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Web mail, calendars and address book management on HappyServer

 

If you have an account on HappyServer then you also have a web mail, calendar and address book account too. Just go to webmail.happyserver.co.uk and login with your full username (name@domain) and you can check your email online and use all the other integrated services.

Security check

HappyServer automatically encrypts your email and personal data for your protection, but as a result of this you may get a security confirmation request when you try to connect - if you want to stop this appearing (to save you having to click 'Yes' every time) then you can decide to 'trust' HappyServer's encrypted web connection by adding HappyServer's security certificate. If you are using Internet Explorer then the procedure is as follows:
Internet Explorer pre-XP Service Pack 2
Click to download and then install it by choosing 'Open' followed by 'Install Certificate...'. Next click 'Next' to accept 'Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate' and 'Finish'. 'The import was successful' will appear - click 'Ok' to dismiss this dialogue box and then 'OK' on the Certificate window to close it.
Internet Explorer with XP Service Pack 2
Click to download and then install it by choosing 'Open' followed by 'Install Certificate...'. Click 'Next' to proceed into the wizard, and then click 'Next' again to accept 'Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate' and 'Finish'. A Security Warning screen will summarise the details of the certificate and ask you to confirm that you are installing it. You should choose 'Yes' if you do wish to accept the Happyserver security certificate. 'The import was successful' will appear - click 'Ok' to dismiss this dialogue box and then 'OK' on the Certificate window to close it.

Now you shouldn't be asked to confirm you're happy to trust HappyServer web mail everytime you connect.

Logging in

When you connect to webmail.happyserver.co.uk the login screen will appear. Login with your existing username and password and optionally choose a display language for the on-screen prompts.

Please note that the screenshots on this page refer to the previous version of the webmail system. The general principles still apply, however.

When you login you will usually go straight to your inbox, where your new and existing mail will be displayed. The screen will look something like this one:

The main features to note are the menu bar across the top, which lets you move to the different areas of the system and the folder contents in the centre of the screen.

Menu bar

A full explanation of this system is beyond the scope of this page, but you can find more detailed help by choosing the 'Help' function inside the service.

'INBOX' will always return to your inbox, whilst 'Compose' will let you write a new mail, 'Options' will provide configuration options to tune the display and other behaviour to your preferences, whilst 'Search' and 'Help' are self-explanatory. 'Address Book' and 'Calendar' provide access to the advanced address book and calendar system functionality which you can safely ignore should you wish not to use them. You should use the 'Logout' function when you have finished to ensure noone else can access your email. The 'Open Folder' button will let you change to a different folder or create other folders - you can use these to tidy and store your email should you wish.

Folder contents

The remainder of the window shows any existing email you have in your inbox. Pale blue lines show new unread mail, red indicates important email, green indicates mail you've replied to and dark grey email is email you've deleted. Experiment with ticking email and choosing options from the 'Mark as:' menu, or use the 'Move | Copy' menu to move or copy messages to a differnet folder. You can also click on the column headings to sort mail (click twice to reverse sort).

Click on an email to view it. When viewing an email you can use the small arrows at the top-right to move forward and backward through the folder as well as choose the text buttons to forward, print, reply to and so on to emails.

Compose new email

The compose mail window looks like this:

The usual Subject:, To:, CC: (carbon copy) and BCC: (blind carbon copy) fields are present, and you can add address book entries by choosing the 'address book' button. Type in the main box or to attach documents click the 'Attachments' button and use the slots at the bottom of the page and hit 'Attach' for each, and 'Send Message' when you're ready - easy!

Addressbooks

You can use the 'address book' icon on the menu bar at the top of each page to move to your contact manager. You can then use addresses from it when sending email by choosing the 'Address Book' button in the compose email window. Or you can type in part of their name/email and hit the 'Expand names' button to search your address book for matches and auto-expand the text into their full email address.

Have fun!

Good luck - this should be enough to get you started. If you're stuck, feel free to email us at info@happyserver.co.uk.

 

Gareth Moore / Michael Derringer 2002-5