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6. Going through the parts of Sylpheed

6.1 The menu options of Sylpheed.

The menu in Sylpheed is the primary entry to all the things you can do with Sylpheed. The menu structure gives you following options:

File menu

Edit menu

View menu

The view menu allows you to change the way that Sylpheed appears. You can set different windows separately (folder view, messages etc.), enable or disable the statusbar and so on.

Message menu

Here you find the following options:

A note on functions like Move, Copy and Delete: if you did not specify to execute the commands immediately (in the configuration), you will have to select the "Execute" command. This is a button in the toolbar, and can also be found in the Summary menu.

Summary menu

In the Summary menu you can perform all kinds of functions that are related to handling messages. The actions are done on the message summary pane.

Tool menu

In the Tool menu you will find 2 options (upto version 0.6.4). It is the address book and the log window.

In the address book, as you may expect, you can store the e-mail addresses that you want to save. You can create folders within the address book, to keep addresses together.

In the log window, you can see what Sylpheed is doing. Keeping track of things in that way is very good when you suspect there is something wrong. You can paste the info of the log window into an e-mail and send it to the developer or the mailing list.

Configuration menu

In the Configuration menu, clearly, you can set up Sylpheed the way you want it to work and react.

Help menu

This menu lets you look at the (japanese for now) manual, and you can also see the "about" info, who wrote Sylpheed.

6.2 Context menu

You can pull up context menus (through clicking button2) for the folder tree and the summary pane. (windows users: button2 is the right mouse button.)

In the folder view you can add, rename and remove folders through the context menu.

In the message summary you can do a host of things from the context menu, like viewing message headers, opening a message in a separate window (also possible by double clicking on a message) etc.

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