CHM 1045 -- Electronic Mail Information

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         You will need a computer account in order to participate in
    receiving and sending electronic mail messages and in carrying out
    other class assignments on the internet.  An on-line registration
    procedure has been set up by ACNS.  
         Computer terminals are available at several places on campus,
    including the basement of Dirac Science Library, second floor of
    Strozier Library Annex, and 331 University Union.  (Those of you
    who have a computer with a modem, see the remote access information
    below.)  Some of these will have a DOS prompt, in which case you
    type telnet  Some will have a menu, from
    which you pick "Network", then "Other", and at the telnet> prompt
    type:  If you do not have a computer
    account, then at the login prompt type: newuser, and at the
    password prompt type: public.  If you already have a computer
    account and are just adding your name to the class mailing list,
    then at the login prompt type: newclass, and at the password prompt
    type: public.  You must have with you:
              A current FSU ID Card
              Your Social Security Number
              The Course Reference Number of the course section.
                   (On the first page of your syllabus.  Make sure you
                   have the correct section.)
         Follow the instructions.  You will be given an account name
    and a password.  Write them down exactly as they appear.  Case is
    important (C is different from c).  Your account will be ready in
    about 24 hours.  
         Registration is also possible through a World Wide Web browser
    such as Netscape, Mosaic, or Lynx.  Netscape is available on some
    of the computers in the University Union.  Lynx can be accessed,
    though rather clumsily, through the main menu of the LUIS terminals
    in the library (item 26 on the menu).  At the fsu home page
    (, you can follow the link references to
    "Academic Computing and Network Services", then "registration for
    computer accounts", then "student", etc.  This eventually leads to
    a telnet session as above.  Alternatively, you can open the uniform
    resource locator (URL) and follow the
    appropriate links. 
         To access your new account, you telnet (as above) to (Or pick garnet from the telnet menu).  Log in
    with your account name and the password you were given.  You will
    be asked to give a new password at this time.  It should contain at
    least six characters, including one non-alphanumeric character and
    a mixture of upper case and lower case characters.  Have one ready,
    and have it written somewhere so you don't forget it.  Do not share
    your password with others--they would be able to access your
    account.  There is an option on the menu to change your password at
    a later time if you wish.
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    Modem Access

         Those of you with a computer off campus equipped with a modem
    can dial 644-4211 (1200/2400 baud) or 644-2206 (9600 baud or
    greater).  644-4211 attaches you to a machine called ANNEX.  At the
    prompt, type:
              rlogin garnet -l username
    (username = the account assigned to you; l is a letter, not a
    number, and there must be a space between rlogin, garnet, -l, and
    644-2206 attaches you to a machine called NetBlazer.  At the
    prompt, type:
    at the next prompt which says "Top>"  type:
              rlogin -8 -l username garnet
    (username = the account assigned to you; l is a letter, not a
    number, and there must be a space between rlogin, -8, -l, username,
    and garnet.)
         After logging out of garnet (from menu or typing logout), you
    will be back at ANNEX or NetBlazer, and will need to type logout
    there as well.
         For any other machine anywhere connected to the internet, just
         For those of you with the appropriate equipment, a PPP
    connection is possible through faster modems accessing the numbers
    4-2700 or 4-3258, and allowing you to run networking software such
    as Netscape from your machine.  You should pick up software and
    instructions from 320 Carothers.  Bring 4 formatted high density
    disks (IBM machines) or 5 formatted high density disks (MACs).
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    Using Your Account

