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faq:email01 [2011/04/30 17:03] (current)
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 +     If you know a user's email address, then that is basically all you
 +     ​need. ​ The mail readers most users prefer here are elm and pine.
 +     You can send email from within a mail reader, or directly from the
 +     UNIX shell with the mail or mailx commands.
 +     Say you wanted to EMAIL a person named "Bill Gosper"​.
 +         $ mail rwg@MC.AI.MIT.EDU
 +     Where rwg@MC.AI.MIT.EDU is "​Bill'​s"​ ARPANET email address.
 +     When you are done with your message to "​Bill",​ just type a "​."​
 +     on a single line and then return.
 +     Your email address is login@SDF.LONESTAR.ORG where "​login"​ is the
 +     name you use to login to the system.
 +     You can use the local email clients from the shell or use the
 +     POP3 protocol to retrieve your email from '​mail.freeshell.org'​
 +     ​Please note that you can not, however, use sdf.lonestar.org
 +     as an outgoing SMTP server without prior arrangements. The reason
 +     why is that spammers would take advantage of the open SMTP server
 +     here and cause alot of problems. ​ The best reason that I can think
 +     of to use sdf's SMTP server is if you are sitting on a local area
 +     ​network with a static IP address and the mail server on that LAN 
 +     is always down.  Then, arrangements could be made so you could use
 +     SDF as your SMTP server. ​ Send your IP address to smj@sdf.lonestar.org
 +     ​Forwarding mail can be very helpful if you want to give people your
 +     ​FreeShell.ORG address but want to have it sent elsewhere. ​ Just create
 +     a file called "​.forward"​ in your home directory with the address you
 +     want your mail forwarded to.  When you want to end forwarding,
 +     rm .forward
 +     ​Example:​
 +         $ echo "​joe@joeuser.com"​ > $HOME/​.forward
 +     If you are going on holiday and you want people to get an automatic
 +     reply to messages sent to you, type "​vacation"​ .. you will be thrown
 +     into an editor where you can customise your reply messages. ​ When you
 +     ​return,​ again, rm .forward ​
 +     ​NOTES:​
 +     SDF does not condone the sending of UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email),
 +     ​threats,​ sexual solicitations and other annoyances via our systems. ​ Any
 +     ​accounts found doing this will be promptly terminated without notice.
 +     The maximum number of recipients allowed is 20, which is a very liberal
 +     ​amount. ​ If you need to send to more than 20 people, you'd better have
 +     a good reason and you might think about getting a MLIST (Mailing LIST)
 +     ​membership.