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How to configure global preferences in Horde

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to configure global preferences in Horde

This tutorial assumes that you’ve already logged in to Horde webmail.

Now let’s learn how to configure global preferences.

Point the mouse on the wheel icon and then click Preferences, and then Global Preferences.

This is the Global Preferences page. There are many different options that can be configured here. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Click on the Personal Information link.

Enter Identity’s name in Identity’s name box.

Enter your Full Name in Your full name box.

Click Save.

Now click the Show All Preferences Groups button.

Click the Locale and Time link.

You can set your Preferred Language, Time zone, Date display and Time display here.

Click the Show All Preferences Groups button.

Click the Display Preferences link.

There are several Display preferences here we can set, including the color scheme.

Click Show All Preferences Groups.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to change several of the Global Preferences in Horde.

How to import contacts from Horde

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to import contacts from Horde

Go to Address Book, then click the Address Book sub menu.

This is the Address Book. As you can see here, it has no contacts and is currently empty.

This tutorial assumes that you’ve already logged in to Horde webmail.

Let’s go ahead and add contacts.

Click the Import/Export option.

On this page we can import contacts. We have the option to change the format of the files we are importing but for now let’s leave the default.

Click the Choose file button.

Locate the file on your computer you wish to import, then click Open.

Click the Next button.

You can change the options on this page but the defaults are recommended.

Now let’s learn how to import our contacts from Horde.

Click Next again.

This page shows the fields that match in our imported file with Horde’s contact system. In this case, every field matches.

Click Next.

That’s it! Our contacts have been successfully imported.

Click the Browse option.

You can see the contacts we just imported here. You can edit or delete any of the contacts.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to import contacts into Horde.

How to open an email message in Horde

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to open an email message in Horde

This tutorial assumes that you’ve already logged in to Horde webmail.

Now let’s learn how to open an email message in Horde.

We can open the mailbox either by clicking the Inbox link or by clicking the Mail menu.

Here we see a listing of all mail currently in our Inbox. Highlighted emails indicate they have not been seen yet.

Let’s open an email message now.

It is also possible to make an email you’ve already seen (or read), as unseen (or unread). Let’s go ahead and do that now.

This is the email we chose to open.

Here, we can view the message in the email that we just opened.

Click the check box next to the opened email.

Right click on the email, then go to Mark As…

Uncheck the box next to Seen.

As you can see, the email is highlighted once again meaning it is unread/unseen.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to open an email message in horde.

How to edit your personal information in Horde

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to edit your personal information in Horde

This tutorial assumes that you’ve already logged in to Horde webmail.

Now let’s learn how to edit our personal information.

Select the wheel icon, then Preferences.

Click the Global Preferences option.

Click the Personal Information Link.

Enter the identity name.

Then enter your full name.

Click Save when finished.

That’s it! Your personal information has now been edited.

You can return here at any time to update your personal information.

You can see the Full Name we entered shows here.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to edit your personal information in Horde.

How to create tasks in Horde

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to create tasks in Horde

This tutorial assumes that you’ve already logged in to Horde webmail.

Now let’s learn how to create a task. Adding a task is equivalent to adding to a To Do list. It gives you a reminder of the upcoming task.

Click the Tasks menu.

This is the Tasks page where we can view incomplete, future and completed tasks.

Click the New Task button.

This is the page where we can add a new task. Options for a task include Assignee, a due date, an alarm, a priority level and a description.

Let’s go ahead and add a new task.

You can optionally set Tags for this new task.

From the Assignee dropdown window, select the task Assignee.

Set the Due date, Delay Start Until and Alarm options as per your needs.

You can set the task to Private if you wish.

Set the priority of the task as per your needs.

Click the Recurrence tab.

If you want to set this task up to recur every so often, you can do that here.

Click the Description tab.

Enter a description here.

Click Save when finished.

That’s it! The new task has been added and can be seen here.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create tasks in Horde.

How to write an email message in Horde

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to write an email message in Horde

This tutorial assumes that you’ve already logged in to Horde webmail.

Now let’s learn how to write and send an email message.

Click the Mail menu.

Then click New Message.

This is where you write or compose a new email message.

You can simply type the email address you want to send your message to here in the To field.

If the email address is saved in the Address Book, it will auto-populate the matching options.

Let’s copy this message to someone else as well, by adding their adddress in the CC field.

Now let’s add a subject to the message.

Type the body of the message here.

