Use this form to customize FirstClass behavior.Reverts all preferences on this form to the FirstClass defaults. Be cautious about clicking Default. All your preferences will revert, not just the ones showing on the active tab.
Where you can type your own time values, you can type a value such as 1h 30m. FirstClass will convert this to 1 hour 30 minutes. If you don't specify a unit, FirstClass assumes hours.
The value Default means the default value chosen by your administrator.
Apply buttonSaves your changes without closing the form. Clicking Cancel will not undo these changes.
Use this tab to specify general display, mail client, and download defaults.Uses FirstClass to send and receive Internet mail.
Register FirstClass® as default mail client
3D lookShows FirstClass windows in 3D.
Use forms backgroundApplies a background picture to a window.
ImageThe picture you want to apply to the background of a window.
Contact formThe personal address form to use in your Contacts folder and as the default form in contact databases that you create. The value Classic uses a form familiar to users of pre-8.0 versions of FirstClass. Palm uses a form that will be familiar to users of Palm Computing connected organizers. Outlook uses a form that will be familiar to users of Outlook Express.
Download folderThe path to the default destination folder for files that you copy to your computer. To choose a folder rather than typing the path and folder name, click Browse.
Use this tab to specify calendar display options and default event times.Displays the week numbers of the year in month and week views.
Show week numbers
Week start dayThe day on which you want the week to start in month view and the mini month pane of the Today list.
Start of work dayThe normal start time of your work day. No events will be created with a default start time before this time.
Length of work dayThe length of your work day. Choose a value or type your own.
No events will be created that by default extend beyond the end of your work day.The times during each hour that events will start by default. Choose one of the following values or type your own:
Event start time interval
1 Hour - default start times will only occur on the hour
30 Minutes - default start times will only occur on the hour or half hour
15 Minutes - default start times will only occur on the hour, quarter past the hour, half hour, or quarter to the hour.
FirstClass will look for free time slots that start within your work day and, based on your default event duration, do not extend beyond your work day. If no such time slot exists, events start by default at the beginning of your work day.How long events will last by default. Choose a value or type your own.
Set default reminderSets reminders on by default for events and tasks that you create. Reminders are generated at the time before the events/tasks that you specify here. Select the checkbox, then choose a value or type your own.
TopContent - Edit tab
Use this tab to specify how your message and document content will be formatted and spell checked by default.The default display mode you want for content. The value Normal fits content to the window size. The value Page Width shows you how the content would look when printed.
Your choice affects content that you created and unformatted content (such as plain text Internet messages). You will see others' formatted content in the display mode they chose.The font, size, and color you want as your default text formatting when you edit content in all objects except presentations.
Presentation textThe font, size, and color you want as your default text formatting when you edit content in presentations.
Ignore quoted textDoes not spell check text that is in quoted style.
Ignore URLsDoes not spell check text that is part of a URL. This text commonly contains @ or ://.
Split contracted wordsChecks each part of a contracted word separately. This is useful for checking languages such as French (words like l'arbre).
Enable suggestionsLists suggested alternatives for unknown words. Spell checking runs faster when this is not selected.
Ignore words with numbersDoes not spell check words that contain numbers (such as 3D).
Ignore words in UPPERCASEDoes not spell check words that are all capitals (such as CD).
Split compound wordsChecks each part of a compound word separately. This is useful for checking languages, such as German, that contain many compound words.
Automatically check on sendStarts spell checking automatically when you send messages.
TopContent - View tab
Use this tab to specify how message and document content will be displayed by default.The percent by which you want to enlarge or shrink displayed content.
Always show imagesShows all embedded images in messages and documents.
Quoted textThe appearance of quoted text in message replies. Selecting the checkbox at "Set font", "Set size", or "Set color" tells FirstClass to use the value you choose in the corresponding field.
Link textThe appearance of links in sent messages. Selecting the checkbox at "Set color" tells FirstClass to use the value you choose in the corresponding field.
Use this tab to specify how containers will be viewed by default, and to set the time zone for your client.Opens your Desktop in the specified view when you log in.
FirstClass Classic is the look you are familiar with if you have used older FirstClass versions.Lists items from newest to oldest.
FirstClass Explore is a three-pane view showing a hierarchical list of containers in a left pane, the contents of the selected container in a top right pane, and the contents of the selected item in the container in a bottom right pane.
Explore No Preview is the FirstClass Explore view without the bottom right pane. Opened items are shown in separate windows.
Explore Side by Side is the FirstClass Explore view with all three panes side by side.
Show newest items first
Show only unread itemsLists only items that you have not yet read.
Time zoneThe time zone in which you want FirstClass to display dates and times. The value Default is the time zone in which your server is located.
Choose your time zone carefully. You may see several time zones that look like they are the same number of hours off Greenwich Mean Time, but things like daylight savings time rules can differ from place to place.Messaging - Mail Rules tab
Use this tab to specify mail handling defaults for your private mail. These defaults do not affect messages in conferences.Opens your Mailbox's mail rules window.
Mailbox Rules button
Import Accounts buttonLets you import mail from POP3 mail accounts into FirstClass.
Reply preferenceThe value Automatic either addresses a private message's reply directly to the sender and puts all other recipients in the "Cc" field, or uses the reply preference set for the user group to which you belong. Reply All addresses the reply directly to the sender and all other recipients. Reply Sender addresses the reply directly to the sender only.
