolbar can be moved to wherever you want it on the screen. Just hold down the left mouse button on the bar itself (not on a button) and drag it around until you find a place you like. You can dock it to the top or bottom of the Eudora window or put it anywhere on your desktop.

To add buttons to the 32-bit toolbar, right click on the toolbar, and select Customize. The Customize Toolbar dialog is displayed.

The Customize Toolbar dialog

Select a Eudora menu from the list on the left, then drag buttons from the list on the right down to the toolbar. To change the placement of a button on the toolbar, hold down the Alt key and drag the button to where you want it. To remove a button, hold down the Alt key and drag it off of the toolbar.The 16-bit toolbar cannot be moved or changed.

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The Main Window Icon

The main window icon displays when Eudora's main window is minimized. It provides a unique indication of when new mail has been delivered, when outgoing messages are queued, or both.

Normal

This is the normal state of the icon. There is no new mail and no messages are queued and waiting to be sent.

New Mail

The mailbox is open and has a letter in it, indicating that new mail has been delivered.

Queued Messages

The flag on the side of the mailbox is in the up position, indicating that you have outgoing messages queued for delivery.

New Mail/Queued Messages

The mailbox is open and has a letter in it and the flag on the side of the mailbox is in the up position, indicating that new mail has been delivered and outgoing messages are queued for delivery.

If you are using the 32-bit version of Eudora under Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0, a New Mail notification icon in the Task Bar Tray also tells you when new mail has arrived. You can hold the mouse over the icon and a tool tip tells you how many messages you have, and if you double-click on the icon Eudora is brought to the foreground. The icon goes away when you click the mouse button or press a key inside the Eudora window.

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The Right Mouse Button

The commands that are available from the right mouse button are generally the same as those on the main menu and toolbar, it is simply another access method.

To use the right mouse button commands, place the arrow over a Eudora window and click on the right mouse button, then select a command from the list that is displayed. The list varies depending on which window you are in and what tasks you might need to perform while in that window.

If you have Eudora minimized, you can check for new mail without maximizing the icon. To do so, place the arrow over the Eudora icon, click on the right mouse button, and select Check Mail.

If you want to turn the main toolbar or the status bar on or off, right-click on the gray area of the toobar or status bar and select that item.

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Printing

To print the current message or item, select Print... from the File menu. Eudora automatically prints headers and footers on each page, giving the window title, page number, and your return address.

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Plugins (Extended Messaging Services)

Plugins are special add-ons that can be installed to add features to Eudora. For example, you could use a language conversion plugin to translate a message to another language, a security plugin to automatically secure a message, or a text manipulation plugin to change lowercase to uppercase. Plugins interface to Eudora using the Extended Messaging Services Application Programming Interface (EMSAPI).

To make plugins available to Eudora, put them in the Plugins directory in your Eudora directory, then restart Eudora. Depending on the plugin type, it will be available in Eudora through the following methods:

To see all of the currently installed plugins, select Message Plugins Settings from the Special menu. If a plugin has any settings options, you can use the Settings button to change them.

For information about available plugins, send e-mail to eudora-rep@eudora.com or visit the World Wide Web site http://www.eudora.com/.

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The Messaging Application Program Interface (MAPI)

MAPI is an interface that lets you send e-mail messages from any MAPI-compatible application, such as your word processor, spreadsheet, graphics application, etc. See Appendix F for technical details on the Eudora MAPI server.

MAPI-compatible applications have a Send or Send Mail option in the File menu. When you select the option, the Eudora MAPI server displays a new outgoing message with your current document attached. All you need to do is address the message, type any details you want to include in the body of the message, and click Send or Queue.

To run the Eudora MAPI server, use the MAPI Options dialog. To display the MAPI Options dialog, select Options... from the Tools menu and click on the MAPI category (see the "Options Dialog" section).

You have several options in the MAPI Options dialog for loading the Eudora MAPI server. You can set it to always run or to run only when Eudora is running, or you can specify that it never run. These three options open or exit the server as soon as you select them.

Note: When you are running the Eudora MAPI server, Microsoft Exchange will not work. If you need to use Exchange, turn off the Eudora server.

You also have several options for saving or deleting MAPI attachments. When you use MAPI to attach a file and send a message, that file is immediately copied into the Attach directory (or a directory you have specified). You can use the MAPI options to save those copies, delete them after sending their corresponding messages, or delete them after their messages are emptied from the trash.

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Putting Multiple Users on One PC

If you have a multiple-user license for Eudora, you can set it up so that more than one user can be on a single PC. This also works if you have multiple e-mail accounts but you don't want to have alternate personalities set up and using the same set of mailboxes. You will need to Exit and reopen Eudora to switch users.

Multiple users with Windows 3.x or Windows NT 3.51

To have multiple users on one PC, make a separate directory for each user and copy the original eudora.ini file into each one (the directories can be put anywhere you like, including on floppies or network drives). Then create a separate program item for each user and point the command line to the new eudora.ini file, as shown in the example below:

Correcting the properties for each user's program item

Note: Be sure to change the account information in the Getting Started Options.

