FAQ about GMX Mail
How can I create new mail folders and rename or delete existing folders?
GMX Mail offers a large number of options for managing your mailbox. You will find details on creating, renaming, moving, and deleting folders here.
What do the context menus offer?
Right-clicking allows you to open the context menus. There are different context menus for handling mail, folders and composing.
How do I deal with e-mail attachments?
You have two options: opening an attachment, or saving the attachment to your hard disk.
How do I attach a file to an e-mail?
Click here for detailed instructions about how to attach files to your e-mails.
What do the fields "To", "CC" and "BCC" mean?
These fields indicate different classes of mail recipients. To find out more about this topic, click here.
How do I select an e-mail address from my address book to receive my message?
You can read all about managing your address book here.
How can I change the font, font size, and font color of my e-mail?
Click here to find out more about text formatting in your e-mail messages.
How do I add tables to my e-mail?
You will find details on adding tables to your e-mails here.
How do I print my e-mails?
Click here to read about printing your e-mails.
Can I use GMX.COM with e-mail programs, such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird?
Here you will find step-by-step instructions for setting up the usual e-mail programs.
How do I forward messages sent to my GMX.COM account to a different mail address?
You need to create a special filter rule that forwards all messages to a specific e-mail address. You can find out more about creating filter rules here.
How can I enable or disable the preview pane for messages?
Right-click on a folder and then click on "Properties." Remove the check for the column labeled "Preview" if you wish to disable preview for that folder.
Why do I get an error message when entering the recipient address into the "BCC" field?
The recipients in the "BCC" field are additional addresses. You first need to enter an e-mail address into the "To" field, even if it is your own GMX address.
Where do I find the messages to my GMX.COM addresses that have not been specified as "default"?
E-mails sent to the default address, or to any of your e-mail addresses which belong to the same account, will all land in the same Inbox. The default address only becomes relevant when sending e-mail, as this will be selected as the default sender address. Click here for details how to change your default address.
Right-clicking messages in the inbox or any other folder does not open the context menu - why?
If you are using Firefox, you might have installed an Add-On (e.g. "All-In-One Gestures") which does not allow the context menu to open. Temporarily disable this function by pressing and holding the "Alt" key.
Some Mac users do not have a mouse with the right-click capability. If so, simply hold down the CTRL button on your keyboard while clicking, and this will simulate a right-click. Please note that not all areas within GMX Mail have a right-click option. For copy and paste, for instance, you can use the keyboard shortcuts instead, in case the right-click menu is not displayed.