How to Use Mail on ce.uml.edu
To read your mail type:
mailx [hit return]
If you don't have any mail the program will tell you that you have "No Mail" and will return you to a system prompt. If you have any mail messages, read or unread, it will display each message's sender name, subject, time received, length of message and a corresponding #.
"/var/spool/mail/geo": 2 messages 2
Following the message list
you will see the mail prompt:
To read a message type it's # and press the return key at the mail prompt. See Mailx commands below for further help.
If you want to send mail to another user on your system type:
If you want to send mail to a user on a system other than your own, the user's complete e-mail address is required. If you know the e-mail address, type:
Example: mailx email@example.com
You will be prompted for a subject:
Subject: (type in the subject.)
Continue by typing in the message. When you are done typing the message, type a single period on a line by itself to send the letter. See Tilde commands below to enhance your editing.
There are several commands available within the mailx program. Type ? [return] at the mail prompt to get a brief description of these commands. All the mailx commands can only be used from the mailx prompt.
The following are frequently used mailx commands:
IF you need any further information on how to use mailx commands, look in %man mailx