Using the SSCC's Webmail

The SSCC's webmail application is based on roundcube. It features a user interface that acts more like an email program running on your computer than a web page. For example, you can:

  • Drag messages to move them
  • Right-click on a message or folder to access a list of things you can do with it
  • Select a message and press delete to remove it (or drag it to the trash)
  • Select multiple messages with control-click on a PC or ⌘ command-click on a Mac
  • Select a range of messages by first clicking the beginning of the range and then shift-click on the end of the range

It mostly behaves like you'd expect an email program to behave, so feel free to experiment and find ways of doing things that are comfortable for you. This article will explain a few things that you may find less intuitive.

Moving a Message After You've Opened It

If you click on a message once, you'll see its tables in the Preview pane at the bottom of the screen. Click on it twice, and it will officially open, replacing the view of the mailbox that contains it. That means you can no longer drag the message from that mailbox view to the Trash or another folder in the Folders pane on the left.

However, whenever you have a message open, a drop-down menu labeled Move to... is added to the top of the screen (near the buttons for replying and such). Click on that menu and then choose the location you want to move that message to.

Opening the Next Unread Message Automatically

If you'd like the application to automatically open the next unread message when you delete or move the message you have been reading, click Settings near the top, Displaying Messages on the left, and then check the box for After message delete/move display the next message. Click E-Mail near the top to go back to reading your mail.

Searching

The rounded box in the upper right is a search box: type in the word(s) you want to search for and press enter to use it. By default it will search in the subject lines and sender of your messages. If you want to search in other locations, click on the magnifying glass and a menu will appear:

Search location options

Threads

An email "thread" consists of all the messages generated by a single message: the replies, the replies to replies, etc. You can keep these messages together by using the Threads mode. On the left side of the bar between the messages and the preview there are two buttons. Click on the one that looks like two "speech bubbles" to switch to Threads mode. Click on the button next to it to switch to List mode.

Choosing threads mode

Contact Groups

A contact group is a list of people; if you send a message to the contact group, a copy will be sent to each member of the group. If you are contemplating a large group or one that other people should be able to send to, request a Listar list instead.

To create a contact group, open your Address Book, then click on the plus sign at the bottom of the Groups window. You'll be asked to give the group a name. You can then add people to the group by dragging them from the Contacts window to the new contact group.

Creating a contact group

Last Revised: 10/18/2012