Address Book, v9.0
This command from the Main window will open the Address Book window...
In windows where you see the "Friends" button, this too will open your address book!
Once opened, you will see this window where your names and addresses will be showing below. (I did not include names and addressess in the screen capture for privacy reasons...)
To add a new entry here... click on the NEW button.
On the left:
Clicking on this button opens the file menu where you can create or select an Address Book file. The main Address Book file is MM-ABOOK.DAT, which is created by default. You can create as many address books as you need. Files MUST always start with "MM-ABOOK" and the extension MUST be ".DAT". E.G. put all e-mail addresses of your bowling club members in the file MM-ABOOK BOWLING.DAT.
In fact, when you want to create a new address book for your friends, click on the BOOK button and in the file menu just type: FRIENDS -- the program will auto-complete the file name to: MM-ABOOK FRIENDS.DAT
Note: all address book files must be stored in MM's main folder!
Click this button to move or copy one or multiple e-mail addresses from one file to another. Simply checkmark one or more records, click on the ORGANIZE button and you get this window:
Click this button if you want to send a personalized message to each and every address in a particular MM Address Book. E.g. Suppose I want to invite my sailing friends to go sailing this weekend. I can send a personalized message to each one in the address book 'MM-ABOOK SAILING.DAT', by first selecting that book and then clicking this button. The program will ask if I really want to do this:
A click on the YES button takes you to the MM Editor Window, where you can create a personalized message to each individual. The 'placeholders' [[nickname]] and [[fullname]] in the subject line and/or the text will be replaced by, yes, each one's nick name or full name. An explanation of how to create a personalized message is explained in the Quick Message / Quick Reply section.
Multiple Address Books
When you are retrieving the message headers from a server, all Address Books are searched to check if the sender is known or not.
Without scrolling through the entire address book to find an entry, you can start typing the beginning of a listed name in the 'Search' field and Mokie will pull that address into view. In other words, the search in the address book is alphabetical.
EG: You have a listing for Jane Doe. In the search field start typing Jan....
Any entries starting with 'Jan' will pop into view.
Add the person's Name, Address (or Mailing List File Name), Nick Name and, if desired, the Subject [Group] field:
Addressee's nick name(s). You may enter more than one nick name, each separated by a semi-colon ( ; )
The photo field is where you can link a picture to an addressee that will show when writing a message to that person. You will find a folder in the MM folder called MM_Photos. This is where you should add any photos (jpg, gif, or bmp) you want to use, making sure they are sized to 90 pixels x 90 pixels. Quick Help Demo here...
Note for MAILING LIST FILE NAME: In the TO ADDRESS field you can either enter a (one) correct e-mail address or a MAILING LIST FILE NAME. To enter a Mailing List File Name, click on the [..] file button and select a file name from the ..\MM_Data\MM_Groups folder.
Subject [Group] Field:
Previously, you should have created a Mailing List File which is a plain text file. It should contain any number of e-mail addresses, each address on a line of it's own. If the file contains e-mail addresses of your relatives, name the file RELATIVES.TXT
Using a Mailing List file may come in handy for sending a message in one go to all your friends, relatives, or business relations.
Read the file EXAMPLE.TXT in the ..\MM_Data\MM_Groups\EXAMPLE.TXT file.
This can be quite a handy field to use. If you are writing to a group (e.g. a Yahoo list) then you should complete the Group field; MM will automatically prefix the subject line with the [Groupname] in square brackets but only if the [Groupname] is not already present in the subject line. Furthermore, when you download messages to your MM Inbox, those with a [Groupname] will automatically be sorted into their own sub-folder.
NOTE: Keep in mind this does not absolutely have to be a group! You can make a "group name" for an individual as well... Eg. [Family] for messages to your relatives!
You Wrote, Hello, and Bye Fields:
The above will appear from what you previously used so if you want them different for a new addresse, you will need to change them!
- Enter here one or more greetings, each separated by a semi-colon ( ; )
- Enter here one or more goodbyes, each separated by a semi-colon ( ; )
- 'You wrote' is the default which will precede the quoted reply box when replying to a message. You can also add to , again separating each entry by a semi-colon ( ; ) , this field OR personalize it for different addressees.
On the right:
These fields contain the data that you used the last time you completed an address book record, thus you do not have to type the same data over and over again. However, these fields can be changed if necessary.
For example: IF you have more than one account, use the drop down arrows to show which you want used for this new addressee.
The Your Signature field may contain:
When you click on the Signature button, the program checks to see if a file is present in ..MM_Data\MM_SigFiles that has the name NickName".TXT -- where "NickName" is the sender's real nickname, in my case JOOP.TXT. If the file does not exist it is created. The result you see below.
- One or more typed names, separated by a semi-colon ( ; )
- The name(s) of a signature picture file, e.g. an (animated) .GIF image.
- The name of a .TXT text file containing a script that shows your name using a handwriting font, see the example file in the folder ..\MM_Data\MM_SigFiles\yourname.TXT
If you have more than one name, picture name or script file name (separated by semi colons) in the Your Signature fields, then one of these will be selected at random when you write a new message or reply to the addressee.
Tip: The .TXT text file can also contain a script to show a so called 'disclaimer paragraph' like this...
If these fields are blank:
When done with adding a NEW ENTRY or when EDITING an old... click SAVE!
- type your name
- select your E-mail address
- type your (nick)name(s) in the 'Your Signature' box
- ...and select a Server.
There are 2 other ways in which an address can (and in one case will be) added to your address book.
- When you REPLY to a message, if that person is not in your book, he/she will be added.
- If you Highlight a message HEADER in the Main window, then click on Address Book and then click ADD... that person will be added. Don't forget to click SAVE!
If you have an email address change, use the button [CHANGE] to easily change your email address in ALL address book entries.
Mailing Lists Maintenance
This is a VERY HANDY feature!
You can add one or multiple e-mail addresses to any mailing list file. The files must be located in the ..\MM_Data\MM_Groups folder.
First, click on the CREATE button to create a new Mailing List or select an existing Mailing List file by clicking the [..] button. Next, checkmark any number of records in the currently active address book and then click the ADD button. Mokum Mail will add the check-marked records to the mailing list and will check for duplicates, thus you will never end up with multiple entries of the same e-mail address in your Mailing List files.
If you send a message to someone, with many e-mail addresses in the BCC line, then - after sending the message - all BCC'd addresses will still be in the file ..\MM_Data\MM_Groups\BCC.TXT -- you can easily rename that file for future use! Be sure you RENAME this file right away, if wanted. The next time you use the BCC line, it will be over written.
Each record is prefixed with a checkmark box. Click on them to REMOVE, COPY, MOVE or BCC one or more records at one time.