Manhattan’s Post Office Module is a private e-mail system open only to members of your virtual classroom.
As always, a red star on a module’s button means there’s one or more unread messages inside.
When you first enter the Post Office, you are placed in your Inbox. Your Inbox holds messages others have sent to you.
Red Stars mark unread Messages. Paperclips mark messages with attached files. Click on the ‘?’ for info on the Message. If you sent the message, click on ‘?’ to see when it was opened by the recipient(s).
The subject of the message. The sender. When it was sent.
The ‘Attic’ is a place to put the messages you no longer want to see on a daily basis. We’ll visit the Attic later.
The Outbox holds the messages you have sent to others. We’ll take a closer look at the Outbox later.
This button lets you create a new message. We’ll do that later, too.
Messages are sortedfrom ‘oldest’ to ‘newest’ Notice that your messages are listed in the order in which they were received.This is the default setting in the Post Office.
You can click here to change the order to “Newest First”.
Throughout Manhattan, the ‘Gather’ command lets you read more than one message at a time. Let’s view all of the Post Office messages sent to you by the teacher, Steve Narmontas...
Click! The dropdown list shows everyone in the class. Other choices include “Unread” and “All messages” Select the teacher, *Steve Narmontas, from the list.
Click! Once you select a name, click the ‘Gather’ button.
All of the messages sent to you by Steve Narmontas are “gathered” on the same page.
Click! Let’s go back to the Inbox. Remember the Blue Arrows always mean “Go Back”.
Notice that the messages from Steven Narmontas no longer have red stars next to them. That’s because we just opened all of them with the ‘Gather’ command!
Click! Let’s read the third message. It’s from Andrew Broadwater.
Here is the contentsof the message. The message has a list of command buttons at the top. We won’t go over each one in detail here...
Click! …but let’s reply to Andrew’s message.
When using ‘Reply’, the new message automatically gets addressed to the proper person... …and the original message is included and ‘quoted’ with > symbols.
Type your reply here. You are also free to delete any part of theoriginal message if you wish.
Click! Click the “Send Message” when you’re finished.
Your reply is sentand you are returned to the message to which you were replying.
Click! Let’s go back to the list of messages in the Inbox.
Click! The Outbox contains messages you have sent to others. Let’s take a look.
Now we’re in the Outbox. The Outbox contains all of the Post Office messages you have sent to others.
Remember you sent all of these messages. This column is used to show towhom you sent messages. Notice that the firstmessage is addressedto multiple recipientswhile the second message is addressedto only one.
Blue Stars are used to mark messages that have yet to be opened by one or more of the recipients.
When Andrew Broadwater reads this message... …this Blue Star will be cleared.
This message was sent to three people. Only when all three recipients haveopened the message …. …will the Blue Star will be cleared.
Click! You can also click on the ‘?’ symbol to find out when someone has opened a message you sent.
Click Let’s return to theOutbox listing. When Andrew Broadwater opens this message, you’ll see the date and time here.
In the Outbox, the ‘Gather’ command works with messages you have sent to others. You can, for example, gather all of the Post Office messages you sent to your teacher.
Click! Let’s go back to the Inbox.
Manhattan’s Post Office is designed to give online learners complete confidence that their messages get through...
You’ve already learned that throughout all of Manhattan’s modules, if you sent the message, you can find out when others have read it. Manhattan messages don’t really “go” anywhere. Rather than being transferred from your computer to the recipient’s computer across the vast Internet, all Manhattan messages are stored on a single computer - the Manhattan ‘server’. If YOU can see a Post Office message in your Outbox, then the person it was ‘sent’ to can see it in their Inbox. Period.
The words “I never got your message”,that applied so often to ordinary Internet e-mail,simply have no meaning in Manhattan. You’ll also never hear the words “I must have accidentally deleted your message”. That’s because you can’t delete a Manhattan message!
While you cannot delete a Manhattan messages, you can keep your Inbox neat by storing them in the “Attic”.
Click! To store a message in the Attic, you have to first open it.
Click! Next, click on the “Store in Attic” button.
Click! Manhattan stores that message in the Attic, and brings up the next one in your Inbox. Let’s go back to the Inbox.
The message we just stored in the Attic is now gone from the Inbox.
Click! You can always enter the Inbox Attic to work with the messages you stored there.
The Inbox Attic is simply a place to store messages you no longer wish to keep in your Inbox. Messages stored in the Attic can be read, printed, or replied to just like any other message.
Click! Clicking the “Leave Attic” button will return you to the Inbox.
Manhattan’s Post Office actually has four separate areas...
The Inbox: Contains messages others have sent to you. The Inbox Attic: A place to store received messages when you’re finished with them. Store in Attic command The Outbox: Contains messages you have sent to others. The Outbox Attic: A place where your outgoing messages are stored. Store in Attic command