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Preferences

General

Time zone
The time zone of the country you are currently in. This is expressed in number of hours eastern of Greanwich. For example, in the Netherlands, the offset is +01 (when not in daylight savings time).

This is used to put the local time in outgoing mails, and also for other time values on the site.

Character set
Computers use so-called "character sets" to distinguish between characters. There are usually 256 positions available. Because this is by far not enough to store all characters in the world, there exist different character sets for different linguistic regions in the world. It is not possible to use more than one character set in one document or e-mail.

You should therefore choose a character set that matches the language script you are using. The "Detect automatically" setting, chooses the character set that you prefer, according to your browser.

All character sets you can choose here, also contain the ASCII characters for English other Western languages. Thus you can always read en write mail in the ASCII character set.

Refresh mailbox every x minuten (Only for Premium service)
When you have mailbox open in the message list, the contents will be automatically refreshed every x minutes, so new mail will appear automatically.

Compose mail

Full name, E-mail address
Your name and e-mail address that will appear in the From field of outgoing mail.
Reply to address
This field can be used to indicate that you want replies to this address, instead of your normal e-mail address.
Signature
A short note that will appear below any outgoing mail. This is typically used for your name, email address, company, other contact information, or a quote.
Quote string
This character will appear before every line of the message when you reply to a message. It is stronly recommended you leave this on ">".
Send copy to myself
Controls the default value of the checkbox "Send copy to myself" when composing a message.
Wrap original message text when replying (recommended)
If this option is enabled, the lines written by the sender will be wrapped after 72 characters. This way, the quote character ( > ) will be placed before each line, hereby making your replies easy to read.
Wrap new text when sending a message (recommended)
If this option is enabled, the lines of your message will be wrapped after 72 characters, making your message easy to read. Lines beginning with the quote character will not be re-wrapped.

Display settings

Message list

From field size, Subject field size
The number of characters before the text field will be cut off. You can still see the full From field, or Subject by holding your mouse above the text.

Read message

View HTML message automatically
Uncheck this to indiciate you wish not to automatically view HTML parts.

Viewing HTML pages can release information about you. For instance, if a HTML page includes an external image, your browser will automatically download this image from the server. Besides revealing your IP address and browser information, the site may set a cookie, or your browser may send cookie data you already have from the site back.

When you disable this option, you can still view the HTML by clicking on the attachment icon that will appear.

Automatically show the "Part list" if a message contains multiple parts
When checked, the Part list automatically appears when a message has attachments or other kinds of multiple parts. This way, you will directly see additional information on the message parts.
Showing mail headers
Every e-mail contains a set of "headers". These contain well-known fields like From, Subject and To, but also transport information.

You can choose to only view the standard fields: Date, From, To, Cc, Reply-to, Subject, Keywords, Comments, Resent-from, Resent-date.

On the other hand, you may miss some information that the headers may contain, because some users put additional information in it. Therefore, you can also choose to view all headers, except a specific list of headers.

For both options, you can change the list of headers you want or do not want to see.

Colors: quoted text
You can give "quoted text" (the text this mail is a reply to, it starts with > or some other symbol) a color you like. This makes it very easy to distinguish between new text and text of a previous sender.

Compose message

Show Bcc field, Show Reply-To field, Show Priority field
Show or hide infrequently used fields on the Compose page.