The mailer feature is new in the Solaris 8 1/01 release and has been updated in the 4/01 release. The following information supplements information on the Mailer that is in “Using Mailer” in Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide.
For the most current man pages, use the man command. The Solaris 8 Update release man pages include new feature information that is not in the Solaris 8 Reference Manual Collection.
In the Mailer, the addition of the check box for Keep dialog box open on the desktop enables you to attach multiple files to an email. You no longer need to select Add Files from the Attachments menu each time you add another file.
Compose your email message.
Choose Add File from the Attachments menu in the Compose window.
The Mailer - Attachments - Add dialog box is displayed.
(Optional) Click the Keep dialog box open on desktop check box.
When you click this option box, you indicate that you do not want the dialog box to close after you click the Add button. This action eliminates the need to choose Add File from the Attachments menu to add more than one attachment.
Select a file to attach and click Add.
The attachment is added to the attachment list in the lower portion of the Compose window.
To remove an attachment you just added, select its icon and choose Delete from the Attachments menu.
To restore a deleted attachment, choose Undelete from the Attachments menu.
(Optional) Choose Rename from the Attachments menu to change the name of a selected attachment.
If you drag and drop messages from the Message Header List in the main window to the attachment list, Mailer creates one mailbox that contains all of the messages.