Managing Attachments in Flying SquirrelMail

Flying SquirrelMail is not necessary to install; it can be accessed via the web. Further information about SquirrelMail usage is available at the above linked page.


Checking Attachment Size

To view message sizes in SquirrelMail, click the Options link at the top of the SquirrelMail window.
(Click on images to see larger views)
Screen image of how to view message size in Flying SquirrelMail

This will bring up a new page. Select the Index Order link to bring up the next window. There will be several categorizing options listed.
Screen image of finding the Index Order tool

At the bottom of all the currently present options there will be a pull down menu with an Add button next to it. Change the item selected in the pull down menu to Size and click the Add button.
Screen image of how to find the size and add tools

Now, select the Inbox again from the folder list on the left hand side.

There should be a new Size column added to the previous list in the Inbox folder window. 
Screen image of finding the size column in SquirrelMail
The size of each message indicates how much space it takes up in your inbox. If a message is larger than 10MB its attachment should be saved to your M: drive; then the attachment should be deleted. Directions for this action are available below.


Deleting Messages in SquirrelMail

To delete messages from SquirrelMail, select their check boxes and then hit the Delete button followed by the Expunge button.

Screen image of the expunge and delete tools

Next, delete any unwanted messages and move other messages to mailboxes other than "Inbox". These mailboxes are located on your M: drive. Click here for information on moving files in SquirrlMail.


Saving Attachments to M: drive

First, open a message with an attachment.

Click on the download link in the bottom right of the message text.
Screen image of the download attachment button

A new window will appear asking you to Open with a program you can choose or Save to Disk.
Screen image of saving email attachments to disk

Click the Save to Disk radio button and specify a spot on your M: drive to store the file.
Screen image of saving email attachment to your personal (M) drive
Always make sure you know exactly what you are downloading. Also, be sure to save the item in a place on your M: drive where you will be able to find it later.

It is now safe to delete the message from your inbox.