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3 Reading a message and replying to it
All new messages will appear in the Inbox Mail folder. The number of messages received will be indicated on the Status Bar.
When your Inbox is open, you will see a list of your messages. An open envelope icon next to an email denotes it has been read already, a closed envelope icon and bold text denotes the email has not yet been read.
Accompanying this is the name of sender, the time and date their email was sent, and the Message Header (a word / brief phrase describing the subject of their message). To open each email, you will need to Double click on the Message Header.
Quick Review: Reading an Email message
- Open your Inbox folder
- Choose which email you want to read
- Double click on its message header to open it.
Replying to messages received
From your Inbox, click on the email you want to reply to. Then click the Reply Button in the Toolbar. Your Window changes to the ‘New Message’ window. Type your message in the Message Pane. The text of the message you are replying to appears below the message you are typing. When you’ve finished, click Send. The original Message Header now displays an arrow to the left, indicating you have replied to the email. A copy of the sent message is kept in your Sent Items Folder.
Quick review: Replying to an Email message
- Click Reply in Menu bar
- Enter your reply below the subject field in the message pane
- Click Send
NB: A left-pointing arrow will appear in the envelope icon beside the message header, indicating a reply has been sent.