Pressing the "Read Mails" button on top of the program, an e-mail message manager appears (see Fig: 11). The left side of the program is like what you see in a file browser. When expanded, all of the sub-directories allocated for corresponding mailboxes and their sub-directories are shown. Select "All Files Contained" on the top portion of the program will allow you to start browsing all of your e-mail messages, organized in paged form. Initially, these e-mail messages are ordered according to the time they are received, from the newest to the oldest messages. A user can also choose to order the messages according to some other property of the messages and/or direction (details are presented here).
When a e-mail message is selected, it's properties and content will be display on the right hand side of the manager, which provides a kind of preview (see the above figure). If a user would like to read in a more detailed manner, he/she could press the expand button on the right, which opens the e-mail message reader (see the figure below). When the reader is opened, the right hand side will not display information about the message until the reader is closed.
An e-mail message has two display modes which is determined by the "Brief View" checkbox on top of the message content. The first is the "Brief View" mode. In the brief view mode, only the tab pages related to the message's content are shown, tab pages containing other information about the message (like the message's raw data, the routing information, etc.) are hidden. In the non-brief view mode, tab pages containing many other information pertaining to the message are also shown.
The content of a message are separated into two categories, namely the textual content (including embedded media, if any) and attachments.
A tab page is dedicated for attachments. If there is no attachment, this tab page will not be visible. E-mail messages are presented in plain text in the early days, however decorated e-mail messages in the form of multimedia document are getting increasingly more popular nowadays. There can be a variety of forms that an e-mail message can be in: some has only plain text part, some has only multimedia part and the more formal ones prepared by popular service providers of today contains both forms. A user can in principle to decide which to read (some users prefer reading plain text messages due to security reasons). The present program present all forms contained in an e-mail message to the user to let him/her to choose. However, the plain text one is pre-selected by default if possible.
For those attachments that are images, a user can select them to preview them in the tab page of attachments. However for those images whose origin are not certain, it is advised not to do so. If you do decide to preview them, proper pre-cautions should be taken.