- Requirements -- the web pages output from the DAWKCo Web-based POP3 Utilities should work well with any Internet Standards based web browser that conforms to the following W3C (World-Wide Web Consortium) standards:
- HTML (Hyper-Text Markup Language) version 4 or later
- CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) version 2 or later
That includes current web browser versions from Microsoft®, Netscape®, Mozilla and Qualcomm®, and online services such as AOL®, CompuServe®, MSN®, Prodigy® and most others.
Password Inputs Note: with some web browsers, including Netscape Navigator v6, you cannot "copy & paste" password values into web form password inputs. If you do, invalid input will be generated and the password will not be accepted. Therefore, if you are using such a browser, you must type out your password entries.
- Renew Session or Edit Another Mailbox -- click this link to reload the POP3 Mailbox Client Utility logon web page. For security purposes, this web-based utility's sessions expire after a period of inactivity that exceeds a preset time delay--the Session Timeout value. If no actions are performed during a time period greater than or equal to the session timeout value, the session expires and you must reload the web-based utility before any new submission can be made. If you have let some time elapse while sitting at the form before you submit it, click Renew Session to reload the page--otherwise, if the session timeout period expired, your request will fail and you'll receive a Session Expired message.
- Logoff or Close This Window -- on the Mailbox Properties page, click this link to logoff and return to the Logon page; on the Logon page or Mailbox Properties Updated page, click this link to quit and close the browser window.
- Logon Procedure -- logon to the web-based POP3 Mailbox Client Utility by entering your POP3 Mailbox Name (or username), and POP3 Mailbox Password into the appropriate input fields on the Logon web page, and then click the Logon button. See additional notes about the Logon web page below.
- POP3 Mailbox Name -- enter your POP3 Mailbox Name. The mailbox name is the username part of your e-mail address (i.e., the part that comes before the '@').
- POP3 Mailbox Password -- enter your POP3 Password. Your POP3 Password is the same password that you enter for the Incoming (POP3) Mail Server in your e-mail client software Account settings.
See the Password Inputs Note above.
- Mailbox Properties -- after you logon to the POP3 Mailbox Client Utility, you arrive at the POP3 Mailbox Properties web page, where you can edit your POP3 Password, enable your mailbox Autoresponder, set your Autoresponder Display Name and Autoresponse message text. On that page, you'll find the following links and inputs:
- APPLY New Properties -- click this link to apply all the changes made to the currently displayed mailbox.
- Logoff -- click this link to terminate the current web-based session, in other words, force the current web-based session to expire.
- New POP3 Password -- optionally enter a new POP3 Password for the mailbox that can be used immediately after applying the properties. You must also enter this same password for the Incoming (POP3) Mail Server in your e-mail client software account settings.
Only the following characters from the ASCII (a.k.a. US-ASCII) character set are allowed in POP3 Passwords:
In other words, blank passwords are not allowed; also, No Spaces, Tabs, Line Feeds, Control Characters, or Extended ASCII Characters are allowed. See also, the Password Inputs Note above.
- Confirm New Password -- reenter the new POP3 Password here to confirm that it is typed correctly. See also, the Password Inputs Note above.
- Enable Autoresponder -- check this checkbox to have an automatically generated response (or so-called "Out-of-Office Reply") e-mail sent in reply to every incoming message received at this mailbox. The Subject line of auto-response messages will be "Re: " followed by the subject line from the original message received.
Note: to eliminate potential bouncing loops between senders, servers and auto-responders, a per-mailbox sender "Display Name" will be shown in the auto-response message header, but the auto-response sending address will not be the mailbox address. Instead it will be an unrouted address used in common by all of the auto-responders on your server. Replies to (or bounces of) auto-response messages will be intentionally discarded. Therefore, the following notice Footer will be appended to all outgoing auto-response messages:
This is an automatically generated response--please do not "Reply" to this message as no one will receive it.
- Display Name -- enter a name that will be displayed as the sender in all outgoing auto-response messages for this mailbox. For example, a name, company name, nickname, alias, etc., that identifies the mailbox owner.
Note: either US-ASCII or UNICODE characters may be used in the Display Name. The From: message header will be encoded per RFC 2047, "MIME Message Header Extensions for Non-ASCII Text", with every encoded-word having the form:
where encoded-text is the Base64 encoding of the UTF-8 encoding of an encoded-word of the Display Name. However, the following characters will not be allowed in auto-responder display names:
" \ , < >
- Autoresponse Text -- enter the message body text to be sent in all outgoing auto-response messages for this mailbox.
Note: either US-ASCII or UNICODE characters may be used in the autoresponse message text. The message text will have UTF-8 encoding, and the charset parameter of the Content-Type message header will specify "utf-8". All auto-response messages will be sent with Content-Type "text/plain" and will be limited to 4 KB in length. Single auto-response message lines longer than 997 characters will be wrapped with a CRLF line break (i.e., an 'Enter' key press) at the nearest white space or punctuation preceding the 998th character of that line, or immediately after the 997th character of that line if there is no white space or punctuation preceding it. To ensure that your message format appears as intended, keep each line of text shorter than 998 characters.
Autoresponse Text Example:
Thank you for contacting us. We are currently out of the office, but we will reply to your e-mail as soon as possible.