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<h1 id="mail_and_newsgroup_preferences">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences</h1>

<p>The sections listed below describe the Mail &amp; Newsgroups preferences
  that apply to all your mail and newsgroup accounts. To see these
  preferences:</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences.</li>
  <li>Double-click Mail &amp; Newsgroups to expand the list.</li>
</ol>

<div class="contentsBox">In this section:
  <ul>
    <li><a href="#mail_and_newsgroups">Mail &amp; Newsgroups</a></li>
    <li><a href="#message_display">Message Display</a></li>
    <li><a href="#notifications">Notifications</a></li>
    <li><a href="#composition">Composition</a></li>
    <li><a href="#send_format">Send Format</a></li>
    <li><a href="#addressing_preferences">Addressing</a></li>
    <li><a href="#junk_and_suspect_preferences">Junk &amp; Suspect Mail</a></li>
    <li><a href="#tags">Tags</a></li>
    <li><a href="#return_receipts_preferences">Return Receipts</a></li>
    <li><a href="#character_encoding">Character Encoding</a></li>
    <li><a href="#network_and_storage_preferences">Network &amp; Storage
      Preferences</a></li>
  </ul>
</div>

<h2 id="mail_and_newsgroups">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences - Mail &amp;
  Newsgroups</h2>

<p>This section describes the main Mail &amp; Newsgroups preferences. If you
  are not already viewing the Mail &amp; Newsgroups main preferences, follow
  these steps:</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences. You see the
    Preferences dialog box.</li>
  <li>Click the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category.</li>
</ol>

<ul>
  <li><strong>Confirm when moving folders to the Trash</strong>: Choose to
    allow Mail &amp; Newsgroups to prompt you before deleting folders.</li>
  <li><strong>Remember the last selected message</strong>: Choose this option
    if you want &brandShortName; to select the message you had selected last
    before leaving a folder when you reenter a folder.</li>
  <li><strong>Preserve threading when sorting messages</strong>: Select this
    option if you want &brandShortName; to preserve the threaded message
    grouping
    <a href="mailnews_using_mail.xhtml#sorting_and_threading_messages">when
    sorting messages</a>. If it is not selected, &brandShortName; automatically
    displays the messages unthreaded when you sort them by clicking on the
    column headers.</li>
  <li><strong>Only check for new mail after opening Mail &amp;
    Newsgroups</strong>: By default, &brandShortName; checks for new messages
    even if only a browser window is open. Choose this option if you want to
    delay checking for new messages until after the Mail &amp; Newsgroups window
    has been opened at least once (be it automatically <a
    href="cs_nav_prefs_appearance.xhtml#appearance">on startup</a> or
    manually).</li>
  <li class="win"><strong>Make &brandShortName; the default application
    for</strong>: Select &brandShortName; as the default mail, news or feeds
    application for Windows and from within other applications such as Microsoft
    Word.

    <p><strong>Note</strong>: Setting &brandShortName; as the default
      mail, news or feeds application may remove the connection that other
      applications had with these tasks. Refer to the documentation of the
      respective applications in order to find how to restore the defaults.</p>
  </li>
  <li><strong>When Mail launches, show the Start Page in the message
    area</strong>: Select this to enable the Start Page. The Start Page
    appears in the message area when you first open &brandShortName; Mail &amp;
    Newsgroups. This page is the default page, but you can enter a different
    web page or URL of your choice. To disable the Start Page, deselect this
    option. Click Restore Default to return to the original page provided by
    &brandShortName;.</li>
</ul>

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  section</a>]</p>

<h2 id="message_display">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences - Message
  Display</h2>

<p>Message Display preferences allow you to choose how messages are
  displayed (for example, font style and color) in all accounts. If you are not
  already viewing the Message Display settings, follow these steps:</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences. You see the
    Preferences dialog box.</li>
  <li>Under the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category, click Message Display. (If no
    subcategories are visible, double-click Mail &amp; Newsgroups to expand
    the list.)</li>
</ol>

<ul>
  <li><strong>When opening messages, display them in</strong>: Here you can
    choose if you want to reuse a message window for the next mail or if you
    want to open a new one for each.</li>
  <li><strong>Block images and other content from remote sources</strong>:
    Select this checkbox if you do not want to display remote images and other
    content in received messages, except from senders in your address books
    whom you have allowed. (This checkbox is selected by default.)</li>
  <li><strong>Wait [__] seconds before marking a message as read</strong>:
    Choose this option if you do not want a message to be marked as read when
    you are only taking a brief look at it. Enter the number of seconds you
    want a message to be displayed before it gets marked as read automatically.

