An overview of our webmail software and its capabilities.
After a upgrade to version 1.4.4 of SquirrelMail (henceforth referred to as "Webmail"), a default setting has changed under the Personal Information for newly created pop accounts. Under this change (and using an example address of "email@example.com"), Webmail displays "firstname.lastname@example.org" as "email@example.com" when you send messages. "firstname.lastname@example.org" is how our mail system identifies individual pop accounts, but Webmail and other mail clients should not display this. If you use Webmail we ask that you do the following:
1) Login at webmail.datarealm.com with your email address and password.
2) Click on the Options tab along the top.
3) Click on Personal Information.
4) In the Email Address and Reply To fields, enter your email address (e.g. "email@example.com"). You may also enter your Full Name and create a Signature if you like.
5) Click Submit. That's it!
PLEASE NOTE: This does not affect setup for mail clients such as Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, et al. This also does not affect pop accounts created before April 1, 2005.
Webmail is an online interface to our mail servers. You can use it to manage your email when you don't have access to your normal email software, or even as a full replacement for your email program. You can access webmail from any internet connected computer in the world.
To access Webmail, go to: http://webmail.datarealm.com.
At the login screen enter the following information:
Email Address - The full email address that you want to check. Eg: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Password - The password for the email account. This field is case sensitive, so if your password is "paSSwOrd" using "password" will fail.
Once logged in you will be able to manage your email through the Webmail interface.
The Webmail interface is divided into two frames. The smaller left frame displays the folder list that holds your mail, while the larger, primary, frame does everything else. If you have questions about what a particular page does, you can click the help link in the top right corner of the primary frame for assistance.
Along the top of the primary frame you will see a list of links:
Compose - This link brings up the form for sending a new message. You can add a custom signature to your messages, save the message to send later, and apply the spell checker before you send the message.
Addresses - A fully searchable address book feature is built in to webmail.
Folders - Tools to create and manage folders to better organize your mail. Note: If you will be using webmail in addition to a normal email program, the email software will only be able to download main that is in the INBOX folder. If you move mail to other folders, it will not be downloaded into your email client.
Options - This is where you can configure almost every aspect of webmail to fit your needs.
Personal Information - This contains personal information about yourself such as your name, your email address, email signature, reply-to address, etc.
Display Preferences - You can change the way that Webmail looks and displays information to you, such as the colors, the language, and other settings.
Message Highlighting - Based upon given criteria, incoming messages can have different background colors in the message list. This helps to easily distinguish who the messages are from, especially for mailing lists.
Folder Preferences - These settings change the way your folders are displayed and manipulated. Allows you to set your mail to check automatically. Note: If you will be using Webmail in addition to a normal email program, the email software will only be able to download main that is in the INBOX folder. If you move mail to other folders, it will not be downloaded into your email client.
Index Order - The order of the message index can be rearranged and changed to contain the headers in any order you want.
Unsafe Image Rules - Set up rules about how unsafe images in HTML messages are handled.
SpamCop - Spam Reporting - Help fight the battle against unsolicited email. SpamCop reads the spam email and determines the correct addresses to send complaints to.
Simple POP3 Fetch Mail - This configures settings for downloading email from a pop3 mailbox to your account on this server. This is also accessed through the Check Other Accounts link at the top of the primary page.
Message Filters - Filtering enables messages with different criteria to be automatically filtered into different folders for easier organization.
SpellChecker Options- Here you may set up how your personal dictionary is stored, edit it, or choose which languages should be available to you when spell-checking.
Search - Search through the folders of mail for a specific word or phrase.
Check Other Accounts - This tool allows you to check for email in other POP accounts. The settings are accessed under Options -> Simple POP3 Fetch Mail.
If you have any questions about Webmail, please let us know!
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