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Intelligent Messaging User's Guide

Chapter 1 - Getting Started with Mail

Overview of Mail

Compose and edit messages.
Search for StreetTalk names to address mail messages using the Mail Catalog of StreetTalk names or StreetTalk Directory Assistance (STDA).
Create your own on-line address book.
Send and receive messages.
Forward mail with comments.
Certify mail to confirm receipt of a sent message.
Print messages.
File and store messages.
Delete messages.
View the contents of DOS or OS/2 directories and attach files to messages.
Display files attached to messages.
Copy files into messages that you are composing.

Accessing Mail

From a DOS Workstation

From the VINES Main Menu, select the Mail option and press ENTER.
From DOS, type MAIL and press ENTER.

From an OS/2 Workstation

1. From the OS/2 Main Group Window, open either an OS/2 window or a full-screen command prompt.

2. At the system prompt, type MAIL and press ENTER.

From a Windows Workstation

1. Choose the Run command from the File menu.

2. At the Run dialog box, type MAIL and press ENTER.

3. Double click the Mail icon (if your system administrator has set up an icon).

Mail Main Menu

Note: Some special messages are not listed by date and time. See "Reading Special Messages" in Chapter 3.

Message status: READ, UNREAD, SENT, UNSENT.
Date the message was composed.
Name of the person you sent or forwarded the message to, or who sent the message to you.
Subject of the message.

Using Mail Screens

Selecting Functions and Items

Use the arrow keys to highlight the function, and press ENTER.
Highlight the function or item by typing the combination of letters or numbers that uniquely identifies it. Press ENTER to select it. While the examples in this guide show only upper-case letters, you may use either upper- or lower-case letters.

For example, type C to highlight the Compose function, FO to highlight FOrward, or FI to highlight File. To highlight message number 33, type 33. To highlight the StreetTalk name Mark Birch, type B, and, as needed, I, R, C, and H.

Note: To correct a typing error, press BACKSPACE and type the correct character.

Moves the cursor to the lower part of the menu and prompts you to select an item from the list.
Carries out your request and returns to a logical, previous point. For example, after you select Delete and a single message you want to delete, mail returns the cursor to the upper part of the Mail Main menu.
Displays a data entry screen. You can then enter pertinent information in these screens. The next section, "Entering Data," shows a sample data entry screen and describes entering and editing information in these screens.
Displays another menu from which you can select another function and item.

Table 1-1. Menu Selection Keys

Entering Data

Envelope screen contains fields, such as the address fields
Message screen contains the message text

Figure 1-1. Forward a Message Screen

Table 1-2. Data Entry Screen Keys

Table 1-3. Message Screen Keys

Accessing On-line Help

Figure 1-2. Mail Read - Help Screen

About StreetTalk Directory Assistance

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