This handout describes
- How to send and read mail from your account, using the Macintosh computers
in the Design Computing Laboratory (DCL), 283 Lawrence Hall.
1) Before you start, you need to have three things on hand.
3) Use Authorize to create your individual e-mail account. This account will "live on" one of the central campus Unix computers, but you can access it comfortably from almost any networked Macintosh.
1. In the main directory window of the Macintosh hard disk, find the
Communications folder. Double-click on the folder to open it.
2. Find the
NCSA Telnet Folder and double-click on it to open it.
NCSA Telnet, and several settings files. Don't click on anything yet!
Telnet is a standard for a kind of terminal emulation software that connects to a host computer over a network. It gives you a very basic command-line text-oriented interface for the remote machine.
With NCSA Telnet in particular, which remote computer you will connect to is
controlled by which settings file you open. Therefore, to connect to Authorize,
double-click on the "
authorize" settings file for the NCSA Telnet 2.6
The NCSA Telnet application should start up, open a terminal window titled
"Authorize", and connect you to the Authorize computer.
4. The remote computer will ask you for a user name to log onto it. Type:
5. The Authorize software will give you some questions to answer. Read the
rest of this section of this handout, and then answer the questions.
If you're an undergraduate, you should establish your account on "gladstone", and if you're a graduate student, your account should be established on "darkwing".
You'll need to decide what your personal username will be. Consider this carefully, because this username will be your e-mail name for as long as you are at the University of Oregon. You should use either your first initial and last name (jhancock), or your first and middle initial and last name (jahancock).
If the name you wish to use is already taken, you will be prompted for a unique username. (Jane and John Hancock can't both have a username of jhancock).
You will be asked to set a password. You will have to change this password
in the next step, so don't use your favorite secret code just yet.
6. When you're done, quit Authorize and then use the File menu Quit command to quit from NCSA Telnet.
7. Congratulations! You should now have an e-mail account. In the next section, we'll put the account to use. However, the Authorize program may take several hours to activate your program. Take an extended break now, before attempting the next step.
1. Open the
NCSA Telnet Folder, in the
NCSA Telnet, and several settings files. Double-click on the appropriate settings files to start up Telnet and connect to your Unix host computer. (Undergraduates, double-click on the '
gladstone' settings, and if you're a graduate student, double-click on the '
1. In the Communications folder, open the POPmail Folder, and double-click on
POPmail/Lab application icon to start up the program.
2. A dialog box will appear for you to log in with:
Fill in the fields. Be sure to enter your complete e-mail address, in the form
When the fields are full, click OK. The POPmail window will appear.
When the message is complete, click the Post icon to actually send the
message. The Message Sender window will go away, or you can click on the Msgs
icon to go back to the main POPmail window.
5. In the main window, click on the Fetch icon to tell POPmail to get the list of your mail from the mail server. Then double-click on any message in the list to read that message.
6. To round out the basic functions:
Posted 95.09.28 KMM, rev. 95.10.09
Send e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org