Each message header has six fields or columns of information, as follows:
The first field shows you the status of the mail message:
An arrow points to current messages (messages currently displayed).
An N shows you that the message is new.
A U shows that a message is unread, that is, it has been saved without having been read.
A blank is displayed after you have viewed the message.
The second field contains a message number that is automatically assigned to messages by the Mail Tool in the order in which they are loaded.
The third field contains the mail address of the sender of the message.
The fourth field contains the day, date, and time the message was received. If the message is over 11 months old, the year is shown instead of the time.
The fifth field tells you how big the message is. The first number tells you the number of lines in the message, and the second number tells you the number of characters. These numbers include the number of lines and characters of the full message header, as well as the text of the message.
The sixth field contains the subject of the message when the person who sent the message provides a subject line.
Status messages are displayed at the right side of the footer. These messages tell you how many messages are in your mail file, how many new messages you have, and how many you have currently deleted. In Figure 4-2, the status message tells you there are 4 items, 4 new messages, and 0 deleted messages.
You can select each message header by moving the pointer onto the line and clicking SELECT. A selected header has a box around it. To select additional messages, move the pointer into the line and click ADJUST. If a message is already selected, clicking ADJUST deselects it.
You can select all the messages sent by or to a particular person or alias, and/or about a particular subject by using the Mail Tool Find feature.