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Fiches 14-15 en anglais, Thunderbird


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Thunderbird, set up an email account
Thunderbird, launch, stop
Thunderbird, read the messages
Thunderbird, write a message
Read the attachments
Thunderbird, answer, transfer
Thunderbird, main shortcuts
Thunderbird, change color
Voice mailbox

Thunderbird, set up an email account

1 - Launch Icedove : WIN + ALT + opening parenthesis. You hear : Thunderbird cadre.
2 - Do : ALT + N, you hear : Edit-Menu.
3 - With Down Arrow, scroll down until you hear : Account settings.
4 - Confirm with Enter.


5 - TABULATE until you hear : account management.
6 - Open this tool by pressing the Space key.
7 - With Down Arrow, go to hear : add an email account.
8 - Confirm with Enter.
9 - You hear : your full name, input field.

Then write what you want.

10 - TABULATE, you hear : email address, input field.
Then write your email address.
11 - TABULATE, you hear : password, password field.
Write your password but you will only hear : chip chip.
12 - TABULATE until you hear : continue-button.
13 - TABULATE to choose IMAP or POP.

It is better to choose POP, the choice is made with Right Arrow.
14 - TABULATE until you hear : End button.


Thunderbird, launch, stop

There are several ways to launch Icedove, messaging software :

With the main menu :

Launch the main menu by pressing CTRL + WIN + F1 ,
you hear : main menu display.
With the Down Arrow, scroll down until you hear : messaging client.
Confirm with Spacebar or ENTER.
You are then directly in the message list.

With the Whisker menu :

Launch the whisker menu by pressing SHIFT + WIN + F1 ,
Type the letters i c e d o, without spaces.
Confirm with Enter.
You are then directly in the message list.

With a shortcut :

Do : WIN + ALT + opening parenthesis, (or sometimes : WIN + F5).
you hear : incoming mail icedove frame.
You are then directly in the message list.

To leave Thundervird, do : Alt + F4 .


Thunderbird, read the messages

When you open Thunderbird, you will be taken directly to the message list.

Press the F key to go to the first (or subsequent) message.
You hear the subject of this message and’Tree 1’.
Press the ENTER key on the keyboard to open this message.
You hear a whole description that you can cut out by pressing the left CTRL key

Scroll down line by line with the Down Arrow
then the computer reads the first line of the message and the following lines
or : press the PLUS key on the disabled numeric keypad, then the computer reads the entire message.

Close the message with : CTRL + W
then press the F key again to reach the title of the next message.

Each email address leads to the creation of an account in Thunderbird. The account has folders : incoming mail, drafts, sent, unwanted, trash, etc.

- if you are in an account, reading a message, close with : CTRL + W.
- press the F6 key.
- then navigate in the tree structure with Down Arrow or Up Arrow.
- return to the message list by pressing the F key.


Thunderbird, write a message

To create a new message, simply do the following : CTRL + N. You hear : write-menu.
If you have only one email account, it is your address that is recorded as the sender’s address. You can check by doing ALT + x

write a message

If you have several accounts on Icedove, go down with Down Arrow until you hear your address, the one you want to use. Confirm with Enter.

TABULATE once, you are on the input field, write the address of the recipient

When you have finished writing this address, press CTRL + Origin and ORCA rereads the written address. Choose Enter to enter a new recipient address.

TABULATE to move to the next area, the subject area of the message.
Here, enter only a few words. Then do CTRL + Origin and ORCA rereads the subject of your message.

TABULATE to move to the next field, the message text field.

Write what you want, move on to the next line using the Enter key. Then do CTRL + Origin and ORCA rereads the text of your message.

You can also go back to the beginning of the message with CTRL + Origin, then read word-for-word with CTRL + Right Arrow.

To correct a word use : CTRL + Reverse or CTRL + DELETE .

Send your message by doing CTRL + Enter.


Thunderbird, attachments

Know if there are any attachments - and open them.

If there are attachments, the ORCA reader says : "with attachments".
To reach these attachments : go to the’messages’ tab by doing : ALT + M .
You hear : messages-menu.
Scroll down with the Down Arrow until you hear : pièces jointes menu.
Right arrow once, then Down arrow to choose : tout ouvrir
Confirm with Enter and TABulate until you hear OK-Button. Confirm with Enter.
Close the message with : CTRL + W .
Close the mailbox with : CTRL + Q.

Know if there are any attachments - and save them.

If there are attachments, the ORCA reader says : "avec pièces jointes".
To reach these attachments : go to the’messages’ tab by doing : ALT + M .
You hear : messages-menu.
Scroll down with the Down Arrow until you hear : pièces jointes menu.
Right arrow once, then Down arrow to choose : tout enregistrer
For ease of use, it is better to save on the desktop and then move around.
So, press the F6 key, until you hear : Shortcut-desktop.
TABulate until you hear : open.
And confirm with : Entrance.
Close the message with : CTRL + W .
Close the mailbox with : CTRL + Q.

