RoundCube is a web-based email interface that allows Spiderweb customers to read, manage and send emails via a web browser using an Internet connection from any location.
To manage your email before downloading from the serverClick here to access Webmail
When you click on the link to Webmail the Login Screen appears
Enter your username and password and click
NOTE: Your login username needs to be your FULL email address.
After you have logged in, you will see a screen similar to the one below.
RoundCube Webmail is an interface to your email system through the web and has features like drag-and-drop the same way you move files & folders on your computer. RoundCube is also highly customizable to your personal preferences and consists of four main parts (refer to the overview image above):
The menu at the left hand side of the screen shows all the mail folders in your email account, as described below. If folders such as Sent, Trash, or any personal folders you may have created are not visible, click the cog icon on the lower left, select Manage Folders, then tick the box beside the folders you wish to make visible. Go back to the Mail window using the icon on the top right menu bar.
Inbox- this is where new emails arrive, by default
Drafts- this is where your draft messages are stored, see later on composing emails
Sent- messages sent by yourself are stored there
Junk- for Spam messages only available if you have Spam Filtering enabled
Trash- for messages that you have deleted, NOTE: The Trash folder is emptied when you log out
To open a folder, click on it once and the list of messages it contains will appear.
When you access RoundCube for the first time, you may only find the Inbox, the other folders will need to be manually enabled.
To do this:
This part of the screen contains a number of icons that allow you to perform different actions, depending on what is displayed in the main part of the window (4). In this example, the 7 icons have the following functions, from left to right:
Check for New Messages:checks for new messages in the current folder
Compose:creates a new email message
Reply to Sender:creates a new message in reply to the currently selected one; it will be addressed to the sender of the selected message only
Reply to List:similar to Reply, but the reply will not only be addressed to the sender of the selected message but also to all of its recipients. This makes sense if the message was sent to a group of people and you want all of them to receive your answer
Forward Message:forwards the currently selected message to another person
Delete:* delete the currently selected message(s), that is, move them to Trash
Mark Messages:As unread, read, flagged, etc
Print:print the currently selected message
The icons at the top right of the screen give you access to different applications which are part of RoundCube, including the E-Mail component described above.
This is also where you will find the Address Book which is self-explanatory.
The Settings button which gives you access to a number of options that allow you to customize RoundCube according to your needs (e.g. creating new folders)
Finally, the logout button terminates your RoundCube session. You should always logout after using RoundCube.
Displays the list of all messages in the current folder.
To save an attachment from an email message, select the message and choose Save Attachments from the File menu or use the methods below.
If the attachment is a file or folder:
If the enclosure is an image:
Note: If you are unable to open or select the enclosure, the enclosure may have been embedded in the Mail message as an inline graphic. If this is the case, you can forward the mail to yourself so that Mail can re-attach the image.
Corrupt folders in an email program tend to occur when you have lots of messages in a folder. Even though you may have deleted many of them, until the folders are compacted, they are not actually deleted by the email program (only marked for deletion in the background). This is usually only a problem for the inbox folder as while other folders may get very large you typically don't delete messages in them often. Its recommended that you keep the number of messages in your inbox small and move any you want to permanently keep to other folders/child folders. Each email program will have its own method of compacting, so check the Help Menu of the email program you are using for the relevant instructions. Here are a few links that may be of use: