Excite Help
Email Preferences
 
 Mail Forwarding and Vacation Response

To access the following options, click "Preferences" in your left column navigation bar, then click the "Mail Forwarding & Vacation Response" link. Forwarding: You have three choices of how to route email you receive in your Excite Inbox:
 
None: This is the default option, and will put new messages into your Excite Inbox.
 
Forward: Enter an email address to which you would like your messages forwarded. You may specify one address only. Note: Effective January 30, 2003, this will become a premium service. Click here for additional information.
 
Auto Cc to. Enter an email address to which you would like to receive copies of all incoming messages. A copy will also be placed in your Excite Inbox. Note: Effective January 30, 2003, this will become a premium service. Click here for additional information.
 
Vacation Response. You can send an automatic reply to anyone who sends you a message. To enable this feature, simply enter the text of the vacation message in the field provided, then check the "Enable this vacation response" box before clicking Save.
 
 Note: You cannot have vacation response and forwarding enabled at the same time.
 
 Email Preferences

To access the following options, click "Preferences" in your left column navigation bar, then click the "Email Preferences" link at the top of the page.
 
Name: Enter your name as it would like it to appear in the "From" column of outgoing messages. If no text is entered here, your email address will be used.
 
 Note: Many email applications are able to display the name you enter alone in the "From" column. Others will follow the name with your email address.
 
In most cases, this format (name followed by email address) will appear in the From field of the message itself, regardless of the Inbox format.

 
Reply-To Address: Specify an email address other than your Excite email address if you want recipients to reply to your messages at a different address.
 
For example, if you specify yourname@yourcompany.com in the Reply-to field, when your recipients receive your email and click "Reply" the return message will be sent to yourname@yourcompany.com, rather than to your Excite email acocunt.
 
 Note: By default, this signature will appear in all outgoing messages. To change this setting on a per-message basis, uncheck the checkbox when sending a message.

 
Signature: Enter text in the Signature text box that you want to include at the bottom of all outgoing messages.
 
 Note: By default, this signature will appear in all outgoing messages. To change this setting on a per message basis, uncheck the checkbox when sending a message.

 
Display all headers: Enable this checkbox to view detailed header details in messages, such as Return-Path and MIME-version, by default.
 
Number of messages to display at once: Specify the number of messages that you would like to appear in a list of messages at one time - up to 200.
 
Reply: There are several reply options available to you in the drop down menu.
  • Include Message: Includes entire text of original email in your reply.
  • 300 Characters: Includes the first 300 characters of the original email in your reply
  • Don't include message: Sends only your reply

Save a copy of sent messages: Click on the "Yes" radio button to save a copy of all outgoing messages. By default, the messages will be saved in your Sent folder.
 
Compose Message Window Size: Select the size of the window which you would like as your default compose message window.
 
Moving and Deleting: Click on a radio button to choose to view the Original Folder or the Next Message after you delete or move a message.
 
 Email Quota

Email Quota Your Excite Email account has a storage space limit of either 3MB or 1,000 messages (whichever limit is reached first). You can quickly check how much storage your account is currently using in one of two ways:

1. Quota Level Bar - On your Inbox Hub page, you'll see a bar at the top-right of the page. This bar will show you roughly how much of your alloted storage space you are currently using. Below the bar will appear one of three text links, depending on the amount of free space (if any) remaining in your account: "Quota level acceptable", "Quota Warning" or "OVER QUOTA!" Click on this "Quota Level" link to view your full storage disk space summary.

2. Storage Disk Space Summary Page - You can also access your account's storage disk space summary by clicking "Preferences" in your left-column navigation, and then clicking the "Storage Disk Space Summary" link. Refer to this page to see how much of your storage quota has been used and to see the distribution of your email message in your folders.

Remember: Messages in all of your folders - including Inbox, Drafts, Sent and Trash folders - count toward your 3MB storage space limit. To free up space, delete some of your messages and then be sure to empty your trash.