The Message Editor

Main Menu: Messages -> Write Message

Toolbar Button:

 

Bersoft Private Mail (BPM) Message Editor is used to compose messages.

 

If you have more than a single email account, select which account you will use to send the message, in the From listbox.

Type the email address for each of your recipients in the To and  (optionally) CC text box. If you're sending to multiple addresses, separate them with semicolons.

 

Also you can click on the button to select some email in the Address Book to set it as recipient of your message.

 

There are four buttons on the left toolbar of the Message Editor:


Button

Menu Command

Function

File->Send Message

Sends the message right away. After it is sent the message will be saved in the Sent local folder.

File->Save Message in Queue

Saves the message in the Queue local folder. When sending multiple messages, saving all them to Queue folder may save time, since it allows to send all them together. To send all messages in the Queue folder, click the Messages->Send Queued Messages menu item in the Main window.

File->Attach File

Attachs a file to the message. All message attachments are shown on the top right of the message window in the Attachments pane. To remove an attachment, right-click on the attachment name in the Attachments pane and select Remove.

Edit->Attach your Public Key

Attachs your Public Key to the message, if you already created one. Learn More.

 

If you're writing a long message and want to finish it later, you can save it by clicking the File -> Save to Drafts Folder menu item. To open it and resume its writing afterwards, look for message in the Drafts folder and double click on it.

Text Formatting Toolbar

The Text Formatting Toolbar only will be visible if the menu View -> Use Plain Text is unchecked. By default this menu is checked unless the corresponding setting in Preferences is changed.

This toolbar has the common text formatting controls, to change font name, size and style, adjust paragraphs alignment or style, insert table, lines, emoticons or images.

Encrypting outgoing messages

Before sending encrypted message to somebody, you need the public key of your recipient. Learn More. When somebody sends you his/her public key BPM will ask you to add it to the Address Book.

When you send a message to somebody who already provided you with his/her public key, BPM will ask you if you want to encrypt the message.

Notice that you can configure, in the Address Book, how BPM will proceed when sending messages, there are three alternatives:

Sharing your public keys with others

To send your public key to somebody, click the button. Notice that when your recipient adds your key to his/her Address Book, it will be associated with the email from where you sent it. So it would simplify things to use always the same email to send encrypted messages, although you can associate a public key with different emails, in the Address Book, if you want to do so.