    <p><strong>Tip</strong>: If you do not want Mail &amp; Newsgroups to mark
      your messages as read automatically at all, you can select this option
      and enter a very large number of seconds.</p>
  </li>
  <li><strong>Plain Text Messages</strong>: Select the font you prefer for
    viewing plain-text messages: fixed width or variable width. Choosing a font
    style, size, and color for quoted plain-text messages can help you more
    easily distinguish quoted text (usually a message that&apos;s been
    forwarded to you or by you).
    <ul>
      <li><strong>Wrap text to fit window width</strong>: Select this so that
        incoming messages are word-wrapped to fit the width of your Mail
        window.</li>
      <li><strong>Display emoticons as graphics</strong>: Select this so that
        when you receive messages that contain emoticons (also called smiley
        faces) Mail &amp; Newsgroups can convert them to graphics, for example:
        <table border="1">
          <tr align="center">
            <td><strong>This</strong>:</td>
            <td><strong>Converts to</strong>:</td>
          </tr>
          <tr align="center">
            <td>:-)</td>
            <td><span class="smiley moz-smiley-s1"/></td>
          </tr>
          <tr align="center">
            <td>:)</td>
            <td><span class="smiley moz-smiley-s1"/></td>
          </tr>
          <tr align="center">
            <td>:-(</td>
            <td><span class="smiley moz-smiley-s2"/></td>
          </tr>
          <tr align="center">
            <td>:(</td>
            <td><span class="smiley moz-smiley-s2"/></td>
          </tr>
          <tr align="center">
            <td>;-)</td>
            <td><span class="smiley moz-smiley-s3"/></td>
          </tr>
          <tr align="center">
            <td>;-p</td>
            <td><span class="smiley moz-smiley-s4"/></td>
          </tr>
        </table>
      </li>
    </ul>
  </li>
</ul>

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  section</a>]</p>

<h2 id="notifications">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences - Notifications</h2>

<p>Notification preferences allow you to select different methods for informing
  you on arrival of a new message. So you don&apos;t have to always look in the
  folders.</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences.</li>
  <li>Under the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category, click Notifications. (If no
    subcategories are visible, double-click Mail &amp; Newsgroups to expand
    the list.)</li>
</ol>

<ul>
  <li class="win"><strong>Show an alert</strong>: Select this if you want 
    &brandShortName; Mail &amp; Newsgroups to display a sliding alert above 
    your system tray in the lower right corner of your screen when new 
    messages arrive. The sliding alert only appears once when new messages
    arrive, and won&apos;t appear again until you bring the Mail &amp;
    Newsgroups window to the front.
    <table>
      <tr>
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      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td style="width: 20px;"></td>
        <td><strong>Sliding new mail alert</strong></td>
      </tr>
    </table>

    <p>When the alert appears, clicking the link displayed in the alert will
      take you to the first folder that has new mail.
    </p>

    <p>The new message alert will continue to work even after you close the
      Mail window (as long as another &brandShortName; application is running).
    </p>
  </li>

  <li class="win"><strong>Show a tray icon</strong>: Select this if you want
    &brandShortName; Mail &amp; Newsgroups to display an icon in your system
    tray (which is usually found in the lower right corner of your screen) when
    new messages arrive. This icon will stay in the system tray until you have
    visited one of your folders with new mail or checked for new messages
    manually.
    <p style="text-indent: 20px"><img src="images/mail_newmail_trayicon.png"
      alt=""/>&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>New mail tray icon</strong></p>
    <p>When the icon appears, double-clicking it will open the &brandShortName;
      Mail &amp; Newsgroups main window.</p>
  </li>

  <li class="mac"><strong>Animate the Dock icon</strong>: Select this if you
    want Mail &amp; Newsgroups to bounce the &brandShortName; Dock icon when
    new messages arrive.</li>
  <li><strong>Play a sound</strong>: Select this if you want &brandShortName; 
    Mail &amp; Newsgroups to play a sound when new messages arrive. You can
    choose between the default system sound and a custom sound in WAV format.
    If you choose the latter, use the Browse button to select the sound file in
    the file locator. Click on the Play button to listen to the chosen sound
    file.

