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     If you know a user's email address, then that is basically all you
     need.  The mail readers most users prefer here are elm and pine.

     You can send email from within a mail reader, or directly from the
     UNIX shell with the mail or mailx commands.
     Say you wanted to EMAIL a person named "Bill Gosper".

         $ mail rwg@MC.AI.MIT.EDU

     Where rwg@MC.AI.MIT.EDU is "Bill's" ARPANET email address.
     When you are done with your message to "Bill", just type a "."
     on a single line and then return.

     Your email address is login@SDF.ORG where "login" is the
     name you use to login to the system.

     You can use the local email clients from the shell or use the
     POP3 protocol to retrieve your email from 'mx.sdf.org'

     If you would like to use the SDF SMTP server for sending mail from
     a remote machine, please look into the VPM membership.


     Forwarding is available to ARPA members and above.  This is a useful
     feature which can be very helpful if you want to give people your
     SDF.ORG address but want emails sent to it end up somewhere else.
     Just create  a file called ".forward" in your home directory with the 
     address you want your mail forwarded to.  When you want to end forwarding,
     rm .forward


         $ echo "joe@joeuser.com" > $HOME/.forward

     If you are going on holiday and want people to get an automatic reply
     to messages sent to you, use 'vacation'; see the "Setting up vacation(1)"
     tutorial at http://sdf.org/?tutorials#advanced for setup examples.  When
     you return again, remove or rename the $HOME/.forward file.


     SDF does not condone the sending of UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email),
     threats, sexual solicitations and other annoyances via our systems.  Any
     accounts found doing this will be promptly terminated without notice.

     The maximum number of recipients allowed is 200, which is a very liberal
     amount.  If you need to send to more than 200 people at a time, you'd 
     should have a good reason.  If you would need to send email to a large
     list of people from time to time, you might consider getting a MLIST 
     (Mailing LIST) membership.


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