NewDeal Technical Support Document 283
Attached files that you receive may be compressed or encoded with a variety of special softwares, or they may have been created with a software that you might have or might not have. If you cannot determine how to open or use a file you have received as an attachment, check the file name extension of the file. Sometimes, but not always, this may give you a clue about the compression method used or the software used to create the file.
For example, if the file ends in .ZIP, it is probably compressed with PKZIP. You will need PKUNZIP or equivalent to expand the file back into its original format before you can use it. If the file ends in .UUE, it's likely a UUEncoded file. In this case, you will need a UUDecoder program to return the file to its original format.
Be careful! Use caution when dealing with attached files. An attached file could contain a virus or trojan horse that might damage data on your computer if you open or run it. Unless you know and trust the person who sent the file, we recommend that you delete attached files without opening them. When I try to attach a file, it tells me "File not found."
To attach a file to an email, double click the file's name in the Attach File dialog box, then click the Attach button.
NewDeal engineers are looking into this problem and expect to provide a solution in an update or future version of NewMail. Until an update becomes available, here are three ways to work around this difficulty if you happen to encounter it:
Here are several Web-based email access services that work with Skipper as of this writing. We provide this list as a service to our customers. NewDeal does not endorse or support these web sites.
EmailPlanet - www.emailplanet.com
- Check your POP mailbox from anywhere in the world using a browser. There's an option to delete a mail from the server, too.
Mail2Web - www.mail2web.com
- A fast gateway for reading your POP mailbox from any browser and for sending messages.
MailReader.com - mailreader.com/mr2/nph-mr.cgi
- A sophisticated web-based POP mail reader with many options.
QD-POP - www-informatics.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/qdpop/qdpop.htm
- Web-based access to your own POP-mail account; appears to work well.
ReadMail - www.readmail.com
- There's a statement on the home page that all mail is left on the server. However, there's a button when reading mail that can be used to delete messages.