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6. 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:

6.1 File menu

6.2 Edit menu

6.3 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. It contains also the commands to toggle the display of some parts of the current message, or sort the messsages in the selected folder based on different attributes.

6.4 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.

6.5 Tool menu

In the Tool menu are grouped the filters control, address book access and log window control.

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.

6.6 Configuration menu

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

6.7 Help menu

This menu lets you look at the manual and FAQ of Sylpheed, and you can also see the "about" info, who wrote Sylpheed.

6.8 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. You can also set the folder properties (define the selected folder as an inbox, outbox, trash, ...).

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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