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Unknown Webmail Features

Mike, one of our software developers, has a good post on some of the features we’ve recently added to webmail that most users probably don’t know about. In summary, they are:
Purge any Folder
If you Alt+Click on a folder link in the left menu (or hold down the letter ‘z’ while clicking), you’ll get the option to purge it of all messages. Good for breakups.
Read Message in Plain Text
If you Alt+Click or Alt+DoubleClick an email message, it will display that email message in plain text. Useful for opening spam.
Drag Checkboxes (only works on the email list)
Click on a checkbox and hold down the mouse button as you roll over other checkboxes. It’s an easy way to select multiple mailboxes, and works for unselecting too. Once you play around with this and get used to it, you miss it when it’s not available.
Keyboard Shortcuts (only works on the email list)
Press the up or down arrows to navigate through the messages in your mailbox. Also, pressing the ‘Delete’ key will delete the message and open up the next one in line.
Delete Messages Permanently (only works on the email list)
If you hold down the shift key while pressing the ‘Delete’ button above the email list, any messages selected will be deleted from your system permanently, even if deleting messages normally moves them to trash. Be careful!

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded Webmail.us, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired Webmail.us and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.


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