Webmail Basics

You can change the webmail settings (which uses the popular Squirrel Mail interface) for a variety of preferences. The information below covers some of the most common requests we've received from users.

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Display Preferences

General Display Options

You can change the fonts, colors, and other settings under the Display Preferences link. This can be found by first clicking on the Options link at the top of the page once you have logged into your webmail (see image example below).


Once you are in the Options section, you will have several menu choices. Click on Display Preferences.

Display Preferences


Once you are in the Display Preferences section, the top area (General Display Options) is where you can change the fonts and color schemes. You can experiment to get things the way you want as there are quite a few choices under the Theme and Custom Stylesheet selections. Each time you make a change be sure to click on the Submit button at the bottom right of the page. Once that is done you will likely need to reload/refresh your browser for the new settings to appear.

Below are images showing where to make changes and an example of how things will look after making some.

Fonts and colors Fonts and colors 2 Fonts and colors 3

Message Display & Composition

If you want to view messages in something other than plain text, that's an option under the Message Display & Composition section. You'll need to check the choice for Show HTML Version by Default. Likewise, if you want to change the size of the composition window when typing a new email, that can be done in this section. The sample image below will show you where.

Message Display


Unsafe Image Rules

You may be getting a message indicating images have been removed for security. This is the default setting with Squirrel Mail in an effort to help prevent installation of malware and viruses. But if you know the source and trust it, you can make the images appear like normal.

First, you can simply click on View Unsafe Images (in the area just below the Priority line in the header info) while reading a message. Images should appear and now you will have a new link option of Always trust images from this source. If you do indeed know this is a trustworthy source, click on that link.

Image Security Show Images


That will add the sender's email to your safe sources list. However, there's still another step to avoid having to manually click the View Unsafe Images when receiving emails from this sender. While it's been added to your 'safe' list, you will need to click on the Unsafe Image Rules link found on the Options page, then make sure you check the box for Trust defined sources. Click Save after checking the box and future emails from the same sender should have images appear automatically.

Click on the thumbnail images below for examples of the process.

Unsafe Images Option More Unsafe Settings