    <p>Once &brandShortName; Mail has been started, the new messages sound will
      continue to work even after you close the Mail window (as long as another
      &brandShortName; application is running).</p>
  </li>
</ul>

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  section</a>]</p>

<h2 id="composition">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences - Composition</h2>

<p>Composition preferences affect how you create messages (for example,
  forwarding options and address autocompletion) in all accounts. If you are
  not already viewing the Composition settings, follow these steps:</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences.</li>
  <li>Under the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category, click Composition. (If no
    subcategories are visible, double-click Mail &amp; Newsgroups to expand
    the list.)</li>
</ol>

<ul>
  <li><strong>Forward Messages</strong>: Choose how you want forwarded
    message text to appear: as an attachment or inline (in the body of your
    message).</li>
  <li><strong>Quote attachments viewed inline in replies</strong>: If this
    option is checked, then attachments (such as images, text, or messages)
    viewed inline are included in the quote when replying to an email.</li>
  <li><strong>Automatically save the message every [__] minutes</strong>:
    Choose this option if you want Mail &amp; Newsgroups to save the message
    you are currently composing automatically at the given interval. After a
    computer crash or program failure you can find the latest saved version of
    the message in your Drafts folder.</li>
  <li><strong>Confirm when using keyboard shortcut to send message</strong>:
    Check this option if want to be asked if you&apos;re sure to be ready to
    send the message when you&apos;re pressing Ctrl+Return in message editor.
    This may help you avoid accidentally sending the message if you enter the
    keyboard shortcut by mistake when composing a message.</li>
  <li><strong>Select reply header type</strong>:
    Select the type of reply header you wish to use. There are four choices
    available:
    <ol>
      <li>No Reply Header</li>
      <li>[Author] wrote:<br/>
        This setting is based on the mailnews.reply_header_authorwrote 
        preference.</li>
      <li>On [date], [author] wrote:<br/>
        This setting is based on a combination of the mailnews.reply_header_ondate, 
        mailnews.reply_header_separator and mailnews.reply_header_authorwrote 
        preferences.</li>
      <li>[Author] wrote, On [date]:<br/>
        This setting is based on a combination of the 
        mailnews.reply_header_authorwrote, mailnews.reply_header_separator and 
        mailnews.reply_header_ondate preferences.</li>
    </ol>
  </li>
  <li><strong>Wrap plain text messages at [__] characters</strong>: Enter a
    number to set the right margin for text in the message area.</li>
  <li><strong>Defaults for HTML Messages</strong>: Here you can define what the
    defaults are for font, size, text and background color if you choose to
    send mails in HTML format.</li>
</ul>

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  section</a>]</p>

<h2 id="send_format">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences - Send Format</h2>

<p>Send Format preferences allow you to specify how you want to format your
  outgoing messages. If you are not already viewing the Send Format settings,
  follow these steps:</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences. You see the
    Preferences dialog box.</li>
  <li>Under the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category, click Send Format. (If no
    subcategories are visible, double-click Mail &amp; Newsgroups to expand
    the list.)</li>
</ol>

<ul>
  <li><strong>Ask me what to do</strong>: This option requires Mail &amp;
    Newsgroups to prompt you to choose a format before you send the
    message.</li>
  <li><strong>Convert the message to plain text</strong>: This option may
    cause your message to lose formatting such as bold text.</li>
  <li><strong>Send the message in HTML anyway</strong>: If you select this
    option, keep in mind that some mail programs may have trouble displaying
    the message.</li>
  <li><strong>Send the message in both plain text and HTML</strong>: This
    option uses more disk space.

