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In this tutorial, we will show you how to configure your Roundcube preferences for webmail. This lets you customize Roundcube to suit your needs and streamline your workflow when sending, receiving, and managing your email. First, we will show you how to access the Roundcube settings, then go over the available options.

Configuring Roundcube Preferences

  1. Log into your Webmail.
  2. Click the Roundcube option.
  3. Click the Settings link on the top right of the screen.
  4. You should automatically be on the Preferences page, if not click the Preferences link.
  5. You can then choose your Roundcube Preferences. Below is an outline of the available options.
    User Interface
    Main Options Here you can choose your language, time zone, time format, date format, choose if you want pretty dates, and set how often to check for emails.
    Interface Skin Select how you want your email to display, there are two skins available.
    Browser Options Choose how you want to handle pop-ups, and "mailto" links.
    Mailbox View
    Main Options Here you can choose your settings for the email layout, mark as read, return receipt, expand mesage threads, and rows per page.
    New Message Choose if you want to check all email folders for new messages.
    Displaying Messages
    Main Options Here you can select if you want to open messages in a new window, show email addresses with display names, display HTML, display remote inline images, display attached images below the message, and move to the next message after deleting or moving an email.
    Advanced Options Choose your default character set here.
    Composing messages
    Main Options Here you can choose settings for composing in a new window, composing HTML messages, automatically saving drafts, requesting return receipts, requesting a delivery status notification, replying, forwarding, HTML fonts, and replying to all.
    Signature Options Select when to add your signature, where to place it, how to handle signatures when replying, and signature separator options.
    Spellcheck Options Choose if you want to check spelling before sending a message, ignore words with symbols, ignore words with numbers, or ignore words with all letters capitalized.
    Advanced Options Here you can select Attachment names, encoding options, and if you want to temporarily save messages in the browser's local storage.
    Contacts
    Main Options In this section you can choose your default address book, set how to list contacts, sort contacts, and select how many rows per page.
    Special Folders
    Main Options Here you can set the folders to use for Drafts, Sent, Junk, and Trash.
    Server Settings
    Main Options Here you can choose if you want to mark the message as read on delete, flag the message for deletion instead of delete, do not show deleted messages, delete files if moving messages to trash fails, and directly delete messages in Junk.
    Maintenance Select if you want to clear trash on logout, or compact Inbox on logout.
  6. After setting your preferences click the Save button

Congratulations, now you know how to configure your Roundcube preferences for webmail!

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