If you don't already have a program item set up for your original Eudora directory, you should probably do that. Be sure that the command line gives the path to the original eudora.ini file.

Multiple users with Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0

To have multiple users on one PC, make a separate mail directory for each user (the directories can be put anywhere you like, including on floppies or network drives), and put a copy of the eudora.ini file into each user's directory. Then, for each user, create a shortcut to the Eudora executable (eudora.exe). Right-click on the new shortcut and select Properties, then click on the Shortcut tab. In the Target field, add the path to the user's eudora.ini file, as shown in the example below.

Specifying a mail directory

Note: Be sure to change the account information in the Getting Started Options.

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Troubleshooting

Occasionally, you may encounter a problem or bug when using Eudora; this section includes information to help you solve those problems. You can also check the Eudora Technical Support Web Pages.

If you are having problems, try the following:

Errors

The following are possible errors and alerts you could recieve from Eudora, and suggestions for fixing them.

"-ERR Maildrop lock busy"

This usually happens after your PC has "hung" during a mail check and you are now attempting to re-connect to the mail server. The best thing to do is to contact your e-mail administrator and tell them that you have a POP3 server process that needs to be disconnected.

"503 Need RCPT (Recipient)"

You must include at least one recipient in the To field for your message to be delivered. If you have a nickname in the To field, be sure that in the Address Book at least one e-mail address or valid nickname is included in the Address(es) tab. If the Address(es) tab is blank, there are no recipients.

"Error getting a network socket. Cause: no buffer space available (10055)"

The buffers the error message is referring to are TCP buffers. TCP/IP stacks need buffers where they can store data that goes to/from the network. Since at a low level the data has to be sent to a hardware device, the buffers generally have to be in low memory (i.e., < 1MB). This is valuable space for most users, so most TCP/IP stacks have a way of controlling how many of these buffers the user wants allocated. If you're using a lot of other network applications at the same time (especially X Windows, which uses a buffer for each window), then you might get this error. The other case that this error might occur is the TCP/IP stack not correctly marking buffers as being unused, so you have a buffer not being used that the stack thinks is being used.

"Could not rename lmos.tmp to lmos.dat"

Quit Eudora, and go to your Eudora directory. Find the files called lmos.tmp and lmos.dat and delete them both (lmos.tmp may not be there, that’s not a problem). On your next mail check you may get some mail that you have already received, but that should only happen once.

Formatting and Printing

The following are possible formatting and printing problems, and suggestions for fixing them.

You received a message containing columns and the columns are not lining up correctly.

Your screen font is probably a proportional font. Change your display font to a non-proportional font (such as Courier) in the Fonts & Display Options.

You have a message that is printing with strange line breaks.

When most e-mail programs send out messages, they insert hard returns at around 75-80 characters. (If they didn’t, some e-mail applications would only be able to display the first 80 characters or so of a very long line of text.) What's happening with your message is that the width of the line that fits on the printed page is shorter than 75-80, so the hard returns end up in the wrong place.

The solution is to make the print font smaller, or choose a font that is closer together (like Helvetica instead of Courier, for example). These settings are in the Fonts and Display Options.

Miscellaneous

You want to set up a password check for sending mail, not just checking mail.

SMTP servers, which are used to send mail for most e-mail accounts, do not require a password for access like a POP server does. However, if the POP daemon your server is using is descended from the UC Berkeley POPper, you can use the POPSend protocol, which routes SMTP calls through the POP server, so the POP server requires the password.

If you turn this feature on in your POP server, add this line to the Settings section of the eudora.ini file:

UsePOPSend=1

This means you will have to enter your password to send as well as check mail. However, it's not terribly secure since users who know what they’re doing can simply remove that .ini file line or uncheck the Use XTND XMIT option and disable the feature. But it will protect you against inexperienced but unscrupulous users.

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The Options Dialog

The Options dialog lets you specify how you want to use Eudora. To display the Options dialog, select Options... from the Tools menu.The Options dialog contains many categories, which are described below. The default setting for each option is listed in brackets after the name of the option.

Note: For your convenience, some options appear in more than one category. For example, your real name appears in both the Getting Started and Personal Information Options. Changing a setting in one group changes the setting in all groups.

Getting Started

The Getting Started Options determine the minimum information necessary to send and receive mail. The information here is for your "dominant" personality.

The Getting Started Options

POP account [none]
This is the address for your account on the POP server. Enter your POP account name, an "@" sign, and the full domain name of the computer. For example, if your assigned POP account name is "justine," and the name of the computer where you receive e-mail is "pop3.qualcomm.com" type "justine@pop3.qualcomm.com" in this field.

Note: Be sure to use your POP account--this may or may not be your e-mail address. If your e-mail address is different than your POP account, put your e-mail address in the Return Address field of the Personal Info Options.
Real name [none]
This is your real name. It is included in the From field of outgoing mail.

Connection method [Winsock]
This specifies how you are connecting to the network. If you are using Eudora via TCP/IP software (e.g., a direct network connection, SLIP, or PPP), select Winsock. If you are using Eudora without TCP/IP software, select Dialup. If you don't want Eudora to attempt to make any connections, select Offline.

