Chapter Introduction (Tour Through xmh)

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This chapter takes you on a tour through xmh for the X Window System Version 11 Release 6. Although the examples show the twm window manager, any X window manager is fine.

You'll learn how to use basic functions to send and receive mail, organize it, and do most of the basic things you'd want to do with electronic mail. Along the way are some brief looks at advanced features that are covered in the next two chapters.

If your site doesn't have Release 6, try the tour anyhow. xmh is similar in Version 11 Release 3 and almost identical in Releases 4 and 5.

After you do the tutorial in this section, you'll have enough experience to handle your day-to-day mail with xmh.

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