Sun Java System Communications Express 6.3 Customization Guide

Understanding Basic Interfaces in Mail

This section provides information on the various Mail windows and screens :


The Inbox screen, shown in Figure 4–1, enables you to view all messages and its basic features. For example, subject, from, received and size. The Inbox screen gets new messages and enables you to search for or delete old messages, as well as move messages into other folders.

Figure 4–1 Communications Express Inbox Screen

Image of the Communications Express Inbox Screen.

Message Display

The Message display, shown in Figure 4–2displays the message selected from the Inbox screen. The Message display gives the option of replying to the sender, forwarding the message, moving the message to a different folder, or deleting the message. The Message screen also enables navigation to the next or previous message.

Figure 4–2 Message Display

Image of the Communications Express Message Screen.

Folder Management

Folder Management, shown in Figure 4–3 displays all folders that can be accessed. The Folder Management screen lists the number of messages contained and the size of each folder. The Folders screen also enables creating new folders, renaming or deleting old ones, subscribing or unsubscribing shared folder, sharing folder, moving a folder within another folder, updating the inbox, and composing new messages. Like the Inbox, the Folders Management also enables collection of external mails.

Figure 4–3 Folder Management Screen

Image of the Communications Express with various folders created.

Compose Window

The Compose window, shown in Figure 4–4, is used to compose a new message. You can also use the window to save a draft or attach a file to the message, look up a recipient in the address book, access the help file, or cancel the composition altogether. Mail recipients can be added in “To”, “Cc”, or “Bcc” fields. You can edit the message in text or HTML format. In the Compose window you can also check the spelling. The Compose window also enables you to set the mail priority or request for a return receipt.

Figure 4–4 Compose Window

Figure showing Communications Express Message Composition Window

Message Search Window

The Message Search window, shown in Figure 4–5, is primarily used to search messages by entering sender’s name, subject, body text, or recipient’s name. You can also delete the messages from the search list.

Figure 4–5 Message Search Window

Figure showing Communications Express message search window.