Personal Info

The Personal Info Options determine your personal information.

The Personal Info Options

POP account [none]
This is the address for your account on the POP server.

Real name [none]
This is your real name. It is included in the From field of outgoing mail.

Return address [none]
This is your e-mail address. It is included in the From field of outgoing messages, and when a recipient replies, this address is used. Your POP account is used if you do not enter an address here.

Note: If you do enter an address in this field, first test the address to be sure that mail sent to it is indeed delivered to you. If you use an invalid return address, no one will be able reply to your mail.

Dialup username [none]
This is your dialup username. If you use Eudora with the Communications Toolbox, and you have a secondary user name for use during the dialup process, enter it here (e.g., your login name on a terminal server). See Appendix E for details regarding how this field can be used.

Hosts

The Hosts Options determine what servers to use.

The Hosts Options

POP account [none]
This is the address for your account on the POP server.

SMTP [none]
This is the name of your SMTP server. If the computer that your POP account is on also runs an SMTP server, you can leave this field blank.

Note: If you use UUCP as your mail transport, see Appendix F.

Ph [none]
This is the name of your Ph server. It is necessary for doing Ph queries in the Directory Services window.

Finger [none]
This is the name of your finger server. If you leave this blank, Eudora uses your SMTP server as your finger server.

Checking Mail

The Checking Mail Options determine how Eudora checks for and receives your incoming mail messages.

The Checking Mail Options

POP account [none]
This is the address for your account on the POP server.

Check for mail every ? minutes [none]
If this is on and you enter a number, Eudora automatically checks your POP server for new mail at regular intervals and transfers any mail addressed to you to your PC. The number you enter specifies the number of minutes between checks. It's a good idea to set this at no less than 15 minutes. Checking mail more frequently puts an unnecessary drain on your POP server. This option only works when Eudora is running. Leaving this field empty disables automatic checking (even if the box is checked).

Skip messages over ? K [off, 40]
If this is on, messages over the specified size are downloaded only in part. These messages include the first few lines, and a statement that says the message is not complete. This can be useful on slow connections. For details, see the section "Managing Your Mail on the POP Server."

Send on check [on]
If this is on, any messages that are queued in the Out mailbox are sent when mail is checked (automatically or manually).

Save password [off]
If this is on, your password is remembered even if you quit and restart Eudora, so you'll never be prompted to enter it. Only use this option if your PC is in a secure place.

Leave mail on server [off]
If this is on, Eudora copies incoming messages to your PC and leaves the message on the POP server. For details, see the section "Managing Your Mail on the POP Server."

Delete from server after ? days [off, 0]
This option has a check box for turning it on and off and an edit box for specifying the number of days mail that was left on the server should be saved before being deleted. It is a good idea not to leave copies of your messages on the server indefinitely, as this will create mail storage problems on the server.

Determine first unread message by [First message not read by this machine]
Eudora has the capability to track unread messages on your desktop, instead of relying solely on the POP server to mark the messages as unread. This option allows you to select what constitutes an unread message.

The choices are as follows:

First message not read by this machine - any message not previously read by this machine is considered unread.

Status: headers - any message not identified as read in the message Status: header is considered unread. Old versions of Eudora used this method exclusively.

POP3 LAST command - any message after the LAST downloaded message is considered unread. This method is more efficient than the Status: headers method when connecting to a POP server that supports the LAST command.

If you want to get all your messages on multiple PCs, on each PC select First message not read by this machine, and set the Delete from server after ? days to a number of days that will allow you to check for mail on each PC.

If you want to get all your messages on one PC but also want to be able to read new messages from other machines, on each PC select First message not read by this machine. On the PC that you use for all your messages, turn off Leave mail on server. On the PCs that you use to read new mail, turn on Leave mail on server.

Delete from server when emptied from trash [off]
If this is on, any messages that are deleted from your Trash mailbox are also deleted from the POP server. For details, see the section "Managing Your Mail on the POP Server."

Authentication [Passwords]
This specifies which authentication technology to use: Passwords, Kerberos, or APOP. Ask your e-mail administrator which one to use.

Sending Mail

The Sending Mail Options determine how Eudora sends your outgoing messages.

The Sending Mail Options

Return address [none]
This is your e-mail address.

Domain to add to unqualified names [none]
This is the domain name that Eudora automatically adds to an unqualified name. An u is a name that doesn't have an "@" sign followed by a domain name. This can be used to save time when addressing large numbers of messages to users in the same domain.

SMPT server [none]
This is the name of your SMTP server. If the computer that your POP account is on also runs an SMTP server, you can leave this field blank.

Immediate send [on]
If this is on, the rightmost button in the Toolbar of the message composition window is labeled Send. Clicking on this button immediately sends the message to the SMTP server. If this option is off, the button is labeled Queue and clicking on it places the message in the Out mailbox marked ready for delivery (Q).

Send on check [on]
If this is on, any messages that are queued in the Out mailbox are sent when mail is checked (automatically or manually).

Default stationery [no default]
If a stationery file is selected, that file is used when you open new messages (except with the Redirect or Send Again commands). The message toolbar is set according to how the stationery message was saved, regardless of how the options below are set. But, you can always change them after you open the message.

