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<?php    
/*
PHPwebmail is a webmail client written in php.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License   
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307, USA.
*/

   session_start();
   require("not_registered.php");

	if ($db_link = mysql_connect($sql_host,$sql_user,$sql_pw)) {
		@mysql_select_db("phpwebmail");
		$sql_query = "SELECT textmode FROM prefs WHERE user='$name'";
		$result = mysql_query($sql_query);
		        // catch SQL errors
		        if (mysql_errno()) echo ("ERROR ".mysql_error());
		$row = mysql_fetch_row($result);
		$textmode = $row[0];
		mysql_close($db_link);
	} // if db_link ends
?>
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<td><font face="arial" size=2><h2>Welcome to PHPwebmail <?php echo($version); ?></h2></td><td align="right"><font face="arial" size=2><b><a href="http://www.php.net" target="_blank">
<?php if ($textmode) echo "powered by php4"; else echo "<img src=images/php4.gif border=0 alt=\"PHP ... the open source killer application on the web\">"; ?>
</a></td>
</tr></table>
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<h3>Help:</h3>
<h3>General</h3>
The window is broken down into 3 frames.<BR>  
<UL>
<LI>The IconBar (top)</LI>
<LI>The Message Index (center)</LI>
<LI>The Message Text (bottom)</LI>
</UL>
<B><h3>The IconBar (top)</h3></B>
<P>

The IconBar holds all of the global functions.  

<UL>
   <LI><B>mail folder</B> - To change folders, simply select the folder you want.</LI>
   <LI><B>check mail</B> - Refreshes the Message Index bringing with it any new email.</LI>
   <LI><B>new message</B> - opens the compose window allowing you to send a message.</LI> 
   <LI><B>empty trash</B> - removes messages from the current mail folder that are marked with a 
   <?php if ($textmode) echo "'D'"; else echo "<img src=images/expunge.gif>"; ?> 
   flag.</LI>
   <LI><B>sent messages</B> - shows mail that you have sent with PHPwebmail (if you did not set your preferences to store sent mail in an IMAP folder).</LI>
   <LI><B>address book</B> - an e-mail address book. You can import address books from textfiles with the following delimiters: Colon (,), Semicolon(;), or Tabulator. The file should only contain the name and e-mail fields. Example for importing from MS Outlook Express: Export your addressbook as a .csv file and export only the fields "name" and "e-mail".</LI>
   <LI><B>mail folders</B> - lets you manage your IMAP mail folders.</LI>
   <LI><B>preferences</B> - set up your user preferences.</LI>
   <LI><B>logout</B> - logs you out of the system. Very important for security reasons if you share your computer with other people or if you are using PHPwebmail from a public Internet terminal.</LI>
   <LI><B>help</B> - brings up this message.</LI>
</UL>
</P>
<B><h3>The Message Index (center)</h3></B>
<P>
The Message Index is the index of the messages in the current folder.  It is layed out in the following manner:<BR>
<br>
<TABLE width="100%" border=1>
   <TR>
      <TD width="5%"><font face="arial" size=2>Flags</TD>
      <TH align=left width="30%"><font face="arial" size=2>From/To</TH>
      <TH align=left width="30%"><font face="arial" size=2>Subject <i>(Click to read)</TH>
      <TD width="30%"><font face="arial" size=2>Date/Time</TD>
      <TD width="5%"><font face="arial" size=2><i>commands</i></TD>
   </TR>
</TABLE>
<br>
The fields are as follows:
<UL>
   <LI><B>Flags:</B> Message flags<BR>
      <UL>
         <LI>
	 <?php if ($textmode) echo "A"; else echo "<img src=images/reply.gif>"; ?> 
	 - Answered</LI>
         <LI>
	 <?php if ($textmode) echo "D"; else echo "<img src=images/expunge.gif>"; ?>
	 - Deleted</LI>
         <LI>
	 <?php if ($textmode) echo "N"; else echo "<img src=images/new.gif>"; ?> 
	 - New, unseen or recent</LI>
      </UL></LI>
   <LI><B>From/To:</B> The sender or recipient (if the sender was the user) of the message.</LI>
   <LI><B>Subject:</B> The subject of the message.  Click on the subject of the message to read the message.</LI>
   <LI><B>Date/Time:</B> When the message was sent.</LI>
   <LI><B>delete all:</B> Asks a final question before emptying the current mail folder.<br>
   <LI><B>re</B> - reply to this message</LI>
   <LI><B>all</B> - reply to all recipients of this message</LI>
   <LI><B>fw</B> - forward this message</LI>
   <LI><B>del</B> - mark/unmark message for deletion. <br>
   To finally delete marked messages, click on <b>empty trash</b> in the IconBar.</LI>
</UL>
</P>
<P>
New messages will be at the top of the list.
</P>
<B><h3>The Message Text (bottom)</h3></B>
<P>
This is where messages are read and composed.<BR>
<br>
If you want to forward a message, click on the sender's name (same as with reply) and change the recipient address to the one you are forwarding to.<br>
When you have read a message, you can move it to a different mail folder with the little menu at the bottom.<br>
For multiple recipients simply use a comma (',') between the email addresses.<br>
If you want to send more than one attachment, please put them together as a ZIP file or send multiple messages.
</P>
<P>
Have fun,<br>
Bernard <A HREF="mailto:hide@address.com">(hide@address.com)</A>
</P>
<B><h3>Legal Stuff</h3></B>
<P>
PHPwebmail is an email client written in <A HREF="http://www.php.net" target="_blank">php4</A>.<BR>
Copyright &copy; 2000-2001  <A HREF="http://www.bmpsystems.com" target="_blank">bmp System Support</A><BR>
A lot of the code was written by <A HREF="mailto:hide@address.com">Scott Price</a>, who did a wonderful job expanding the features of PHPwebmail 1.x into <A HREF="http://www.dflytech.com/products/dragonflymail/" target="_blank">DragonFlyMail</a>.</P>
<P>
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the 
<A HREF="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html" target="_blank">GNU General Public License</A>
as published by the <A HREF="http://www.gnu.org" target="_blank">Free Software Foundation</A>;
either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
</P>
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
<A HREF="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html" target="_blank">GNU General Public License</A>
for more details.
</P>
<P>
You should have received a copy of the 
<A HREF="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html" target="_blank">GNU General Public License</A>
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307, USA.
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