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 ====== Email on Unix and Linux ====== ====== Email on Unix and Linux ======
  
-The Unix system has many mail programs available, including pine and mutt; and, of course, you can use the usual graphical mail programs such as or Thunderbird or Mozilla Mail.+For most users we recommend using **Thunderbird**. More detailed instructions on how to configure this are included on our [[:​computing:​accounts:​email|general ​mail support pages]].
  
-For newcomers to the Unix systemwe recommend using **Thunderbird**More detailed instructions on how to configure this are included ​on our general ​mail support pages.+For users accessing ​Unix via a terminal application (such as ssh)Pine is a popular mail program, and can be run simply by typing ''​pine''​A good place to find information ​on Pine is the [[http://​www.washington.edu/​pine/​faq/​|Pine FAQ]]. Another good mail program is [[http://​www.mutt.org/​|mutt]] ([[http://​www.mutt.org/​doc/​manual/​|Mutt Manual]]).
  
-For users accessing Unix via terminal application ​(such as ssh or telnet), Pine is a popular mail program, and can be run simply by typing pine. A good place to find information on Pine is the Pine FAQ, at [[http://​www.washington.edu/​pine/​faq/​]].+Some mail programs use separate program for composing ​(editingmessages, and you may wish to choose your preferred editor rather than use the unfriendly system default (vi). This is covered in the page on [[:computing:​department:​unix:​text|text editors]].
  
-Another good mail program is mutt. You can find out more about it at [[www.mutt.org]] (and here is a direct link to its manual).+You might also want to see our [[:​computing:​accounts:​email|introduction to email web page]] for more basic information.
  
-Some mail programs use a separate program for composing (editing) messages, ​and you may wish to choose your preferred editor rather than use the unfriendly system default (vi). This is covered in the page on [[:​computing:​department:unix:text|text editors]].+===== Forwarding ​and Vacation ===== 
 +These features are both set up through ​the [[:​computing:​accounts:email:forwarding|Physics webmail system]]. **The "​vacation"​ command and "​.forward"​ file are not used.**
  
-You might also want to see our introduction to email web page for more basic information.+===== Secure Email =====
  
-Forwarding and Vacation +For secure email using Thunderbird see [[http://​www.mozilla.org/​support/​thunderbird/​faq.html#​use_encrypt|FAQ:​ Thunderbird Email Encryption]].
-These features are both set up through the Physics webmail systemThe "​vacation"​ command and ".forward"​ file are not used.+
  
-Secure Email: PGP +For users accessing via the terminal we have both GnuPG and PGP v5.0 installed. GnuPG is probably a better choice for most purposes. There'​s a good introduction to using GnuPG with mutt at [[http://​codesorcery.net/​mutt/​mutt-gnupg-howto]].
-We have both GnuPG and PGP v5.0 installed. GnuPG is probably a better choice for most purposes. There'​s a good introduction to using GnuPG with mutt at http://​codesorcery.net/​mutt/​mutt-gnupg-howto+
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