Default signature [no default]
If a signature is selected, that signature is used on the toolbar of new messages.

Word wrap [on]
If this is on, carriage returns are automatically inserted in long lines when the message is sent, creating roughly 76 characters per line. This makes the message legible on the recipient's computer. It is a good idea not to include your own carriage returns within paragraphs if you have this option on-only use carriage returns to create new paragraphs. It is strongly recommended that you leave this option on.

Keep copies of outgoing mail [off]
If this is on, a copy of each message you send is kept in the Out mailbox. If this option is off, outgoing messages are put in the Trash mailbox after they are sent.

May use Quoted-Printable [on]
If this is on, Eudora uses quoted-printable encoding when necessary, such as when messages that contain long lines of text or special characters are sent. If this option is off, quoted-printable encoding is never used. We recommend that you leave this option on.

Tabs in body of message [on]
If this is on, pressing the tab key within the message body inserts a tab. If it is off, pressing the tab key within the message body moves the cursor to the To field.

Replying

The Replying Options determine how replies are created.

The Replying Options

Map Ctrl+R to "Reply to All" [off]
If this is on, when you hold down the Ctrl key and press R, a new message is created addressed to all of the recipients of the original message.

Copy original's priority to reply [off]
If this is on, your replies use the same priority as the original message.

Automatically Fcc to original mailbox [off] If this is on, replies are automatically copied to the same mailbox that contains the original message.

When replying to all [off]
This specifies how to address a reply. If Include yourself is on, when you Reply to all (as described above) your address is left in the address list of the new message and you receive a copy of your own reply. If this option is off, your address is removed from the reply message and you do not receive a copy of the reply. If Put original To: recipients in Cc: field, not To: field is on, the addresses of the original message recipients are moved from the To field to the Cc field of the reply to all message. Only the address of the original sender is placed in the To field.

Attachments

The Attachments Options determine how Eudora sends and receives attachments.

The Attachments Options

Encoding Method [MIME]
This specifies what Encoding Method to use for attached documents. To change the method for just the current message, use the Attachment Type popup in the outgoing message window. For details, see the section "Attaching a File to a Message").

Put text attachments in body of message [off]
If this is on, Eudora puts any plain text attachment you send directly in the message body, as if it were typed in manually.

Attachment Directory [none]
This specifies what directory to put incoming attachments into. To specify a folder, single-click on the folder name button. A dialog is displayed prompting you to select a folder.

Delete attachments when emptying Trash [off]
If this is on, Eudora automatically deletes an attachment received with a message when that message is deleted. The attachment must still be in the folder defined as the Attachments Folder. If you want to save an attachment but delete the message, move the attachment to another folder or turn this option off.

Delete Automatic Attachments:
This specifies how to handle attachments to automatically generated messages, such as is created with the Insert System Configuration command.

Never [default]
If this is on, automatic attachments are never deleted from the attachment directory.

After sending message
If this is on, automatic attachments are deleted from the attachment directory when their corresponding messages are sent.

When message emptied from Trash
If this is on, automatic attachments are deleted from the attachment directory when their corresponding messages are emptied from the trash.

Personalities

The Personalities options determine your alternate e-mail accounts.

The Personalities options

Personality
A popup menu of your alternate e-mail accounts, or "personalities."

The New, Add and Delete buttons let you create a new personality, add it to the list, and modify or delete the selected personality.

To set the following options for a personality, just be sure that personality is selected in the Personality field (select it from the popup). The options for the Dominant personality are reflected in the other Options categories-if you change them in the Personalities Options they will change in other categories.

Real Name
The real name. For details about this option, see the section "Getting Started Options."

POP Account
The POP account. For details about this option, see the section "Getting Started Options."

Default Domain
The default domain. For details about this option, see the section "Sending Mail Options."

Return Address
The return address, if different than the POP account. For details about this option, see the section "Personal Information Options."

SMTP Server
The SMTP server, if different than the POP server. For details about this option, see the section "Hosts Options."

Default Signature
The default Signature (select one from the popup). For details about this option, see the sections "Using a Signature" and "Sending Mail Options."

Default Stationery
The default stationery (select one from the popup). For details about this option, see the sections "Using Stationery" and "Sending Mail Options."

Check Mail
If this is on, mail checking is enabled for the personality. If you have specified a number in the Check for mail every ? minutes option in Checking Mail, mail is checked automatically. If you manually check for mail (using the Check Mail command from the File menu), then mail is checked for the personality.

Leave Mail on Server
If this is on, mail for the personaility is left on the POP server and a copy is transferred to your PC.

Fonts & Display

The Fonts & Display Options determine how Eudora displays windows and text.

The Fonts & Display Options

Screen Font: [Courier New,9]
This field lists the font to be used for displaying the text of your Eudora messages and mailbox windows. It also lists the point size of the font. To change the selection, click on this field. The Font dialog is then displayed, allowing you to select a new font and size.

Print Font: [Courier New,12]
This field lists the font to be used when printing messages using the Print... command. It also lists the point size of the font. To change the selection, click on this field. The Font dialog is then displayed, allowing you to select a new font and size.

