Send messages

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Compose a new message

To write a new message:

  1. Open the Mail Panel;
  2. Click on Compose message button Compose on the Mail Panel toolbar;
  3. Fill in the sender, recipient and subject info in the header section;
  4. Write the message.

Alternatively, you can use the following shortcuts (they only work in the Mail tab):

  • Type “Compose New Message” in Quick Commands.
  • Use the single key Keyboard Shortcut N.

To send a message to a saved contact:

  • In the Contacts Panel, right-click on a name/email on the list of contacts > select Compose Mail;
  • On a contact’s profile, in the Contacts Panel, click on the envelope in front of their email address.

Header

  • From – Choose the account you want to send the email as. You can change the default sender in Settings > Mail > Mail Settings > Default Sender in New Messages.
  • To – The default recipient field. Add recipients, who the email is for and from whom you’re expecting a reply or action.
  • CC (Carbon Copy) – Add recipients, who don’t necessarily need to reply, but who should be kept informed about the matter in the message.
  • BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) – Similar to CC, but other recipients won’t see that contacts listed in the BCC field received the message.
  • Subject – the title of the email.

Body

For writing the content of your message, Vivaldi Mail’s composer includes an HTML editor, that allows you to add simple formatting to your text. If you don’t add any formatting to your message, the message will be sent in a Plain Text format.

Add an attachment

To attach files to the message:

  1. Click on attachment Add Attachment on the message toolbar above the composer;
  2. Browse and select the file(s) in File Manager/Finder;
  3. Click Open.

You can see the attached files below the Subject field.

To add images to the body of the message:

  1. Click Insert image on the HTML editor toolbar;
  2. Browse and select the image file in File Manager/Finder;
  3. Click Open.

Signature

All accounts you add to Vivaldi Mail, will get Vivaldi’s default signature. To edit that:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Mail accounts;
  2. Select the account you want to update the signature for;
  3. Add your signature.

Changes will be saved automatically.

Composer colours

In Settings > Mail > Mail Settings > Composer colours you can decide whether the composer will:

  • Have black text on a white background;
  • Inherit Theme Colours.

Send message

When you’ve finished writing your message you have a few options:

  • Send immediately – click on send Send on the message toolbar above the message composer;
  • Queue the message in the Outbox – use the option if you don’t plan to make any changes to the message, but don’t want to send it just yet;
  • Save as draft – in case you might want to change something later, leave the message as a draft. All messages you start composing will be saved as drafts automatically.

Reply and Forward a message

To reply to a message:

  1. Open the message;
  2. Click on reply Reply or reply all Reply to All on the message toolbar.
    Alternatively, use the Keyboard Shortcut R/Shift+R or type “Reply to message”/”Reply all” in Quick Commands;
  3. Write your message above the quoted section;
  4. Click send Send.

To forward a message:

  1. Open the message;
  2. Click on forward Forward on the message toolbar;
  3. If you wish to add something, write your message above the quoted section;
  4. Click send Send.

In addition to email message you can also forward feed messages.


Drafts

All messages that you start composing in Vivaldi will be saved automatically as drafts, which you can access either from Mail Panel > All messages > Drafts or from Mail Panel > All Accounts > your mail account > Drafts.

Edit a Draft

To continue writing a draft message:

  1. Open the message in the Drafts folder;
  2. Click on  edit Edit on the message toolbar.
    Alternatively, right-click on the message in the list of drafts and select Edit.

To discard a draft while composing, click on discard Discard Draft on the message toolbar.

To delete a draft at a later point:

  1. Find the message in the drafts folder either under All messages or your mail account’s Drafts folder;
  2. Use one of the following options:
    1. Open the email and click Delete on the message toolbar,
    2. Select the message in the message list, right-click on it and select Delete from the context menu.
    3. Press Delete on your keyboard.

Outbox

In Vivaldi Mail, Outbox is a sub-folder in All Messages, where you can store message drafts that you’ve finished writing, but don’t want to send just yet.

In case, you find something that needs changing, you can edit the queued message the same way as you’d edit a draft.

Queue by default

You can make queuing the message the default action, when clicking the Send button in the message composer. To do that:

  1. Start composing an email;
  2. Click on the arrow next to the send Send button on the message toolbar:
  3. Check the option for Queue;

Then, whenever you click on the send Send button in the future, the message will be moved to the Outbox instead of being sent.

Send messages from the Outbox

To send all messages from all accounts:

  1. Open the Mail Panel;
  2. Click on send Send from All Accounts on the Mail Panel toolbar.

To send all messages from a single account from the Outbox:

  1. Open the Mail Panel;
  2. Click on the arrow next to send Send from All Accounts on the Mail Panel toolbar;
  3. Select the account you want to send the messages from.

To send a single message:

  1. Right-click on it in the message list;
  2. Select send Send.

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