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Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition by Æleen Frisch

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Configuring User Mail Programs

As we’ve noted, there are a variety of mailer programs available for use as user agents. Some of the most popular are listed in Table 9-1. Some of them—pine, the mh family, and Netscape—can also be configured to function as direct mail submission agents; the others rely on the transport agent for this task.

Table 9-1. Mail programs provided by Unix systems

 

AIX

FreeBSD

HP-UX

Linux

Solaris

Tru64

System V mail

  

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BSD mail

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[6]

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[6]

elm (ftp://ftp.virginia.edu/pub/elm/)

[6]

mutt (http://www.mutt.org)

pine (http://www.washington.edu/pine/ ...

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