Message Window Width: [80]
This field specifies the width of new and received message windows (in characters). If you leave this field blank, the default value is 80. This setting has no effect on what your mail looks like when it is sent. When mail is sent, Eudora wraps at or before 76 columns.

Note: If you use a proportional font, Eudora sets the window width based on the average width of the characters in the font.

Message Window Height: [20]
This field specifies the height of new and received message windows (in lines). If you leave this field blank, the default value is 20.

Note: If the Zoom windows when opening option is turned on, received message window heights are automatically adjusted to the height of the message text.

Zoom windows when opening [on]
If this option is on, new message windows automatically open to their "zoomed" size. The zoomed size is computed on a window-by-window basis. For message windows, zoomed size is just long enough to display all of the message (but no longer than the main window), and as wide as the Message Window Width setting. Composition windows zoom to the height specified by the Message Window Height setting.

Show toolbar [on]
If this option is on, the main window toolbar is displayed (see the "Main Window Toolbar" section).

Show toolbar tips [on]
If this option is on, holding the mouse pointer over a button in the main window toolbar displays a very brief description of that button's function.

Show status bar [on]
If this option is on, Eudora displays a status bar at the bottom of the main window. The status bar provides a brief description of menu items and toolbar buttons.

Show category icons [on]
This option allows you to turn the Category icons in the Options dialog on and off.

Styled Text

The Styled Text Options determine how styled text is sent and received.

The Styled Text Options

If this is on, a warning dialog is displayed if you queue a message with styled text.

If this is on, styles are not sent with messages. Even if you have used styles in a message, that information is not sent with the message.

If any of these are on, they can be displayed in incoming messages (if the message includes the style).

Spell Checking

These options control the spell checking options.

The Spell Checking options

Ignore capitalized words [off]
Ignores words that start with capital letters, such as proper nouns.

Ignore words with numbers [on]
Ignores words that contain numbers.

Ignore words with mixed case [off]
Ignores words that contain both upper and lower case characters.

Report words with mixed case [on]
Reports words that contain both upper and lower case characters and identifies them as Mixed case.

Report doubled words [on]
Reports words that appear twice in sequence in text and identifies them as Doubled words.

Always suggest [on]
Displays Eudora's suggestions for the correct spelling of an unknown word in the Suggestions field by default.

Ignore original text [on]
Ignores any text that is preceded by a ">". Eudora assumes that this text was originally from another message, and therefore does not need to be checked.

Check when message queue/send selected [off]
Checks the spelling of messages when you use the Queue or Send commands.

Warn me when I queue/send a message without completing the spell check [on]
Displays a warning if you are checking spelling on outgoing mail but did not complete the spell check.

Mailbox Columns

The Mailbox Columns Options determine which columns are displayed in mailbox windows.

The Mailbox Columns Options

Show columns [Status, Priority, Attachments, Label, Sender, Date, Size, Server, Subject]
If any of these options are on, that column is displayed in mailbox windows.

Labels

The Labels Options determine the title and color of the seven labels that can be used to categorize messages.

The Labels options

To change a label title, type the new title in the field to the right of the label number. To change a label color, single-click on the label number to display the Color dialog.

The Color dialog

You can select from one of the pre-defined Basic Colors or create your own Custom Colors. To assign a basic color to a label, select the color and click OK. To create a custom color, click the Define Custom Colors button to display the custom colors palette.

The custom color palette

To define a custom color, select one of the 16 custom color boxes. Using the mouse pointer, click anywhere on the color palette to select the color Hue and Saturation. Use the color control bar to the right of the color palette to adjust the color. When you are satisfied with the color, click the Add to Custom Colors button. Once you have completed creating the custom colors, select the desired label color and click OK.

Getting Attention

The Getting Attention Options determine what Eudora does when it is running in the background and wants your attention, or when new mail arrives.

The Getting Attention Options

Use an alert [on]
If this is on, an alert dialog notifies you when new mail is received.

Open mailbox (new mail only) [on]
If this is on, mailboxes are automatically opened when new mail arrives in them, and the first unread message of the last unread batch of messages is selected.

Play a sound [on]
If this is on, a sound is played when Eudora needs attention. To select a sound (.wav) file, click on the button below the Play a sound option. The Select sound file dialog is then displayed, allowing you to select a sound.

Generate Filter Report [on]
If this is on, a filter report is generated when filters are used.

Extra Warnings

The Extra Warnings Options determine if you are warned before making a possible mistake. Most of the warnings are displayed with an option to stop that warning from being displayed again. If you chose that option, you can turn the warning back on using the Extra Warnings Options.

The Extra Warnings Options

Delete unread mail [on]
If this is on, you are warned if you try to delete unread mail.

Delete queued mail [on]
If this is on, you are warned if you try to delete queued mail.

Delete unsent mail [on]
If this is on, you are warned if you try to delete unsent messages.

Queue a message with no subject [on]
If this is on, you are warned if you try to queue a message with no subject.

Queue a message with styled text [on]
If this is on, you are warned if you try to queue a message with styled text. (You can also use the Styled Text Options to set several options related to styled text.)

