- Where can I put in multiple POP3/IMAP accounts?
The open source build has multiple accounts under File → Options → Accounts.
- i.Scribe? InScribe?
Originally there was a free version and a paid version of the software. These days it's just "Scribe" which is free and open source.
- Any time I try to send a messsage, I get an error that says
something like "550 relaying denied", or "550 we do not relay, sorry".
Your ISP's mail server will only send mail from senders it accepts as local to itself, and it's not accepting you as local. A mail server can determin how "local" you are either by the email address you specify in the From: field or by the IP address your connecting from. Generally this error message appears when you specify an external From: address in the outgoing email. e.g.
Server: mail.my-isp.comThe other common reason is connecting to your mail server from another network outside the ISP's domain. Occasionally this error is caused by a mis-configuration of the mail server itself, and you should contact your ISP's admin staff if you believe the first 2 reasons given above don't apply to you.
Note: 'Relaying' is used by spammers to get someone else to send their spam. Thus most mail servers now days are configured to prevent relaying mail.
- All the images in the HTML don't work?
By default Scribe comes with libraries to load PNG and JPEG images. However you may need to switch on image loading in File → Options → Appearence → Reading Email → Automatically load remote content. Also make sure that if you are behind a firewall that you set the "Http Proxy" setting in the connection tab as well. That said let me state that loading external images in HTML will tell spammers your email address is read by a human, and probably mean you get more spam. Your choice, but you can understand why it's off by default.
- When I delete a message from the /Sent folder it disappears instead of
going to the trash?
We had a big discussion over email and the forums about that and the user community decided they wanted it that way. The /Sent folder is a history like the /Trash. So deleted items just get deleted for good from those folders.
- Why does Scribe fail to save my passwords?
Scribe does save the password internally but doesn't redisplay it as **********'s in the user interface when you reopen the options because other programs can read the characters under the '*'s. So to protect the password from being stolen it's not loaded again even though Scribe has stored it. You can clear the password with a associated checkbox near the password entry box.
Firstly, if you didn't already know, there is a trouble shooting guide available.