Add attachments to a message.

- Do : ALT + F to go to the File menu then Down Arrow to : Attach-menu.
- With Right Arrow you can hear : Files. Confirm with Enter.
- You arrive in the tree structure of your files, navigate to the desired document.
- When you have found it, confirm with Enter.


Read the attachments

Start the messaging system.
F to search messages
if one of the messages has an attachment we see it (paper clip) or we mean "with attachment"
1 - Open this message with Enter
2 - Doing :
ALT + M to go to Message
J to go to part Seal
1 to go to the first attachment
O to open it
Input to validate
Alt + F4 to close it

then start again : Alt + M, J, 2, O, Input, Alt+F4
and so on :
Alt + M, J, 3, O, Input, Alt+F4
Alt + M, J, 4, O, Input, Alt+F4 etc


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Thunderbird, answer, transfer

Launch Thunderbird, messaging software, and open a message.
With ALT + M you reach : Messages-menu.
With Down Arrow, you can choose :
new message, reply, reply to all, reply to list, forward
If you choose : Answer, you do not need to copy the addresses

Attach a document :
Do ALT + F to go to the File menu
With Down Arrow, scroll down to : join.

Acknowledgement of receipt :
Do : ALT + O to go to the menu : Options
With Down Arrow, scroll down to : acknowledgement of receipt.

Recipient mode : (if you have installed the bcc instead module)
Do : ALT + O to go to the menu : Options
With Down Arrow, scroll down to : Recipient mode
With Right Arrow once, then Down Arrow, choose : For or Hidden Copy.



Thunderbird, main shortcuts

Launch Icedove : WIN + ALT + opening parenthesis

New message : ................. CTRL + N
Close : ...................................CTRL + W
Pint : .................................... CTRL + P
Exit : ...................................... CTRL + Q
Delete the message : ...................DELETE
Next message : .............................. F
Previous message : ...................... B

Answer : ........................................... CTRL + R
Transfer : .......................................... CTRL + L
Search : ............................................. CTRL + K
File menu : ................. ...................ALT + F
Edit menu : .......................................ALT + N

Messages menu : ..........................ALT + M
Options menu : ............................ ALT + O when "Write" is launched

Increase text size : ..................... CTRL + + +

Decrease the text size : .......... CTRL + -

Address book : ............................ CTRL + SHIFT + B

Change panel : ............................ F6

Message display panel : ............F8

Contact bar : ............................... F9 when "Write" is launched

Warning, some shortcuts and tools are specific to AccessDV Linux


Thunderbird, change color

Adjustment to be done with a mouse

1- Run Thunderbird by doing : WIN + ALT + opening parenthesis.
2 - Do ALT + N or go directly to the menu : Edit.
3 - With Down Arrow scroll down to Preferences.
Confirm with Enter
4 - Click once on the tab : Display.
Do not validate !
5 - Click once on the Formatting tab.
then right on the button : Colors

Thunderbird, affichage, formatage

6 - Then choose the text color , the background color, the color of the links.
7 - In the combo box below, choose : Always.

Thunderbird, choix des couleurs

8 - confirm by clicking on the button : OK.
9 - You can also choose the default font and size.

CAUTION : some shortcuts only work with AccessDV Linux


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Voice mailbox

Let us guide you step by step, if ORCA is active

Launch the voice mail software with WIN + ALT + F9.
You hear : enter the address of your correspondent(s).
Then enter the addresses, validate with ALT + V

If you have entered an address correctly, you mean : next step,
then entering the subject title of the message.
So enter a few words as the title of your message.

Confirm with ALT + V.

The software rereads the subject of your message and then asks you for the text of your message.
then enter this text, go to the line with ENTER or with TABulation.

Confirm with ALT + V.

ORCA then rereads the text of the message you have written. Confirm with Esc.

You hear : next step, select one or more attachments.
then scroll down the folder tree with Down Arrow.
When you have found the desired file, confirm with Space.

The software asks you if you want to continue or restart,
then TABULATE to choose and validate with Space.

The software says : next step, I prepare your email. Then the message opens and you can send the message with CTRL + Enter.

Read the text again

You can reread what you have written as a title or as a text of the message.
To do this, do : CTRL + Origin.
- if we don’t do something, ORCA rereads everything.
- if we do : Right Arrow, ORCA reads letter to letter again.
- if we do : CTRL + Right Arrow, ORCA reads back word for word.

You can delete a word with CTRL + Reverse or CTRL + DELETE.

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