WebMail Tips and Tricks

Increase the Number of Messages Displayed Per Page

By default, webmail will display fifteen messages per page. If you are inclined to receive and retain a high volume of mail, this will be quite insufficient.

To increase the number of messages displayed, go to the "Display Preferences" page in "Options," modify the "Number of Messages per Page" option as you see fit, and click the "Submit" button. Fifty is a reasonable minimum, and numbers in excess of 100 should yield a more desirable outcome.

Keep in mind that the more messages displayed per page, the longer it will take to load the page (especially over a dial-up connection).

Manage Trash with Greater Efficiency

Items left in the "Trash" folder are automatically deleted by the server after they've been there for more than seven days.

It is not impossible that mail activity occuring within that span may yet overwhelm your quota, preventing further mail delivery and hindering your ability to access mail. This may be prevented (somewhat paradoxically) by not using "Trash" at all.

Under the default settings, Webmail will respond to a "Delete" command by moving the indicated message to the "Trash" folder. Many may see this as unnecessary and redundant. Within the "Folder Preferences" option page, set the "Trash Folder" option to "[Do Not Use Trash]". Any mail explicitly deleted henceforth will be immediately removed from the server.

This may also be applied to messages caught by Spamassassin and the virus filter. The option (on the respective options page of each) is "Delete [PERM]". Note that if you are sequestering messages caught by Spamassassin into Trash, for later review for false positives, you might not wish to enable this setting.

Other Efficiency-Improving Measures

What To Do When You Are Over Quota
Miscellaneous Oddities

*What do we mean by threading?

Threading is a way of sorting the mail in your INBOX (or other folders) in response order--that is, a message will appear directly after the message to which it was a reply.

Last Modified:Wednesday, 30-Jan-2013 12:14:12 EST
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