Menu items
    Netscape Handbook: Table of Contents
  1. File
  2. Send Mail/Post News (File/Mail Document dialog)
  3. Document Information (File/Document Information dialog)
  4. Edit
  5. View
  6. Go
  8. View Bookmarks (Bookmarks dialog)
  9. Options
  10. Window Styles (Options/Preferences panel)
  11. Link Styles (Options/Preferences panel)
  12. Fonts (Options/Preferences panel)
  13. Colors (Options/Preferences panel)
  14. Mail (Options/Preferences panel)
  15. News (Options/Preferences panel)
  16. Cache (Options/Preferences panel)
  17. Network (Options/Preferences panel)
  18. Applications (Options/Preferences panel)
  19. Directories (Options/Preferences panel)
  20. Images (Options/Preferences panel)
  21. Security (Options/Preferences panel)
  22. Proxies (Options/Preferences panel)
  23. Helper Applications (Options/Preferences panel)
  24. Directory
  25. Help
  26. Pop-up Menu


Send Mail/ Post News (File/Mail Document dialog)

This dialog box is produced by choosing the File/Mail Document menu item. The dialog may also be produced by clicking on a link or button designed to initiate e-mail, and is the same dialog used to post articles to newsgroups.

Fields in the dialog work as follows:

Buttons in the dialog work as follows:

Document Information (File/Document Information dialog)

This dialog identifies elements of a document that help you establish the document's authenticity and other security characteristics. In the upper portion of the dialog, the document's title, location, modification date, and character set encoding information are presented. The lower portion of the dialog consists of a panel detailing the particulars of a document's security status.

To interpret the security status of a document, you should verify that the information you see in the dialog box:

If a document is insecure, the security information panel notifies you that encryption is not used and there is no server certificate. If a document is secure, the security information panel notifies you of the encryption's grade, export control, key size, and algorithm type, and, in a scrolling field, the server certificate presents coded data identifying the: To ensure you are communicating with the organization you want, examine the subject of the server certificate. The organization should identify itself with the name and location you expect.

Like documents, certificate information is protected by encryption to ensure authenticity and integrity. You can interpret the coded data as follows:





The Bookmarks menu provides fast and easy access to your favorite pages. Initially, the menu displays only the two items that help you add and modify pages in a bookmark list. However, as you add a page to a bookmark list, the title of the page (or any other name you wish to supply as a bookmark title) is appended as a menu item. Selecting the title brings the page to your screen.

Bookmarks are maintained in lists, each list is represented by a bookmarks file. You can maintain multiple bookmark lists, each with its own set of titles linked to favorite pages, though only one bookmark list can be active at a time. The menu item View Bookmarks produces a Bookmark List dialog box offering options that allow you to build and maintain one or more bookmark files. Any changes you make to the active bookmark list (the one currently available through the Bookmark List dialog box) are saved and available the next time you start Netscape.

You can organize and customize items in the Bookmarks menu through the Bookmark List dialog box. Bookmark menu items can be arranged hierarchically. The dialog box permits you to create a hierarchy by defining header items in the list, then inserting bookmark items indented (in outline form) below each header. The Up and Down buttons (arrows on the Macintosh) control the line position and indention of items. An item indented one deep in the bookmark list appears as a submenu of the header in the menu. An item indented two deep in the list appears as a submenu of a submenu, and so on. Each indentation of an item in the bookmark list corresponds to the item's hierarchical sublevel in the menu. You can also exchange bookmark lists with other Netscape users by using the Export Bookmarks and Import Bookmarks buttons.

View Bookmarks (Bookmarks dialog)

The Bookmark List dialog box produced by choosing the Bookmarks/View Bookmarks menu item offers offers numerous options and information. Note: you must press the Edit>> button (More Options on the Macintosh) to access the full set of options.


Window Styles (Options/Preferences panel)

Link Styles (Options/Preferences panel)

Fonts (Options/Preferences panel)

(On Windows and Macintosh only)

Netscape lets you choose a character set encoding's font display and specify a document's character set encoding. An encoding represents a mapping of glyphs (such as character symbols) to computer codes (such as hexadecimal digits).

Colors (Options/Preferences panel)

(On Windows and Macintosh only)

Mail (Options/Preferences panel)

To send any e-mail, the Netscape application must make the appropriate connection to the mail server. E-mail is distributed by a SMTP (Simple Mail Transport Protocol) server. Enter the name of the SMTP server in the Mail (SMTP) Server field (ideally, a local mail server if available). If you do not know the name of your SMTP server, ask your service provider or system administrator.

For others to reply to your mail, you should enter your name and e-mail address in their respective fields. This information accompanies each correspondence you send.

News (Options/Preferences panel)

You must specify a news server to interact with Usenet newsgroups. If you don't know the name of your news server, contact the service or administrator providing you with your Internet connection.

Cache (Options/Preferences panel)