For example, several writers in the early s used the term to describe fax document transmission. Electronic mail has been most commonly called email or e-mail since around but variations of the spelling have been used: History of email Computer -based mail and messaging became possible with the advent of time-sharing computers in the early s, and informal methods of using shared files to pass messages were soon expanded into the first mail systems.
Postponing Mail This section is intended as a brief overview of how to use Mutt.
There are many other features which are described elsewhere in the manual. There is even more information available in the Mutt FAQ and various web pages.
See the Mutt homepage for more details. The keybindings described in this section are the defaults as distributed. Your local system administrator may have altered the defaults for your site. The first thing you need to do is invoke Mutt, simply by typing mutt at the command line. There are various command-line options, see either the Mutt man page or the reference.
The user interface consists of a context sensitive help line at the top, the menu's contents followed by a context sensitive status line and finally the command line.
The command line is used to display informational and error messages as well as for prompts and for entering interactive commands. Mutt is configured through variables which, if the user wants to permanently use a non-default value, are written to configuration files. Mutt supports a rich config file syntax to make even complex configuration files readable and commentable.
Macros allow the user to bind a sequence of commands to a single key or a short key sequence instead of repeating a sequence of actions over and over. These patterns can also be used to for example search for messages or to limit the index to show only matching messages.
These hooks can be used to highly customize Mutt's behavior including managing multiple identities, customizing the display for a folder or even implementing auto-archiving based on a per-folder basis and much more.
Besides an interactive mode, Mutt can also be used as a command-line tool only send messages. Screens and Menus 2. Index The index is the screen that you usually see first when you start Mutt. It gives an overview over your emails in the currently opened mailbox. By default, this is your system mailbox.
The information you see in the index is a list of emails, each with its number on the left, its flags new email, important email, email that has been forwarded or replied to, tagged email, Additionally, the index also shows thread hierarchies: This is especially useful for personal email between a group of people or when you've subscribed to mailing lists.
Pager The pager is responsible for showing the email content. On the top of the pager you have an overview over the most important email headers like the sender, the recipient, the subject, and much more information. How much information you actually see depends on your configuration, which we'll describe below.
Below the headers, you see the email body which usually contains the message. If the email contains any attachments, you will see more information about them below the email body, or, if the attachments are text files, you can view them directly in the pager.
To give the user a good overview, it is possible to configure Mutt to show different things in the pager with different colors. Virtually everything that can be described with a regular expression can be colored, e.
URLs, email addresses or smileys. File Browser The file browser is the interface to the local or remote file system.
When selecting a mailbox to open, the browser allows custom sorting of items, limiting the items shown by a regular expression and a freely adjustable format of what to display in which way.
It also allows for easy navigation through the file system when selecting file s to attach to a message, select multiple files to attach and many more.
Sidebar The Sidebar shows a list of all your mailboxes. The list can be turned on and off, it can be themed and the list style can be configured.
Help The help screen is meant to offer a quick help to the user. It lists the current configuration of key bindings and their associated commands including a short description, and currently unbound functions that still need to be associated with a key binding or alternatively, they can be called via the Mutt command prompt.
Compose Menu The compose menu features a split screen containing the information which really matter before actually sending a message by mail: Also, it's used to attach messages, to re-edit any attachment including the message itself.
Alias Menu The alias menu is used to help users finding the recipients of messages. For users who need to contact many people, there's no need to remember addresses or names completely because it allows for searching, too.Netiquette "Netiquette" refers to Internet etiquette. This simply means the use of good manners in online communication such as e-mail, forums, blogs, and social networking sites to name a few.
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The Core Rules of Netiquette are excerpted from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea. Click on each rule for elaboration.
Introduction; Rule 1: Remember the Human; Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life. Jul 31, · Tone, context and subtle nuances are easily lost in translation when sending business e-mails.
Before mailing, consider if your commentary could be misconstrued and/or misinterpreted, and if a. E-Mail» Mac» Tech Ease: Send, receive, forward, and manage your email accounts while gaining a few victories in the Spam War.
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