How to Use Your School of Information Account
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Introduction

Signing Up

Accessing Your Account on a PC
Part 1: Logging in
Part 2: Changing your password
Part 3: Resetting your password
Part 4: Storing files
Part 5: Creating a public_html folder
Part 6: Logging out

Accessing Your Account on a Mac
Part 1: Logging in
Part 2: Changing your password
Part 3: Resetting your password
Part 4: Creating a public_html folder
Part 5: Logging out
Part 6: Using Fugu to store files

How to Access Your School of Information Email Account
Pine
Webmail
Eudora
Mozilla Mail
Other Options

Putting a Web Page Online

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Pine

Pine is a command prompt mail program which relies on text commands only – you can’t use your mouse, and there is no graphical user interface. Pine does not display HTML code that is received in your emails, and attachments must be saved in your server space before you can open them (and accessed using a secure file transfer program). On the other hand, Pine is much faster than other email clients because there are no graphics to load. If you’re using a dial-up connection, this can be a great advantage. Pine is an IMAP application, which means that messages are retained on the server, and backed up on a regular basis. Pine can be assessed through SSH Secure Shell (for PC users) or Terminal (for Mac users). After logging in with your School of Information account information, type “pine” at the prompt and press return. For more information on how to use Pine, see the Introduction to Pine tutorial. This tutorial shows you how to check email, compose and forward mail, work with folders, set up an address book, and download attachments.

Who should use Pine? Pine is an ideal email client for users with slow Internet connections, as it can be much faster than clients with graphical user interfaces. Having trouble with carpal tunnel syndrome? Commands are executed in Pine using letters on the keyboard, which can provide some welcome relief from constantly moving a mouse to enact every command. Using multiple computers to check your email? Pine stores all of your email on the server, allowing you to read it from any computer.

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