This browser does not support basic Web standards, preventing the display of our site's intended design. May we suggest that you upgrade your browser?

Microsoft Entourage 2008

Basic Email Activities

This document will walk you through the basics of sending, reading, deleting, and printing email messages in Entourage.

return to topSending Messages

To send an email message in Entourage, follow these steps.

NOTE: If you are unsure of a University email address, you should use the Check Names feature. For more information on how to use this feature, refer to Sending an Email with the Check Names Feature.

  1. From the toolbar, click MAILMail button

  2. On the toolbar, click NEWNew button
    The address portion of the message appears.

  3. In the To text box, type the email address of the person you are sending the message to
    If you are sending messages to multiple people, use a comma ( , ) to separate the email addresses.
    Pressing [tab] after you have entered an email address in the To text box, will allow you to toggle between the Cc and Bcc text boxes.
    If you decide to remove a recipients email address, select the email address that you wish to remove and click REMOVERemove button.

  4. Press [return]
    The Message window appears.

  5. In the Subject text box, type an appropriate subject line

  6. Press [tab]
    The insertion point appears in the body of the message.

  7. In the body of the message, type the appropriate text

  8. When you have finished typing, click SENDSend button
    The message is sent.

Sending Email Messages to "Hidden" Students

Some students have their email account and personal information excluded from the UWEC electronic directories. In these cases, you must use their complete email address (e.g., when addressing email messages to them. If you do not include, Entourage will not recognize the email name.

return to top Reading Messages

  1. From the toolbar, click MAILMail button

  2. From the Folder list, select InboxInbox
    Messages are displayed in the pane to the right.

  3. Select the message you wish to read
    Message content appears in the Preview pane.
    Double click the message you wish to read
    The message appears in its own window.
    HINT: Unread messages appear as bolded in your Inbox.

  4. When you have finished reading the message, close the window
    Delete the message
    If you close the window, the message will remain in the Inbox folder and will no longer be bolded.
    If you delete the message, the message will be sent to the Deleted Items folder. Messages sent to the Deleted Items folder will remain there, and can be retrieved from there until such time when they are permanently deleted. For more information on deleting messages, refer to Email Messages: Deleting .

return to topDeleting Messages

You can delete one message or a group of messages from your Inbox. You must select the message(s) before it can be deleted.

Selecting a group of contiguous messages

  1. Select the first message to be deleted

  2. Hold down the [shift] key

  3. Select the last message to be deleted

Selecting a group of non-contiguous messages

  1. Select the first message to be deleted

  2. Hold down the [Command key] key

  3. Select the next item

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all messages to be deleted are selected

Deleting selected messages

With the message(s) selected, complete one of the following actions:

  1. On the toolbar, click DELETEDelete button
    From the Edit menu, select Delete Message or Delete Group
    Press [delete]

Retrieving Deleted Messages

If you have accidentally deleted a message, you can retrieve it from the Deleted Items folder if the folder has not been emptied since you deleted the item.

  1. From the toolbar, click MAILMail button

  2. From the Folder list, select Deleted ItemsDeleted Items

  3. Select the message(s) you want to keep

  4. Click and drag the message to the Inbox folder

return to top Printing Messages

In Entourage you can print a single email message or multiple email messages.

  1. Open the message you want to print

  2. From the File menu, select Print...
    The Print dialog box appears.
    Print dialog box

  3. Make the appropriate adjustments in the Print dialog box

  4. Click PRINTPrint button

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.