How to access email in Unix

The Information Technology Group currently only supports the use of Pine for connecting to e-mail in a UNIX environment.

Using Pine via SSH

1. At the prompt, type : ssh -l username

username, is your IAS user account, which is the part of your e-mail address before the @ sign. For example, if your e-mail address is, then your username is jdoe.
2. Type pine
3. The Pine main menu will appear. Before you can access your mail folders, you must log into the server. This is called "re-authenticating." You will prompted for your username. The username you logged in with will be used by default. If this is the correct username, press . Otherwise, type the correct username and then press .
4. Type in your password and press .

Note: You may be prompted with a question to to preserve your password for next login. You may answer either yes or no.

You can now access your mail folders. All keyboard commands for using Pine will be listed at the bottom of the screen.