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Okay, I'm set up, Now What?

Now what? You check Consult-Mail... Oh, you need to know how? Okay, here goes... First, this can only be done on a UNIX Terminal. If you can log in to X (either by using an actual UNIX box, or by using Exceed, cygwin, etc.) this is a great help, as many of the E-mail cannot be displayed on the console of a standard SecureCRT login. <Insert Rant about Outlook here> The commands that you will need to know are the following:
scan
scan shows the contents of the mail box that you are currently set to view, you can change this mailbox by typing in, for example, <scan +consult-closed> which would change your active mailbox to the consult-closed mailbox, and show you it's contents.
show
the show command shows the text of a specific e-mail message, you use it by typing ``show n'' where n is the number of the message you want to read.
refile
refiles the message to a different mailbox, this command is used to refile something from the consult-new mailbox to the consult-mine mailbox before you repl to it (makes sure that the person only receives one reply) and then after you have replied to it, to transfer it to the consult-closed mailbox (to indicate that it has been replied to)
repl
The repl command is used by typing ``repl n'' where n is the number of the message in your active mailbox that you want to reply to. This typically will bring up an emacs session. once you have typed in your reply, press ``Control-X Control-S'' to save your message and then ``Control-X Control-C'' to quit emacs and then type in ``send'' when it asks ``what now?'' This will send your reply. You will notice that the messages are Blind Carbon Copied (BCC:) to consult-watcher, this is a news-group here on campus that CIS monitors. Occasionally you will get an e-mail saying how you could have answered this question better.
forw
This command is used much as the repl command, however it brings up an emacs window, where you can type in the e-mail address of someone to forward the E-mail to.
rmm
this command removes a message from the mailbox without placing it anywhere else, this command should only be used for duplicate messages, or for deleting UCE or UBE (aka Spam).
You may mange consult email in anyway that is convenient for you. Keep in mind that when you respond to a consult email it will be sent out under your email account and that people may respond to you directly.
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Frank Charles Barton
2002-11-19