Maxnet webmail now uses RoundCube, an interface to your email system through the web. It has all the functionality you would expect from a modern email client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking.
You can login to our webmail from URL: http://webmail.maxnet.co.nz/.
Simply type in your Maxnet mailbox username and password to login as in the example below.
After you have logged in you will be presented with your email overview page, from here you can check and create emails and perform a number of email functions which are detailed below.
The screen above consists of four main parts. We will now have a closer look at each of them.
• The folder list (1)
The menu at the left hand side of the screen shows all the mail folders in your email account.
You will always find the first five of those: Inbox (this is where new emails arrive, by default); Drafts (this is where your draft messages are stored, see later on composing emails); Sent (messages sent by yourself are stored there); Junk (for Spam messages) and Trash (for messages that you have deleted). The Trash folder will be emptied when you log out. In addition to the five folders just described, you might see additional folders – like “Mailing Lists” and “Test” in the screen shot above. Those have been created by yourself or your email provider and can be used to organize your email into further categories.
Some of the folders are indicated in bold and carry a number in parentheses to the right of them. This indicates that these folders contain unread messages and the number tells you how many.
To open a folder, you have to click on it once. Its message list will then appear shortly after.
• The action bar (2)
This part of the screen contains a number of icons that allow you to perform different actions, depending on what is being shown in the main part of the window (4). In this example, the 7 icons have the following functions, from left to right:
Refresh Folder: checks for new messages in the current folder
Compose: creates a new email message
Reply: creates a new message in reply to the currently selected one; it will be addressed to the sender of the selected message only.
Reply to all: similar to Reply, but the reply will not only be addressed to the sender of the selected message but also to all of its recipients. This makes sense if the message was sent to a group of people and you want all of them to receive your answer.
Forward Message: forwards the currently selected message to another person
Delete: delete the currently selected message(s), that is, move them to Trash
Print: print the currently selected message
To the right of the action bar, you can see the search field. This field allows you to search all messages in the current folder, much like a search engine on the web. Just enter your search terms and press the Enter key. If you are done with your search and want to go back to the original message list, click on the small (X) symbol to the right of the search field.
• The application bar (3)
The three icons at the top right of the screen give you access to different applications which are part of MAXNET webmail. Obviously, this includes the E-Mail component that you have just been looking at. In addition to that, there is also the Address Book which we will describe later. The Personal Settings button gives you access to a number of options that allow you to customize MAXNET webmail according to your needs. When you leave the email system, just click on the logout button which terminates your MAXNET webmail session. You should always logout after using MAXNET webmail to make sure that nobody else using the same computer will be able to access your emails.
• The message list (4)
This part of the screen is displaying the list of all messages in the folder. To view a message, you have to double-click on it. You can also select a message by clicking on it once and then perform some action on it using one of the buttons in the action bar, e.g. Reply. You can select more than one message by holding the Ctrl key and then clicking on a number of messages in succession. To select a range of messages, select the first message, hold the Shift key and then click on the last message you want to select. You can also drag-and-drop messages to another folder. Just selected them and then drag them over to one of the folders in the folder list to the left by holding the mouse button. This also provides another way of deleting messages: just drag them into the Trash folder.
You will have noticed that some of the messages in our sample screen were indicated in bold and by a star symbol to the left of them. These are message that have not yet been read by you. A message carrying a little paper clip icon to its right contains an attachment, such as a PDF document or a photo.
When entering a search string MAXNET webmail will search in subject and from headers only.
Specific searching is available. Just precede the word to search for with one of the following keywords: from, to, cc, subject or body. Here are a few examples finding emails with 'from' containing 'thomas' and 'subject' containing 'foo'.
How to compose an email
1. Click on the icon (create a new message), to display the email composing interface shown below
2. Select which email address you are going to send the email from.
If you have more than one email address to choose from, you can click on the . This drop box will show all your email addresses.
3. The recipient specifies where you want to send your email
4. On the right hand side of the recipient area, you can see , clicking on this you can show/hide cc and bcc .
Cc is an abbreviation for Carbon Copy. If you add a recipient's name to this box in an Outlook e-mail message, a copy of the message is sent to that recipient, and the recipient's name is visible to other recipients of the message.
Bcc is an abbreviation for Blind Carbon Copy. If you add a recipient's name to this box in a mail message, a copy of the message is sent to that recipient, and the BCC recipient's name is not visible to any other recipients of the message.
5. The subject is the title of your email
6. When you finish writing your email, you might want to run a spell check before sending it out. You can click on the link or the icon show below
You can do spell check for different language by clicking the drop down arrow.
7. If you wish to add an attachment/file to your email, you may do so by clicking
NOTE: Large attachment files mayresult in long upload time. Email is not designed for sending large files across Internet. Recipients could reject the email because the email box is full.
8. If you wish to save a partially written email, and come back later, you can click on to put save the email into draft folder.
9. When the email is read to be sent click on or
10. If you don’t wish to send the current email, and do not wish to save a draft copy, or want to quit the email composing interface, click
11. If you want to receive an receipt once recipient opens your email, you can tick the Return receipt tick box