Automatically reply toFor each type of mail, choose Yes to generate an automatic reply to all mail or Urgent Only to generate an automatic reply to just urgent mail. At "Reply text", type your automatic reply.
If you receive messages from an automated listserver, be careful about replying automatically to Internet mail. Your automatic reply will be generated for every message you receive from the listserver.
Automatically forwardFor each type of mail, choose Yes to forward all mail or Urgent Only to forward just urgent mail.
At "Forward to", enter the names of the people to whom you want your messages forwarded, in the same way you would address mail to them.
At "Method", choose Redirect to retain the original list of recipients (for information purposes only; they do not receive additional copies) or Forward to replace the original list of recipients with the new recipient (the same behavior you see when you manually forward mail).
If you receive messages from an automated listserver, be careful about forwarding Internet mail. Every message you receive from the listserver will be forwarded.
Junk mail handlingChoose Accept to accept mail that your administrator has defined as junk (also known as spam). Choose Delete Silently to delete this mail as it is received.
TopMessaging - Signature tab
Use this tab to create your signature.Automatically adds your signature text to all messages you create.
Automatically add signature to new messages
Signature textThe text you want added as your signature.
TopMessaging - Instant Messaging tab
Use this tab to specify your instant messaging defaults.Prevents other users from inviting you to join an instant messaging session.
Activate instant messaging soundsTurns on sounds that play when you are invited to an instant messaging session and during the session.
Show presence toLimits who can tell that you are online. The value Default is the default choice for your user group. If a value has been set for this group, it will override any choice you make here. In addition, your administrator can always tell if you are online.
This field doesn't just apply to instant messaging.Messaging - Paging tab
Use this tab to specify what will be forwarded to your pager.The email address of your pager.
Pager email address
MethodChoose Redirect to retain the original list of recipients (for information purposes only; they do not receive additional copies) or Forward to replace the original list of recipients with the new recipient (the same behavior you see when you manually forward mail).
Maximum pager display charactersThe maximum number of characters supported by your pager display. FirstClass will try to format the message to fit this size.
Information to include when pagingThe message information you want forwarded to your pager.
Items to forward to pagerThe types of mail you want forwarded to your pager. For each type of mail, choose Yes to forward all mail or Urgent Only to forward just urgent mail.
Top Messaging - Voice tab
Use this tab to specify how your voice messages will be handled in your Mailbox.Choose the default voicemail interface for your account. This will override the system preferences for your Mailbox only.
Called, No messageIf a caller hangs up without leaving a message, FirstClass Unified Communications can generate a Called, No message notification in your Mailbox for valid caller IDs, invalid caller IDs, all callers (both valid and invalid IDs), or no callers (clear both valid and invalid IDs).
FaxesAccepts faxes into your Mailbox.
Format for incoming faxesChoose a format for incoming faxes. The default format is Each page as separate attachment (PCX). This makes downloading and saving selected pages of a fax easy.
Call transfer menuSelect a key and enter a corresponding "Transfer to number" to allow all callers to transfer to another number instead of leaving a message. You can have up to two transfer numbers. Be sure to enter the full 10-digit number. Do not enter 1 for long distance calls. Do not enter outside line access code numbers (such as 9 for an external local line). If callers provide feedback that they are being cut off when transferring, the system may be disconnecting too quickly and the number is not being properly processed. You can follow the number with a comma (,) for a one-second pause, or a semi-colon (;) for a five-second pause.
If you enter a transfer number for key 0, this will override the system zero-out option (usually reception).When accessing messages by phone, the message will play automatically without you pressing a key to begin the playback.
You may wish to list these options in your voice greetings so callers are aware of them.
If you want to allow only certain callers to transfer, customize a greeting to override these preferences.
Message play options
Auto play unread messages
Suppress message envelopeThe message will play without first playing header information such as the callers name or the time of the call.
Play only From nameOnly the callers name or phone number will play before the message.
Preferred languageYour preferred default Mailbox language.
TTS languageThe default text-to-speech language for your Mailbox. Choose the language most commonly used in your correspondence. If you receive a message in another language, the text-to-speech engine will automatically detect the language, if the language is known to your text-to-speech engine.
Use this tab to specify how FirstClass will look when you connect using a web browser. Your choices won't work if your administrator hasn't made them accessible on your server.The general FirstClass web appearance and functionality. FirstClass Classic is our standard web look, with many of the features you are used to in the client. FirstClass Enhanced is even closer to the client experience. Simplified Mail Only presents a basic set of FirstClass features. Livelink provides a look familiar to Livelink users. Mobile Device is designed for the small displays of handheld devices.
Web client interface
Menu type and positionHow toolbars are displayed. "Buttons" means toolbar buttons with no text. "Text" means toolbar buttons with text. Toolbar buttons without text can be displayed at the top or bottom of pages. Toolbar buttons with text can be displayed at the top or bottom of pages, or on the left side.
Items per pageThe maximum number of items in a list per page. Unlimited presents all items in one long, scrolling page.
For best performance, don't exceed 30 items.
Icon sizeWhether to display small or large icons.
Number of icon columnsThe number of columns in which to display icons.