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Section - -7- What's a good mail program for SGIs?

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  Z-Mail is a commercial product written by Z-Code and redistributed by
  SGI. IRIX 5.x includes MediaMail, a subset of Z-Mail. Both are
  graphical, MIME-compatible (MIME, described in RFC1521, is a standard
  for enclosing multimedia material in your mail) and have a text-only
  mode.
  ftp://viz.tamu.edu/pub/sgi/software/mail/zmail-vs-mediamail.ps.gz
  describes the differences between Z-Mail and MediaMail. Z-Mail has its
  own WWW site (http://www.ncd.com/Z-Code/zcode.html) and newsgroup
  (comp.mail.zmail).

  The free programs Elm and Pine use text-based menus. They are easy to
  use, powerful and can easily be run in a separate window. They can be
  configured to use 'metamail' for MIME support. Elm can be FTPed from
  ftp://dsinc.dsi.com/elm/, Pine from ftp.cac.washington.edu:/pine/ and
  'metamail' from ftp://thumper.bellcore.com/pub/nsb/. Z-Mail/MediaMail
  includes 'metamail', so if you use both Z-Mail/MediaMail and Elm or
  Pine or another free mail program, you can save yourself some trouble
  by configuring the latter to use the former's 'metamail'. Elm has an
  FAQ in ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/comp.mail.elm/. Packages which
  make Elm work nicely with IRIX 4.0.x's WorkSpace and IRIX 5.2's Indigo
  Magic are at ftp://proton.chem.yale.edu/pub/ and
  ftp://proton.chem.yale.edu/pub/. Elm's autoreply/
  arepdaemon subsystem has a bad security hole, so don't install those
  binaries. (They have been removed from v. 2.4.24 and later.) The rest
  of Elm is fine. Both programs have newsgroups, comp.mail.elm and
  comp.mail.pine.

  'mh' is a free, command-line oriented Mail Handling system. FTP the
  source code from ftp://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/mh/ and patches for IRIX
  from ftp://viz.tamu.edu/pub/sgi/software/mail/. If you build 'mh' you
  can use 'xmh', a graphical mailer, which is part of Xwindows and thus
  comes with IRIX. 'mh' has a newsgroup, comp.mail.mh.

  Finally, Chris Lewis' "Unix Email Software - a Survey" lists many
  more mail programs. FTP it from
  ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/mail/setup/unix/.

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