    <p>You can always override these preferences for an individual message by
      using the Options menu in the Mail Compose window.</p>
  </li>
  <li><strong>HTML and Plain Text Domains</strong>: Use the Add button to add
    the domain names that you typically send mail to, if you know which domains
    can display HTML-formatted mail messages, and which domains can only
    display plain text.</li>
</ul>

<p>For example, if you typically send mail to multiple recipients that have the
  same domain name (for example, your colleagues all have email addresses that
  end in <q>netscape.net</q>), and you know that this domain name is capable of
  displaying HTML messages, then you can add the netscape.net domain to the
  list of HTML Domains so that Mail &amp; Newsgroups will automatically send
  messages in HTML format to these recipients.</p>

<p>Similarly, if you typically send mail to recipients at a domain that you
  know can only receive Plain Text messages, you can add that domain name to
  the list of Plain Text domains, so that Mail &amp; Newsgroups automatically
  sends messages to that domain in plain-text format.</p>

<p><strong>Note</strong>: If you regularly compose HTML (formatted) mail
  messages, keep in mind that sometimes not all recipients use mail programs
  that can display HTML formatting properly. Send Format preferences allow you
  to specify how you want to format messages that go to recipients who cannot
  display HTML-formatted mail. You can convert messages to plain text, format
  them only as HTML, or format them as both HTML and plain text. These
  preferences apply to all your mail accounts, but only to mail messages and
  not to newsgroup messages.</p>

<p>Whenever you add a person or address card to your address book, you can
  specify whether that addressee can receive HTML-formatted messages. However,
  when this information is unknown, you can set Send Format preferences for how
  Mail &amp; Newsgroups formats these messages.</p>

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<h2 id="addressing_preferences">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences -
  Addressing</h2>

<p>Addressing preferences allow you to control the settings for
  &brandShortName; Mail &amp; Newsgroups address books (for example, email
  address collection and address autocompletion). If you are not already
  viewing the Addressing settings, follow these steps:</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences. You see the
    Preferences dialog box.</li>
  <li>Under the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category, select Addressing. (If no
    subcategories are visible, double-click Mail &amp; Newsgroups to expand
    the list.)</li>
</ol>

<ul>
  <li><strong>Email Address Collection</strong>: Select this if you want Mail
    &amp; Newsgroups to automatically collect recipients&apos; email addresses.
    Use the drop-down list to choose between having the addresses added to your
    Collected Addresses or your Personal Address Book.</li>
  <li id="address_autocompletion"><strong>Address Autocompletion</strong>:
    Address autocompletion allows you to quickly address mail without having to
    search for names or type names completely. Select from which location Mail
    &amp; Newsgroups will search for matching addresses: <q>Local Address
    Books</q> (Personal Address Book, Collected Addresses, or any other local
    address book) or <q>Directory Server</q> (an available LDAP directory
    server) or both. If you want Mail &amp; Newsgroups to highlight addresses
    that do not autocomplete, then select that option.

    <p><strong>Note</strong>: If while addressing mail, multiple email address
      matches are found, Mail &amp; Newsgroups displays a list of all possible
      choices.</p>

    <p>If you select Directory Server, choose a directory server from the list.
      A directory server lets you look up addresses that are not stored in one
      of your local address books. The directory you select will also be
      searched for matching certificates when you attempt to send an encrypted
      message to one or more recipients for whom you don&apos;t have
      certificates on file.</p>

    <p>See <a
      href="mailnews_addressbooks.xhtml#adding_and_removing_ldap_directories">Adding
      and Removing LDAP Directories</a> for information on setting LDAP
      directory server settings.</p>

    <p><strong>Note</strong>: Directory server settings you enter from the
      Preferences dialog box apply to all your mail accounts. You can override
      these settings for individual accounts by specifying different LDAP
      directory servers or server settings using the Addressing settings for an
      account in the Mail &amp; Newsgroups Account Settings dialog box. To set
      different addressing options for a specific account, open the Edit menu
      and choose Mail &amp; Newsgroups Account Settings.</p>
  </li>
</ul>