Quit with messages queued to be sent [on]
If this is on, you are warned if you try to quit Eudora and you have queued messages.

Queue a message bigger than ? k [on, 500]
If this is on, you are warned if you try to send a message whose size is more than the specified number. This number must be between 0 and 1000000.

Set a changed message back to read-only [on]
If this is on, you are warned if you try to make an edited incoming message uneditable.

Empty the Trash mailbox [on]
If this is on, you are warned if you try to empty the Trash mailbox. Once messages are deleted from the Trash, they are completely gone.

Start Eudora and it's not the default mailer [on]
If this is on, you are warned if you try to start Eudora when it's not the default mailer. When Eudora is the default mailer, "mailto" commands open a Eudora message, regardless of what application the command is in.

Dialup

These options set the dialup configuration.

Important: Do not use the Dialup connection option unless you have a Unix shell account. Most users have a SLIP, PPP, or direct network account and can use the Winsock connection method.

The Dialup options

Dialup username: [none]
Type your dialup user name in this field. Leave this field blank if your dialup username is the same as your POP account username.

Phone number: [none]
Type the dialin phone number for your terminal server here. When using Eudora from a location that requires a prefix (such as "8" or "9"), make sure to include the prefix in this field along with the phone number.

Modem: [*Default:Hayes (unreliable transfers)]
Specifies the modem type. If your modem is listed among those available, select it. If not, select *Default:Hayes (unreliable transfers).

Note: While the default modem functions in many cases, you may experience data corruption when sending or receiving messages. To configure Eudora for a reliable connection using the default modem, you must modify the DEFAULT.MOD dialup file, as described in Appendix E.

Baud rate: [9600]
Specifies the speed at which your modem communicates with the terminal server. Select the value that corresponds with your modem speed.

COM port: [COM2]
Specifies the COM port that your modem is connected to on your PC.

Flow Control: [Hardware]
Specifies the modem flow control. Flow control is the ability of the modem and PC to stop the data flow before the internal buffers fill up and overflow. The modem may use either hardware or software flow control (software flow control is typically the modem default setting), but hardware is preferred and strongly recommended at baud rates above 9600. If your modem does not support hardware flow control, then you must use software flow control. Software flow control, however, does not work well at speeds above 9600 baud.

Data bits: [8], Stop bits: [1], Parity: [none]
Specify various terminal server settings. The default values are correct for almost all cases. Consult with your local Eudora support coordinator or service provider prior to changing any of these values.

Service provider: [*Default (must modify)]
Specifies the service provider whose terminal server Eudora is connecting to. If your service provider is listed among those available, select it. If not, select *Default (must modify).

Note: The default service provider will not function until the SERIAL.NAV dialup file is modified to work with your service provider, as described in Appendix E.

Dialup timeout after ? seconds [60]
Specifies the number of seconds before a dialup connection will time out.

Show trace window [on]
This option allows you to enable the Trace Window that Eudora displays when making dialup connections. When enabled, the Trace Window is opened automatically at the beginning of the dialup session. It follows what Eudora is sending, expecting, and the characters returned to Eudora. The Trace Window is a valuable troubleshooting tool because when there is an error during the dialup process, the window displays the source of the error.

Advanced Network

These options control some of Eudora's advanced network functions. They should not be modified without first consulting with your e-mail administrator.

The Advanced Network options

Use asynchronous Winsock calls for:
This option allows you to select asynchronous calls for Database functions or All others when using the Winsock connection method. There are two methods of making Winsock calls using TCP/IP stacks: blocking and asynchronous. Because of the ability to handle error conditions more gracefully, asynchronous is the preferred method. However, some TCP/IP stacks do not handle asynchronous calls correctly, so if you're experiencing trouble with your Winsock connection make sure both of these options are off.

Network Open timeout after ? seconds [60]
This option allows you to set the number of seconds before a network connection will time out.

Network timeout after ? seconds [60]
This option allows you to set the number of seconds before a network connection will time out.

Network buffer size of ? bytes [4096]
This option allows you to set the size of the buffer that Eudora uses to transfer information to and from the server.

Note: If you are having trouble transferring large messages, the size of this buffer may be decreased.

Cache network info [on]
This option causes Eudora to remember the results of previous database functions when using the Winsock connection method. This speeds up database functions within a single Eudora session.

Unload Winsock DLL after closing socket [off]
This option causes Eudora to unload the Winsock DLL after closing the socket. This is useful if you don't want Eudora to keep your Winsock DLL open continuously.

Automatically dial & hangup this connection [off] (32-bit Eudora only)
If this is checked, the specified dialup connection (referred to in Windows NT 4.0 as a "phonebook entry") is used when Eudora does any network operation. Use the popup menu to select a connection in the Entry field.This option is only available if you have installed the dialup networking services with Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0.

Username
This specifies the username for the auto connection.

Save password
If this is on, the auto connection password is saved in Eudora so that you do not have to re-enter it after you exit and restart Eudora.If you select Forget Password(s) from the Special menu, you will need to re-enter the password the next time you check mail.

MAPI Options

These options control the Eudora MAPI Server.