When finished, click the Send button.

That’s it! The email message has been sent.

Now select the Sent folder.

You can see the message we just sent shown here in the Sent folder.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to write and send email messages with Horde webmail.

How to create calendar entries in Horde

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to create calendar entries in Horde

This tutorial assumes that you’ve already logged in to Horde webmail.

Now let’s learn how to create calendar entries.

Click on the Calendar menu.

We can add a New event from the calendar dropdown menu.

… or by clicking the New Event button.

This is the calendar. We can view the calendar in day, week, month or year format. We’re currently in month format.

Enter a Title for the new event.

You can optionally set the Start and End date.

Then enter a location for the event.

Enter an event Description.

Click the Reminder tab.

Configure the event reminder settings as per your needs.

Then click the Repeat tab.

If you want to set this event up to recur every so often, you can do that here.

The URL tab is where you can enter a URL if you wish.

You can also add Attendees email addresses…

… and you can enter tags of the event here.

When ready, click the Save button.

That’s it! The new event has been created and can be seen here.

You can edit OR delete the event at any time by clicking on the New event icon.

In the Event window you can edit the event. To delete the event click the delete button.

The event we had created has now been deleted.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create calendar entries in Horde.

How to set up email filters in Horde

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to set up email filters in Horde

This tutorial assumes that you’ve already logged in to Horde webmail.

Now let’s learn how to setup email filters.

Point the mouse on Mail in the main menu, then click Filters.

This is the Filters page. There are two options… Whitelist and Blacklist, which we will look at now.

Click the Whitelist link.

A whitelist is a list of addresses that should always be allowed. In this case, email addresses listed here should be only those you trust.

Let’s go ahead and add some addresses to our whitelist. Each address needs to go on a new line.

When finished, click Save.

The Whitelist has been saved and these addresses will now be able to send email to us at any time, without the possibility of being tagged as spam.

Now click the Blacklist option.

A blacklist is a list of addresses that are never allowed. In this case, email addresses listed here should be those you have determined as unwanted senders.

Let’s go ahead and add some addresses to our blacklist. Each address needs to go on a new line.

When ready, click Save.

Our blacklist now been saved and mail from the addresses listed here will be automatically deleted.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup email filters in horde.

How to create folders in Horde

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to create folders in Horde

This tutorial assumes that you’ve already logged in to Horde webmail.

Now let’s learn how to create folders in Horde.

Click the Mail menu.

Then click Folder Actions.

Enter a name for the new folder.

Then click OK.

Click Create Mailbox.

Now let’s delete the folder we just created.

The new folder has been created, as we can see here.

Right click on the New folder.

Click OK.

Then click Delete.

The folder has been deleted. We can return to this screen to create additional folders at any time.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create folders to manage emails in horde.

How to manage your contacts in Horde

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to manage your contacts in Horde

This tutorial assumes that you’ve already logged in to Horde webmail.

Now let’s learn how to manage our contacts.

Now, click on New Contact.

This is where you can create a new contact for your address book. You can include as much or as little information as you like. however, be sure to include at least their name and email address.

Once you are done with filling the information, click the Add button.

That’s it! The new contact has been added to our address book.

You can Browse all contacts within the address book by clicking the Browse option.

There is only 1 contact listed in our address book…. the one we just created.

You can edit the contact by clicking the Pen icon.

To download the contact’s Vcard click on the icon before the contact’s name.

Select the contact in order to delete, edit or export.

You can also add the contact to a contact list or create a new contact list which you can then populate with contacts.

Click on the Edit button to edit the selected contact.

Once you are done with editing , click the Finish button.

Click the Search option.

Using the search option you can search for the contacts in your address book.

Click the Horde icon to return to the main page.

Point the mouse on Address Book menu and click the Address Book option.

This is the end of the tutorial. You know how to manage your contacts using the Horde address book.

How to export contacts from Horde

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to export contacts from Horde

This tutorial assumes that you’ve already logged in to Horde webmail.

Now let’s learn how to export our contacts from Horde.

Point the mouse on Address book in the main menu, then click Address Book.

Click the Import/Export option.

This is the Import/Export page. Here we can export our Horde contacts so that we can use them in another program such as Excel.

Let’s go ahead and Export the contacts now.

To export the contacts, click Export button.

Select Save File, then click OK.

That’s it! Our contacts have been exported and can now be used in other programs.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to export your contacts from Horde.