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  section</a>]</p>

<h2 id="junk_and_suspect_preferences">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences -
  Junk &amp; Suspect Mail</h2>

<p>This section describes how to use the Junk &amp; Suspect Mail preferences
  panel. If you are not currently viewing the Junk &amp; Suspect Mail panel,
  follow these steps:</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences.</li>
  <li>Under the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category, select Junk &amp; Suspect Mail.
    (If no subcategories are visible, double-click Mail &amp; Newsgroups to
    expand the list.)</li>
</ol>

<ul>
  <li><strong>When I mark messages as junk</strong>: Choose this to
    set what you want &brandShortName; to do when you manually mark messages
    as Junk.
    <ul>
      <li><strong>Move them to the account's <q>Junk</q> folder</strong>:
        Choose this to move manually-marked Junk messages to the Junk folder.
      </li>
      <li><strong>Delete them</strong>: Choose this to move manually-marked 
        Junk messages to the trash folder.</li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><strong>Mark messages as read</strong>:
    <ul>
      <li><strong>When &brandShortName; determines that they are junk</strong>:
        Select this option to mark junk messages as read, so they will not show
        up as new.</li>
      <li><strong>When I manually mark them as junk</strong>: Select this
        option to mark messages as read when you manually mark them as junk.
      </li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><strong>Enable junk filter logging</strong>: Select this option to allow
    logging the history of Junk mail detections. Click the <strong>Show log
    </strong> button to open a dialog showing this log.</li>
  <li><strong>Reset training data</strong>: Click this button to clear the
    training data of the adaptive junk filter. Since this will effectively
    destroy your personal junk profile, you will be asked for confirmation.
  </li>
  <li><strong>Tell me if the message I'm reading is a suspected email
    scam</strong>: Choose this to make &brandShortName; analyze messages for
    suspected email scams by looking for common techniques used to deceive
    people.</li>
  <li><strong>Allow anti-virus clients to scan incoming messages more
    easily</strong>: Choose this to let &brandShortName; make it easier for
    anti-virus software to analyze incoming mail messages for viruses before
    they are stored locally.</li>
</ul>

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  section</a>]</p>


<h2 id="tags">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences - Tags</h2>

<p>This section describes how to use the Tags preferences panel. You use the
  Tags preferences to define the tag text, colors and order for message tags.
  If you are not currently viewing the panel, follow these steps:</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences.</li>
  <li>Under the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category, select Tags. (If no options
    are visible, double-click the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category to expand the
    list.)</li>
</ol>

<ul>
  <li><strong>Customize Tags</strong>: Specifies the tag text and the color
    for each tag. You can edit or replace the default tag text with your
    own text (up to 32 characters). To change the tag color, click the color
    chip next to that tag and select a new color. Use the Move Up and Move Down
    buttons to order your tags by descending importance. Messages with
    multiple tags will be colored according to their most important tag.</li>
  <li><strong>Restore Defaults</strong>: Removes all customized tags and
    restores just the default tags&apos; text and colors.</li>
</ul>

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  section</a>]</p>

<h2 id="return_receipts_preferences">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences - Return
  Receipts</h2>

<p>This section describes how to use the Return Receipts preferences panel. If
  you are not currently viewing the Return Receipts panel, follow these
  steps:</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences.</li>
  <li>Under the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category, select Return Receipts. (If no
    subcategories are visible, double-click Mail &amp; Newsgroups to expand the
    list.)</li>
</ol>

<p>You use the Return Receipts preferences to define return receipt settings
  for outgoing messages from all your mail accounts. You also use the Return
  Receipt preferences to specify how to manage requests you receive for return
  receipts.</p>

<ul>
  <li><strong>When sending messages, always request a return receipt</strong>:
    Enables automatic return receipt requests for all outgoing messages in all
    your mail accounts.</li>
  <li><strong>Leave it in my Inbox</strong>: Return receipt confirmation
    messages are delivered to your Inbox.

