@students.latrobe.edu.auaddress. Many students find it tedious to check this email account regularly because they normally use some other email system. What they don't realise is that they can use the email server
students.latrobe.edu.auas an additional POP server for their normal email software.
If your email client software can be configured to handle multiple POP
servers, try adding your
This way, you'll automatically fetch all of your official email into your
favourite mail handler.
Note to Serious Hackers: if you're running Linux on your home computer, you can do something similar with the excellent
How to get it working is, however, outside the scope of this prac!
echo $MAILat the shell prompt.
mailqcommand. Try it. Same proviso as previous question.
.forwardin your home directory, containing the email address you want your mail forwarded to. You also have to ensure that the
.forwardfile is readable and writable only by yourself: use the following Unix command to do this:
chmod 600 .forward. For example, you could create a
.forwardpointing to your "university-supplied" email address (eg
yourID@students.latrobe.edu.au), or if you use an external ISP you could redirect your mail to that email address. That way, mail sent to you on the Unix systems will be delivered to you at your preferred address.
audio/basicmessages probably cause a sound file player to be opened, whereas
image/gifnormally opens an image viewer. Discover where this behaviour is specified (possibly in a "Preferences" menu item) and customise it. Can you control the MIME types of enclosures, or attachments, which you send from your mail agent?
VRFYcommand. Similarly, you can expand an email alias using the
EXPNcommand. Telnet to port 25 on ironbark and
pscott. Then see if you can