The MAPI options

Use Eudora MAPI server:

Never [default]
If this option is on, the Eudora MAPI server is off and is never automatically loaded.

When Eudora is running
If this option is on, the Eudora MAPI server is on when Eudora is running.

Always
If this option is on, the Eudora MAPI server is on and is always loaded on startup.

Delete MAPI attachments:

Never
If this option is on, MAPI attachments are never deleted from the attachment directory.

After sending messages
If this option is on, MAPI attachments are deleted from the attachment directory when their corresponding messages are sent.

When messages are emptied from trash [default]
If this option is on, MAPI attachments are deleted from the attachment directory when their corresponding messages are emptied from the trash.

Kerberos Options

These options control the Kerberos authentication system. If your network uses Kerberos for authentication, the appropriate options are provided by your e-mail administrator.

The Kerberos options

Kerberos POP3 port: [1110]
This is the port that the Kerberos POP server is listening on.

Realm: [none]
This is the network realm that the Kerberos server resides in.

Service name: [rcmd]
This is the type of service that you're requesting.

Service format: [%1.%4@%3]
This is the name of the ticket that Eudora requests from the Kerberos server.

Miscellaneous

The Miscellaneous Options determine miscellaneous Eudora functions.

The Miscellaneous Options

Switch messages with:

Unmodified arrow keys [off]
If this is on and there is an incoming message window open on the screen, the up or left arrow key opens the previous message and the down or right arrow key opens the next message. If this option is off, the arrow keys can be used to move the caret in messages.

Note: Even if Unmodified arrow keys is on, the arrow keys do not switch messages if there is an outgoing message topmost on the screen.

Ctrl+arrow keys [off]
If this is on, you can switch messages (as described in the "Unmodified arrow keys" section above) by holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the arrow keys. The Ctrl+arrow keystrokes do not work when composition windows are open on the screen.

Alt+arrow keys [on]
If this is on, you can switch messages (as described in the "Unmodified arrow keys" section above) by holding down the [Alt] key and then pressing the arrow keys. The Alt+arrow keystrokes do work when composition windows are open on the screen.

Require confirmation for deletes [on]
If this is on, Eudora alerts you when you are deleting messages you haven't read or transferring queued messages out of the Out mailbox.

Close messages with mailbox [off]
If this is on, closing any mailbox window (except Out) closes all the open messages from that mailbox.

Empty Trash when exiting [on]
If this is on, the Trash mailbox is emptied when you exit Eudora. If this is off, the Trash is only emptied when you select Empty Trash from the Special menu.

Say OK to alerts after ? seconds [on, 120]
If this is on, notifications of network problems automatically go away after the specified number of seconds. This allows Eudora to try the communication again, and is most useful if you have automatic mail checking enabled for any of your accounts.

Turbo redirect by default [off]
If this is on and you select Redirect To, a redirected message is created with the specified recipient, the message is queued, and the original message is deleted.

Automatically open next message [off]
If this is on, deleting or transferring the current message opens the next message in the mailbox, but only if it is unread.

Allow Drag and Drop Transfers [on]
If this is on, you can transfer a message to another mailbox using drag and drop.

Intercept Netscape mailto URL [off]
If this is on, Netscape mailto commands (clicking on an active e-mail address in a Web page) opens a Eudora message.

Include outdated Return-Receipt-To [off]
If this is on, the old Return-Receipt-To header is included in the new return receipt header. The old Return-Receipt-To header requested that a cooperating mailer return a message to you when your outgoing message was delivered to the addressee. This did not necessarily mean that your recipient ever displayed the message.

Automatically expand nicknames [off]
If this is on, nicknames in message headers are replaced with the real addresses when you switch fields.

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Menu Commands

The following sections describe each of the Eudora menu commands.

File menu

This menu provides basic file and mail functions.
New Text File
Create a new text file.

Open Text
Open a selected (highlighted) message summary, or text file.

Open Attachment
Open a selected (highlighted) message summary, an attachment, or a mailbox (from the Mailboxes window).

Close
Close the current window.

Save
Save the changes to the topmost window.

Save As
Save the current messages to a text file or a Stationery file.

Send Queued Messages
Send all messages that have been queued for delivery.

Check Mail
Pick up new mail from the POP server.

Print
Print the current message(s), or window.

Print Preview
Display the Print Preview window.

Print Setup
Display the Print Setup window.

Exit
Exit the Eudora application.

Edit

This menu provides text editing tools.
Undo
Reverse the last action taken.

Cut
Delete the selected text and place it on clipboard.

Copy
Copy the selected text and place it on clipboard.

Paste
Paste the contents of the clipboard.

Paste as Quotation
Paste the contents of the clipboard as quoted text.

Clear
Delete the selected text.

Text command
Apply text styles to the selected text or paragraph.

Select All
Select the entire contents of a message or a mailbox.

Wrap Selection
Insert carriage returns into the selection, as appropriate.

Finish Address Book Entry
Complete the partial text of a nickname.

Insert Recipient
Insert the chosen recipient.

Find
Search for the designated character string.

Sort
Sort the message summaries in a mailbox in ascending order.