    <p><strong>Tip</strong>: Choose this option if you want to use a filter
      that automatically moves return receipt confirmation messages to a folder
      you specify. For information on creating and using filters, see
      <a href="mailnews_organizing.xhtml#creating_message_filters">Creating
      Message Filters</a>.</p>
  </li>
  <li><strong>Move it to my Sent Mail folder</strong>: Incoming return receipt
    confirmation messages are moved to your Sent mail folder.</li>
  <li><strong>Never send a return receipt</strong>: Choose this option if you
    do not want to send a return receipt in response to requests for return
    receipts from others.</li>
  <li><strong>Allow return receipts for some messages</strong>: Choose how you
    want to respond to requests you receive for return receipts.</li>
</ul>

<p>To override these global preferences for individual accounts, see
  <a href="mailnews_account_settings.xhtml#return_receipts">Mail &amp;
  Newsgroups Account Settings - Return Receipts</a>.</p>

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  section</a>]</p>

<h2 id="character_encoding">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences - Character
  Encoding</h2>

<p>Character encoding preferences allow you to choose how messages are encoded
  when being displayed or created in all accounts. If you are not already
  viewing the Character Encoding settings, follow these steps:</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences. You see the
    Preferences dialog box.</li>
  <li>Under the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category, click Character Encoding. (If
    no subcategories are visible, double-click Mail &amp; Newsgroups to expand
    the list.)</li>
</ol>

<ul>
  <li><strong>Default Character Encoding</strong>: Click this drop-down list to
    select the character encoding you want Mail &amp; Newsgroups to use as the
    default for incoming mail and newsgroup messages. This is recommended if
    it&apos;s likely you might receive messages in which the character encoding
    (MIME charset) is not indicated, such as when reading messages in
    international newsgroups.</li>
  <li><strong>Always use this default character encoding when messages are
    displayed</strong>: Select this to apply the default character encoding to
    all messages.

    <p><strong>Tip</strong>: You can later view or change the character
      encoding for a specific folder. In the Mail window, select a folder from
      the list of Mail folders. Open the View menu, and choose Character
      Encoding.</p>
  </li>
  <li><strong>For messages that contain 8-bit characters, use &apos;quoted
    printable&apos; MIME encoding</strong>: Choose to have Mail &amp;
    Newsgroups use <q>quoted printable</q> MIME encoding when sending regular
    messages that use an 8-bit character encoding (for example, Latin
    ISO-8859-3).</li>
  <li><strong>Default Character Encoding</strong>: Select the character
    encoding you want Mail &amp; Newsgroups to use as the default for outgoing
    mail and newsgroup messages. Note that this character encoding is
    <strong>not</strong> used when replying to a message. Instead, the
    character encoding of the message being replied to is used by default.
    Choose <strong>Always use this default character encoding in
    replies</strong> to use the default character encoding for outgoing
    messages even when replying.</li>
</ul>

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<h2 id="network_and_storage_preferences">Mail &amp; Newsgroups Preferences -
  Network &amp; Storage</h2>

<p>This section describes how to use the Network &amp; Storage preferences
  panel. If you are not currently viewing the panel, follow these steps:</p>

<ol>
  <li>Open the <span class="mac">&brandShortName;</span>
    <span class="noMac">Edit</span> menu and choose Preferences.</li>
  <li>Under the Mail &amp; Newsgroups category, select Network &amp; Storage.
    (If no subcategories are visible, double-click Mail &amp; Newsgroups to
    expand the list.)</li>
</ol>

<p>The Network &amp; Storage preferences allow you to set preferences for
  working offline, going online, mail connections and disk space.</p>

<ul>
  <li><strong>Offline</strong>: Select how you want Mail &amp; Newsgroups to
    handle messages when going online or offline.</li>
  <li><strong>Mail Connections</strong>: Choose how long you want Mail &amp;
    Newsgroups to keep trying to contact the server before timing out.</li>
  <li><strong>Disk Space</strong>: Select this to conserve disk space by 
    automatically compacting message folders when it will save the amount 
    of disk space you enter.</li>
</ul>

<p>See <a href="mailnews_offline.xhtml#working_offline">Working Offline</a> for
  information on working offline.</p>

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