BlueMind's default main view has three panes which include:
The sidebar shows the directory structure for read-only or read-and-write folders you have access to, sorted alphabetically.
The BlueMind application has a folders list cache, so a recently created or shared folder may not be displayed in the list immediately.
To force-refresh the list, the trick is to:
When a folder is selected, its content is shown in the right-hand pane .
The "shared folders" folder holds all the folders – user-specific or shared mailboxes – you have been granted rights to.
Messages can be moved from one folder to another by dragging and dropping them from the message list into the desired folder.
Right-click a folder to open a folder-specific action menu:
About disk quotas
When disk quota is enabled, the disk usage percentage is displayed permanently in Mail at the bottom of the left-hand pane and hovering with the mouse shows usage details:
Disk quota usage is color-coded: orange = 75% used, dark red = 85% used, and red 100% used:
When a quota is reached, incoming emails are blocked. These emails can be kept on the server for a few days.
When a disk quota has been reached, you can increase it manually and decrease it back to its original size at any time.
The gears button above the message list opens the column list and sorting window:
To apply sorting to a column, click it in the "Sorting column" list: if messages are already sorted by that column, the sorting order is reversed (ascending descending), otherwise messages are sorted in ascending order. The column currently used for sorting is shown with an arrow in the column header:
To customize column order, click the header of the column you want to move in the message list. The message list is grayed out and the column's location is shown as a dotted line. You can then move the column to the desired location:
Columns and sorting order choices are saved and kept until your next connection.
There are several ways to select multiple messages:
The messages selected are highlighted in blue and the box is checked:
When several messages are selected, the preview pane does not show any content.
In addition to quickly providing overview information, the read and flagged columns allow you to change the status of messages: click in the appropriate column to switch between read/unread and add or remove a flag:
The toolbar above the message list -- in -- gives you access to different actions depending on the message(s) selected:
Shortcut buttons give you quick access to key actions: reply, reply all, forward, archive, change read and importance status...
The gears button opens additional message actions:
Drop-down arrows also open more actions, in addition to the button's primary function:
Select the message in the message list in and click the "Reply" button in the actions toolbar.
A new message addressed to the incoming message's sender opens.
The "Recipient" box is already filled in.
Complete the message and send it.
To reply to all a message's recipients, click "Reply all" and complete as above.
Select the message and click "Forward message".
Select the recipients and compose the message and click
Select the message and:
click the button to the top right of the message list.
or right-click and click "Move message to trash"
or type "Del" on your keyboard.
You can retrieve moved messages for a duration according to Mail settings. By default, messages can be accessed for an unlimited time, unless they are manually deleted.
To delete messages permanently:
Select the "Trash" folder and select the messages you want to delete.
Right-click and click "Delete message".
To empty the trash folder:
select the "Trash" folder.
right-click it and select "Empty".
To edit a message rather than replying to it or forwarding it, open the menu "More actions..." and select "Edit as new message".
Shortcut buttons at the bottom of the message list offer a range of actions and information on the message list:
The message pane shows the content of the message selected:
Double-click a message in the message list to view it in the right-hand part of the window.
To return to default view, click the back arrow at the top left of the display area:
By default, message headers are displayed in simple mode. To view more details, click the arrow to the left of the header:
To display the full message header, click the arrow to the right of the header:
Attachments can be found in different places in the message, depending on the attachment type:
Attached images are shown in the message preview window.
Clicking an attachment will either open a preview window or a download/open prompt, depending on its type.