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Single/Multi Machine installations

MailCOPA may be used in a single-machine configuration (running on a machine that holds the data on its own hard disc), accessing the Internet via, for example, a dial-up link, a DSL or Cable Internet connection.

MailCOPA may also be installed in a multi-machine configuration, where several installations of MailCOPA exist on computers on a network, all accessing the same data on a so-called server machine (which can be any Windows machine on your network that you designate). This has the advantage that any user may access their email and address book(s) from any computer on the network.

If you need help configuring the network for a multi-machine installation, please see here.

If you installed MailCOPA yourself.

During installation, details relating to one user (User Name, Real Name, email Address, mail servers etc) will have been entered, and this user created. A default user called ROOT will also have been created, but no further details will have been entered. No login passwords are allocated at this stage.

Both your named user and ROOT are Super Users, and can thus access and change the details of other users.

Selecting and clicking on the MailCOPA icon in the Windows Start Menu, Desktop or Task Bar, will display the MailCOPA Login window, where you select a user name and enter the corresponding password (which is initially a blank) in order to enter MailCOPA.

At this stage there is no need to make any changes to the users' configuration, but if you wish to do so, please refer to the User Details page.

Similarly, other aspects of the configuration can be left at their default settings for the moment, but when you have familiarised yourself with the basic functioning of MailCOPA, you may wish to look at the User Preferences.

If MailCOPA was installed for you.

This is likely to be the case if it was installed on a network by the Network Administrator.

Select and click on the MailCOPA icon in the Windows Start Menu will display the MailCOPA Login window, where you select your user name and enter the corresponding password in order to enter MailCOPA.

It is possible that MailCOPA has been set up so that you are automatically logged in, so you will not see the login window.

It should not be necessary to amend any of the User Details, as these should have been entered during the installation.

Similarly, other aspects of the configuration can be left at their default settings for the moment, but when you have familiarised yourself with the basic functioning of MailCOPA, you may wish to look at the User Preferences.

MailCOPA is now running.

It would first be a good idea to look at the ways in which MailCOPA can be viewed, and at the use of the Address Books.

Please note that extensive use is made of 'Hot Keys' (keys used either alone, or in combination with other keys, such as SHIFT + S to mark all messages in a folder as Seen), and Context Menus, which are accessed by right-clicking the mouse button. Depending on what you have right-clicked on, you will get a different context menu, appropriate to that object and circumstances.