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Chapter 20. Sending and Receiving E-Mail... > The Inbox: Getting and Reading E-Mai... - Pg. 242

Sending and Receiving E-Mail Missives 242 · Subject--This column shows you the subject line of the message which will, hopefully, give you a brief description of the contents of the message. · Received--This column tells you the date and time the message was received. Figure 20.4. After you've pilfered your incoming messages from your ISP, they get stored in your Inbox folder. Outlook Express offers two methods for seeing what a message has to say: · Highlight the message in the Inbox folder. Outlook Express displays the text of the note in the Preview pane. After about five seconds, Outlook Express removes the bolding from the message to indicate that it has been read. · Highlight the message in the Inbox folder and then double-click it or select File, Open. (For the heck of it, you also can press Ctrl+O or just Enter.) This method opens the message in its own window. To read other messages, either repeat these procedures or use any of the following Outlook Express techniques: · To read the previous message in the list--Select View, Previous Message. (Ctrl+< works, as well; if you have the message window open, click the Previous toolbar button.) · To read the next message in the list--Select View, Next, Next Message. (Ctrl+> also does the job; if you have the message window open, click the Next toolbar button.) · To read the next unread message--Select View, Next, Next Unread Message (or press Ctrl+U). · To read the next unread conversation --Select View, Next, Next Unread Conversation (or press Ctrl+Shift+U).