Java Desktop System Email and Calendar User Guide


This guide describes how to use Email and Calendar. Most of the information in this guide is generic to all releases of the JavaTM Desktop System Release 3. Where the information is not generic, the platform is indicated.

Supported Systems

This release of the Java Desktop System supports the following systems:

Table P–1 describes where you can find information about systems that are supported by the Solaris Operating System, relevant to this product release. In the Java Desktop System documentation, the term x86 refers to the processor families shown in Table P–1.

Table P–1 Supported Solaris Systems


Processor Families 

Solaris Systems 


  • SPARC64

  • UltraSPARC

See the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List at the following location:


  • AMD64

  • Pentium

  • Xeon

See the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List at the following location:

Who Should Use This Guide

This guide is for users who want to use Email and Calendar for the following applications:

Before You Read This Guide

Familiarize yourself with the following topics:

How This Guide Is Organized

This guide is organized as follows:

Associated Documentation

The following guides are associated with this guide:

Documentation CD

The accompanying Java Desktop System Release 3 Documentation CD contains files or links for those manuals directly-related, or closely associated with, the Java Desktop System Release 3 on Linux.

Accessing Sun Documentation Online

The docs.sun.comSM Web site enables you to access Sun technical documentation online. You can browse the archive or search for a specific book title or subject. The URL is

Ordering Sun Documentation

Sun Microsystems offers select product documentation in print. For a list of documents and how to order them, see “Buy printed documentation” at

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes that are used in this book.

Table P–2 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




 The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


 What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output

machine_name% su



 Command-line placeholder: replace with a real name or value

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

These are called class options.

Do not save the file.

(Emphasis sometimes appears in bold online.) 

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–3 Shell Prompts



 C shell promptmachine_name%
 C shell superuser promptmachine_name#
 Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt$
 Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt#

Mouse Usage Conventions

The following table lists the conventions for mouse usage in documentation for the Java Desktop System.




Press and release the left mouse button, without moving the mouse.  


Press and do not release the left mouse button. 


Same as click. Left-click clarifies the action when there might be confusion with right-click.


Press and release the middle mouse button, without moving the mouse.  


Press and release the right mouse button, without moving the mouse.  


Press and release the left mouse button twice in rapid succession without moving the mouse.  


Click-and-hold a mouse button, then move an object. For example, you can drag a window or an icon. The left and middle mouse buttons can perform drag actions.  


Click-and-hold a mouse button, then move an object. For example, you can drag-and-drop a window or an icon. Release the mouse button to place the object in a new location.  


Point to an item that you can move, and click-and-hold on the mouse button. For example, you can grab the titlebar of a window, then drag the window to a new location.