OpenWindows User's Guide

Mail Filing Properties

You use the Mail Filing Properties category to choose where your mail files are stored, and to customize the Move, Copy, and Load menus of the Mail Tool Header window. To see the Mail Filing Properties, shown in Figure 4-38, choose Mail Filing from the Category menu at the top of the Properties popup window.

Figure 4-38 Mail Filing Properties


Mail File Directory

Use the Mail File Directory text field to specify the directory where mail files are stored when you move or copy messages from your In-Box to mail files. For example, you might want to name the directory mail, maildir, or mail_files. Unless a full path name is specified, the directory is considered a subdirectory of your home directory. If the directory name you specify does not exist, a Notice is displayed asking if you want to create the directory when you click SELECT on the Apply button. See "Organizing Your Mail Messages" for more information about using the Mail File directory.

Mail File Move, Copy, and Load Menus

The Move, Copy, and Load menus on the Mail Tool Header window display up to 10 of the most recently accessed mail files. You can change the maximum number of files on the menus with the Display Up To setting of the Mail Filing Properties category. Click SELECT on Apply after changing the setting.

When you start up a new Mail Tool application, the Move, Copy, and Load menus are empty. Mail files are added to these menus as you access the mail files. You can specify mail files that you always want to appear at the top of these menus by adding them to the Move, Copy, Load Menus scrolling list.

You can add any mail file to this list by typing the name of the mail file in the Permanent File text field, and clicking SELECT on the Add button.

Use the Add menu to place the mail file either before or after the currently selected mail file. Use the Delete button to delete the currently selected mail file, and use the Change button to change the currently selected mail file to the mail file typed in the Permanent File text field.

See "Organizing Your Mail Messages" for more information about using mail files.

When you have changed Mail Filing properties, click SELECT on the Apply button.