rmailis the emacs mail reader. Like emacs, it is tremendously powerful, but it does require a knowledge of emacs. Like all GNU products, it is well documented via
infofrom the command line, or ctrl-H i within emacs.
zmailis the SGI command line version of MedisMail. It is worth mentioning on account of the MIME attachment support.
The Center has installed a publicly available MIME package from Bellcore. This package contains a suite of utilities for encoding and mailing a variety of file types, as well as system level utilities for teaching mail reader like PINE to interpret and properly display non-text mail on the fly. Some of the most useful programs are listed below. For more details, consult the man page for metamail and follow the references.
pineis a MIME mail program that is set up to send and receive a variety of non-text MIME formats. One sends non-text files via mail "attachments". One simply trusts pine is smart enough to do the right thing when receiving non-text messages. For more info, consult the online help from within
mailto-- this Bellcore's mail sending program for non-text MIME mail. This allows a user more flexibility to compose and send non-text messages than
pine, but it is more involved.
mailtoactually invokes other composing utility programs that the enterprising user can also use directly. Refer to the man page and follow the references.
metamail-- this is Bellcore's counterpart mail reading program. Again, it is more involved than simply trusting
pine, but it is correspondingly more powerful. Like
mailto, it also invokes utility display programs that are directly available to the user. See the man page.
mmencodeis a more robust reworking of the old unix utilities
splitmail-- This utility allows a user to split large files into smaller files suitable for mailing.
Created: Fri Sep 8 11:39:00 1995 --- Last modified: Jun 18 1996