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The following are brief instructions and screen shots for how to use the Pacific Online OLD Webmail. http://email.pon.net/oldwebmail - Our current webmail is located here: http://email.pon.net

Webmail allows you to check your email when you are on the Internet using a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape. The Athena webmail has many different features, some of which will be highlighted below. 

First you will need to log into webmail. You must type the following address (URL) into a web browser: http://email.pon.net 

You will see the following login screen below. Choose your language, and then Enter your email address and password in the fields provided and click on the Login: button.
  
   
Once you are logged in to Webmail, you will see the following main option icons at the top of the screen. Each of these icons is explained below:

  

  
Compose: Click this icon to compose a message. A 'composition' screen will pop up. Type in the "to" email address. The CC (carbon copy) field allows you to send email to multiple recipients, and the BCC (blind carbon copy) field allows you to send email to multiple recipients without them seeing any of the email addresses you are sending to. Type your message in the main screen of this window. If you have an attachment click on the blue "Attachments" link. The attachment screen will pop up and then click on Browse and choose the file on your computer to attach. Finally click on add and wait for the "in progress" message to disappear - this will disappear once the file has been uploaded.

Accessing Address Book
You can also access your address book when writing a mail. Go to Compose in webmail. The composition box will pop up - if you click on the little blue link that says "To:" that will bring up your address book - and you can check any emails that you want to send the email to - once you've placed the check marks in the check boxes, hit "apply" at the top of that screen, and voila, those emails will be auto submitted into the "To" field in the composition screen. The same thing applies to the CC and BCC links.

You may also save a copy of your message to the Drafts folder by clicking on the "Save to Draft" link.

Inbox: Click on this icon to see a list of messages that are in your inbox. To delete messages simply place a check box in the box next to the message and then click on the "Delete/Undelete" Link at the bottom of the screen. This will "temporarily" delete the messages. Messages are NOT actually deleted until you then click the "Purge Deleted Messages" link at the bottom of the screen.
   

   
Folders: This icon will show you a list of all folders you have in your mailbox. The default folders that come with each mail box are: Inbox, Drafts, Outbox and Sent Items. You can create additional folders by choosing this icon.

Quarantine: The quarantine icon shows you all messages that have been flagged and labeled as either SPAM or viruses. The look of the Quarantine is the same as your inbox, except these messages are either SPAM or viruses. The quarantined emails are kept on the mail server for 7 days at which point they are then deleted. If for some reason a "legitimate" piece of email has been caught by the quarantine, you can open in, and then choose the option in the actual message: "Add to white list". This will ensure that in the future you will always receive email from that particular email address. Additional filtering options for both SPAM and viruses are available. View the instructions for this under the Anti-SPAM and Anti-Virus Settings Support page
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Contacts: Clicking on this icon will take you to the Contacts screen, which is essentially an address book. You can add commonly used email addresses, phone numbers, mailing addresses, etc, to this section. There is also an Import and an Export feature available on the left hand side of this screen. If you click on Export, any "contacts" you have previously setup here, will automatically be exported into an excel type spreadsheet from which you can save to your computer. The import feature allows you to import addresses from your computer so that they are stored in the Webmail - so that you can access them from whenever you are using Webmail.

Rules: This section is for setting up filtering rules. Say you don't want to receive an email from a particular person. This section is where you would setup a filter to filter out that person's mail. You can filter by email address, subject line, key words, to, the CC address, or by attachment. You can then choose to either have the message automatically deleted or you can have it forward to another folder besides your inbox.

Settings: This icon is the 'guts' of webmail. Click on the Settings link to find out more information about creating custom SPAM and Virus filtering, creating White & Blacklists, vacation messages and much much more.
 
Logoff: Simply put, this is how you exit webmail.
 
Now that you have been introduced to Webmail, you may want to learn more about the various icons and the functions of webmail. 
 

Click here to learn more about Webmail Settings

  

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03/06/17 11:11 PM

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