When you send a mail, it is necessary to tag it with a subject line so that the recipient will know what it is about. Once you start having to sort through a hundred messages a day, you will appreciate the need for meaningful subject lines!
Here are a few examples of good subject lines:
Subject: Need conference proceedings Subject: Another irate customer Subject: Lunch Thursday?
To send your mail:
At the Unix prompt, type:
address is the
Internet e-mail address of the person you're sending it
to. To mail to multiple recipients, just type all the
addresses separated by spaces:
pine firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Compose your message using the Pine composer.
The Pine composer is a small text editor that you can
use to write your mail message. Your position will
start on the
To: line of the
message, which should contain the address or addresses.
Use cursor-down (control-N,
^N) to move the
cursor down to the line that says
:” and type in the subject of
^N to move the cursor
just below the line that says
Message text -----, and type your
message. The lines at the bottom of the screen show
the commands that you can type. You can type
^G anytime for online
^X to send the message.
It will prompt you
Send message? [y]
: to confirm; press the return key to
complete the send. If you decide not to send it after
^C at any time in the
Q to exit