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Checking your email

The Path of Least Resistance

The Geometry Center has a great deal of sophisticated, powerful software, but a lot of the time, you just want to get the job done, with a minimum of fuss. Checking your email frequently falls in this category. Thus, if you don't want to make decisions or wade through oceans of online documentation, just do the following:

Checking mail sent here

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Type pine at the command prompt.

    If you are logged in on a Sun or an SGI, you can open a terminal and start pine by clicking on the mail icon at the right edge of your screen.

  3. If you have mail, a highlighted message will tell you so.
  4. Press I to "View messages in current folder"
  5. Go through your mail, using the commands at the bottom of the screen.
  6. To quit, Press M for "Main Menu", O for "Other Commands", and finally Q for "Quit".

Checking mail on your home system

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Telnet to your home computer.
  3. If you normally use a text based mail reader, do what you normally do.
  4. If your normal mail reader won't work remotely, you are probably best off using the default unix mail program. Type mail at the prompt. If you aren't familiar with mail, here are the basic commands.

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