         Garnet is a UNIX machine.  If you are familiar with UNIX, you
    can get out of the menu system to the UNIX prompt.  Most of you who
    are novices will want to use the menus to explore the system.  From
    the first menu, pick 1. services.  Then for reading and sending
    email, pick elm or pine.  Both are fairly easy to use once you get
    the hang of it.  I don't have much experience with them, but am
    told that pine is probably the more user friendly.  A copy of
    instructions about "Managing Your Mail with Elm" and "Secrets of
    Pine" are in the "Light CHM 1045" notebook on reserve in Dirac
    Library.  You may make copies, but do not remove the original. 
    (Pine also has good on line help information.)
         You should do two things immediately to configure your account
    for use.  Pick settings from the main menu, and chfn from the next
    menu, and at the prompt type your name.  This will cause your real
    name as well as your account name to appear in the header of your
    mail messages, so you are easier to identify.  (You should still
    sign the messages).  Second, if you are using elm, when you are in
    elm, type o at the prompt (for options), and then the letter U (for
    user) and hit the space bar to change this options from beginner to
    intermediate, hit the enter key, and then type > and enter to save
    the new options.  This change gives you more options for your mail
    messages, such as saving one to a named file as opposed to a
         You will also be interested in the menu item tass, which
    allows you to read posted news announcements of many news groups. 
    After entering the number for tass, enter g followed by
    fsu.class.chm1045light at the newsgroup prompt.  That is where I
    will post answers to some questions, announcements, etc.  You can
    post something there by sending mail to chm1045-light-news.  There
    are other newsreader programs on the menu that I don't know
    anything about, and those of you using Netscape can configure it to
    read news items.
         When you have time, you may be interested in exploring the
    Seminole Information System (SIS) which provides menu driven access
    to computer information systems around the world through Lynx,
    which is a client for the World Wide Web, and through gopher, which
    is an older information system that is gradually being replaced by
    the World Wide Web.  Pick lynx or gopher from the services menu. 
    (Strozier library runs workshops on accessing these internet
    resources.)  Lynx only handles textual material from the web.  You
    need a browser such as Netscape or Mosaic to access images.
         Practice sending each other mail.  You can send me mail by
    addressing it to rlight if you are logged onto garnet, or if you are on another machine.  Your
    friends, relatives, etc. anywhere in the world can send you
    messages by addressing, where xxxxxxx
    is your login account number.  
         Check your email daily, or at least every couple of days. 
    Also check the newsgroup.  I plan to communicate a number of things
    to you in this way.
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         Printing from your email account is a little involved, and it
    could be  different depending on where you log in.  Basically, you
    need to get your message from garnet to your local PC by a process
    known as "downloading", and there are several different procedures
    depending on the software you are using to hook up.  For those in
    Dirac and Strozier you transfer by the FTP protocol.  Go through
    the following steps.  You need to have your own floppy disc to put
    in Drive A or B.  After reading your message, type s (for save)
    (from elm) and give it a name (better to be 8 letters or less, so
    the name is compatible for a DOS file later).  Lets call it
    "problem1" for example.  The message is then saved as a file in
    your home directory on garnet.  Type x to exit elm, m to get main
    menu, and q to quit garnet.  (Before quitting, you can verify that
    the file is in the correct place by going to the Unix prompt, then
    typing ls  or ls -l which will list all the files in your home
    directory).  If you use pine, pick the save option, and give the
    message a title as above.  You will be asked if you want to create
    a folder with that name, and you say yes.  This will put the
    message as a file in the "mail" directory.  When you exit pine,
    don't delete the message from the inbox (just to be safe), then go
    to the Unix prompt, type cd mail to change to the mail directory,
    and ls to confirm that the file is there.  After logging off garnet
    go to the FTP selection on the PC menu, or at the DOS prompt type: 
    You get the following prompt after logging in with your password: 
    Type "get problem1"  (or whatever filename you want, without the
    quotes) if you saved the message from elm in your home directory. 
    If you saved it from pine, you will need to type "cd mail" to go to
    the mail directory before typing "get problem1".  After you are
    told the file is transferred, type "bye" (without the quotes).  You
    are then back to the home PC, with the file in your local
    directory.  Either use the DOS print commmand (print problem1), or
    load the file into  WordPerfect and print from there after
    formatting to your taste.  If you are logged in from  a modem,
    there will be some other downloading  procedure I am not familiar
    Dr. Light
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