Check Spelling
Display the Check Spelling dialog.

Message Plugins
Use Message Plugins.

Mailbox

This menu lets you open a mailbox, or bring an open mailbox to the front.
In
Open the mailbox where incoming messages are stored until deleted or transferred to another mailbox.

Out
Open the mailbox where messages you compose are stored, where queued messages are held until actually sent, and where copies of sent messages may be initially stored.

Trash
Open the mailbox where deleted messages are stored.

New
Display the New Mailbox dialog to create a new mailbox.

Message

This menu lets you create, send, and delete messages.
New Message
Open a new message composition window.

Reply
Reply to the sender of the current message.

Reply to All
Reply to all the original recipients.

Forward
Forward the current message to someone else.

Redirect
Redirect the current message to someone else.

Send Again
Resend a message rejected by the mail system.

New Message To
Send a message to someone on the Quick Recipient list.

Forward To
Forward a message to someone on the Quick Recipient list.

Redirect To
Redirect the message to someone on the Quick Recipient List.

New Message With
Open a new message window with the selected stationery.

Reply With
Open a reply message with the selected stationery.

Attach File [to New Message]
Attach a file to the current message or a new message.

Send Immediately
Send the message or put it in the queue.

Change
Change the queueing, status, priority, label, or server status.

Delete
Transfer the current message into the Trash mailbox.

Transfer

This menu lets you transfer current message(s) to another mailbox.
In
Transfer the current message(s) to the In mailbox.

Out
Transfer the current message(s) to the Out mailbox.

Trash
Transfer the current message(s) to the Trash mailbox.

New...
Display the New Mailbox dialog to create a new mailbox; current message(s) may be transferred into that mailbox.

Special

This menu lets you use additional Eudora functions.
Filter Messages
Run the manual filters for the current message(s).

Make Address Book Entry...
Create an Address Book entry from the current message.

Add As Recipient
Add selected text to the Quick Recipient list.

Remove Recipient
Select a recipient from this menu and the recipient is removed from the Quick Recipient list.

Empty Trash
Delete all messages from the Trash mailbox.

Compact Mailboxes
Reclaim unused space in all mailboxes.

Forget Password(s)
Make Eudora forget your passwords so mail can't be checked.

Change POP account...
Change a POP account password on the POP server.

Message Plugins Settings...
Open the Message Plugins Settings.

Tools

All the Eudora Tools are listed in this menu. Select one to open it.
Filters
Display the Filters window.

View Mailboxes
Display the Mailboxes window.

Address Book
Display the Address Book window.

Directory Services
Display the Directory Services window.

Signatures
Display a Signature window.

Options...
Display the Options dialog.

Window

All standard Window options are listed in this menu, including what Eudora windows you have open.
Cascade
Cascade open windows.

Tile Horizontal
Tile open windows horizontally.

Tile Vertical
Tile open windows vertically.

Arrange Icons
Arrange all icons at the bottom of the main window.

Send to Back
Send the topmost window to the back of all displayed windows.

[Your Windows]
All Eudora windows that are open are displayed here.

Help

The Eudora Help menu and About Eudora screen are listed in this menu.
Topics
Display the on-line Help contents.

Context Sensitive Help
Display context sensitive Help.

Register Euodra
Display Registration dialog.

Insert System Configuration
Insert text with your system configuration information.

About Eudora...
Display the About Eudora screen.

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Mail Storage

When you install Eudora, it creates a number of files within the assigned directory. In addition, Eudora creates additional files as needed for mailboxes, signatures, and other functions. The Eudora files are described below.

eudora.ini

Your Options information is saved in the eudora.ini file, along with other information. This file contains notes that describe each entry.

nndbase.txt

Your nicknames are saved in the nndbase.txt file.

nndbase.toc

This file is the table of contents for your nicknames. Extra nickname files are stored in the Nickname directory.

in.mbx, out.mbx, trash.mbx

These files hold your mail. You'll see files like these for every mailbox you create.

Note: These files are in UNIX mail format.

in.toc, out.toc, trash.toc

These files are the tables of contents for your mailboxes. They make it much faster for Eudora to access your mail. You'll see files like these for every mailbox you create.

lmos.dat

This file contains information about the messages on your mail server.

eudora.log, eudorlog.old

Eudora can keep records of all mail transfers. These records are kept in the eudora.log and eudorlog.old files. The eudorlog.old file is overwritten and a new eudora.log file is created when the eudora.log file reaches its approximately 100K maximum size. To enable logging, set the LogLevel entry in the [Debug] section of the EUDORA.INI file (for more information, see the [Debug] section of the EUDORA.INI Settings File On-line Help).

filters.pce

Eudora filter names and extensions are saved in the filters.pce file.

descmap.pce

Mappings between mailbox names and DOS 8.3 file names are stored in the descmap.pce file.

*.tlx

Dictionary information is stored in the .tlx files.

Sigs Directory

The Standard and additional signature files are kept in the Sigs directory.

Stationery Directory

The stationery files are kept in the Stationery directory. Stationery files have a .sta extension.

Plugins Directory

The EMSAPI plugins are kept in the Plugins directory.


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