OpenWindows User's Guide

Automatically Storing Copies of Messages You Send

You can set up Mail Tool so that you record a copy of each email message you send. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. From the Mail Tool base window, choose Edit Properties.

    A Properties window appears.

  2. In the Properties window, position the pointer on the abbreviated menu button labeled Category, and choose the Compose Window category.

    The properties choices for the Compose Window appear in the Properties window.

  3. In the text field labeled Logged Messages File, type the name of a file in which you would like to log copies of your mail messages.

    For instance, to save the mail in an invisible file in your home directory, you could name the file $HOME/

    Note -

    $HOME is a variable that points to your home directory. You can also use the tilde (~) symbol to indicate your home directory.

  4. Click SELECT on the Apply button at the bottom of the Properties window.

    Now, when you send a message, a copy is logged in the file you created; additional messages you send are appended to the end of the file.