The interface itself is very customizable, and
part of it is controlled from View | Layout. Here's where
it all starts:
Under Basic, you can add/remove components of
the display window - here's a description of what they are:
Outlook Bar - This bar, by default,
appears along the left side of the screen and gives you shortcuts
to your Mail folders, News servers, etc.
Folder Bar - this bar displays the name
of the currently open Mail folder or Newsgroup. Plus, if you don't
currently have the Folder List activated, clicking the Folder
Bar brings up the Folder List!
Folder List - this gives you a
"tree" view of all your folders.
Tip of the day - This shows you the tip
of the day =).
The Options under Toolbar let's you control,
well, the toolbar. From here, you can change the location of the
toolbar and toggle Text labels. The coolest thing here, though, is
Customize Toolbar ..., which can also be accessed by right
clicking the Toolbar and choosing Buttons ...
There are lots of available buttons for almost
all menu options ... just take a look. Keep in mind that there are
two separate sets of buttons for Mail and News. BTW, one of the
most useful buttons is the "Folder List" toggle button,
which lets you bring up the toggle button on command without
having to go to View | Layout each time.
Preview Pane options let you toggle its display
and its position (to the right or below the message list) and
There's some more fun waiting for you at View
| Columns. From here, you can add/remove the Columns displayed
in the message list (Lines is one of the more useful ones
to add that isn't already there). Keep in mind, though, that the
column settings are global to some folders; for instance, changes
to columns made in the Inbox will affect some other folders.
Additionally, in case you don't know yet, you can directly
manipulate the column headers by clicking and dragging them.
That's all the time we have today =). Spend some
time customizing the Layout to, and have fun! If you've got any
questions, feel free to email me Byron
here at ActiveIE! Have fun, and enjoy IE4!