At the command prompt type telnet asis.com . Once connected, enter your user name and password. You will be connected to our site.
a PC With Windows XP/2000
Select Start on the menu
bar and then select Run, you
will get a dialog box asking which program you want to run. You should
telnet -t vt100 asis.com
Then you can follow the directions below begining with "Once you
connect with telnet..."
On a PC With Windows 95/98/ME/NT
Microsoft has a telnet program built into it. By selecting Start on the menu bar and then selecting Run, you will get a dialog box asking which program you want to run. By entering telnet you will be prompted with the microsoft telnet screen. Under Connect select Remote System. At the prompt enter asis.com, and you should be connected.
Once you connect with telnet you will see an authentication prompt that looks like:
FreeBSD (red.asis.com) (ttyp2)
login: [type your username here]
Password: [type your password here]
Then you will see the greeting from our server:
FreeBSD/i386 (red.asis.com) (ttyp8)
Last login: Tue Oct 8 12:58:52 from red
Copyright (c) 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 4.6.2-RELEASE-p2 (RED) #0: Tue Sep 17 14:54:28 PDT 2002
Welcome to ASIS Internet Services!
You have mail.
The Pine program is pretty intuitive, and has visible menus telling which letter to press to invokve the various commands. It may not be necessary for you to read the following instructions.
Now type pine at the prompt followed by pressing the Enter key. If this is the first time using pine you will get a screen telling you it is the first time using pine and you will be asked several questions. Hit y for all of them. Once pine is loaded you will get a screen with the options:
|?||HELP||- Get help using Pine|
|C||COMPOSE MESSAGE||- Compose and send a message|
|I||FOLDER INDEX||- View message in current folder|
|L||FOLDER LIST||- Select a folder to view|
|A||ADDRESS BOOK||- Update address book|
|S||SETUP||- Configure or update Pine|
|Q||QUIT||- Exit the Pine program|
|----- Message Text -----|
Attchmnt: can be used to send a file in your local directory to someone by typing in the name of the file. Note: When sending mail through telnet files have to be on the machine you telnet into, and files on your personal machine have to be uploaded onto the server to be sent through pine.
Next to Subject: you can put the name of the subject you want to send and under Message Text you can write your message.
When you are done writing your message hit control-x and your message will be sent. Note that the command menu at the bottom of the screen uses the ^ character to denote the Ctrl key.
|U 1||Jun 26 To: firstname.lastname@example.org||703||hello|
|N 2||Jun 27 To: email@example.com||1703||file enc|
|N 3||Jun 27 To: firstname.lastname@example.org||600||info|
The text part of your message will appear on the screen and
another part will display which attachments are attached. To view your
attachments hit v for view. The
attachment screen will show up.
1 14 lines TextSelect the attachment you want to view, and it will place it on the screen if it is text. If it is not text it will ask you if you want to save it to your local directory. Hitting y will allow you to save the file. Once you have viewed your attachments hit e to exit the viewer. Going back to the message hit e if you want to save the message to your home directory. Next hit d to delete the message and save disk space in your mailbox. Hitting i will return you to your list of messages where you can read the rest of them.
2 27 KB File "prog.exe", ""