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(see the second section if you have not yet set your preferences)


Eudora (mail)

To start: Double click on Eudora Settings (find the icon in the Eudora folder)
To get new mail: Go to the File menu and select Check Mail
To write a new message: Go to Message menu and select New Message
To reply to a message you are reading: Go to the Message menu and select Reply. Click in the message section where you want to add your reply. Delete sections of the original you don't need to keep for context.
To delete a message: Select the message, go to Message menu, and select Delete. Or highlight the message and push the Delete Key.
To send a message: Go to top right of composition window and click on Send
To see the In Mailbox: Go to Mailbox menu and select In
To save a message as a text file for a word processor: Go to File menu and select Save As.
To change your Forum password: Go to the Special menu. Select Change Password. Type in your existing password. Then you'll be asked to enter your new password twice; one is a test to see that you can remember it at least five seconds. It must be at least six characters long, not a word found in the dictionary, and contain either a change in case or a mix of letters and numbers.
To quit: Go to File menu and select Quit


Netscape (World Wide Web browsing)

To start: Double click on Netscape.
To explore: Click once on underlined or colored links.
To go back to a page previously visited: Click on the back arrow to go back one page at a time. Or, go to the Go menu and slide directly to a previously visited site in the list at the bottom.
To go to a specific address: Go to the File menu and select Open Location. Type in the URL (e.g. http://mathforum.org/ or ftp://mathforum.org/). Click on Open.
To bookmark a page for later return : Go to the Bookmarks menu and select Add Bookmark while you are looking at the page.
To view the html source of a page: Go to the View menu and select Document Source.
To save a page as either text or html code: go to the File menu and select Save As. Click and hold on the popup menu at the bottom of the dialogue box to choose either Text or Source.
To save Bookmarks as an html file to be edited: Go to the Bookmarks menu. Choose View Bookmarks. Click on the Export button. Give it a name with no spaces and .html at the end (e.g. steve.favs.html).
To see the images if they are not showing on a page: Go to the View menu and select Load Images.
To add Helper Applications : Under the Options menu select general Preferences. Select Helpers. Click on New. Type in the new Mime type (e.g. application/x-gsp. In older versions of Netscape the subtype, x-gsp, is entered separately). Type in the Extensions (e.g. gsp). Click on Browse to locate the application you will use to view this new file type (e.g. Geometer's Sketchpad). Click on the File Type popup menu to select the correct four letter file code (e.g. GSPk). Click on the Launch Application button. Click OK.


NCSA Telnet (telnet)

To start: Double click on NCSA Telnet
To telnet somewhere: Select Open Connection from the File menu. Fill in the host (e.g. mathforum.org). Click Connect. At the login prompt type your username (e.g. steve, taken from steve@mathforum.org). And at the password prompt type in your email password for this account.
To see who else is on the Forum machine at that moment : type w
To Talk: type talk followed by a space and the address of the person with whom you want to establish a connection (e.g. talk fetter@mathforum.org)
To ytalk (multiuser chat): type ytalk followed by a space and the address of the person with whom you want to establish a multiuser chat.
To join a Forum IRC chat: type irc and press return. type /join #MathForum and press return.


Fetch (FTP transfers)

To start: Double click on Fetch.
To retrieve a file:
A. When Fetch starts it usually opens an Open Connection window, if not, go to New Connection under the File menu.
B. Tab to the Host field and type in the machine address (e.g. mathforum.org) or Paste if you have used the computer to Copy an address from somewhere else. The User ID and Password fields can be blank for anonymous logins, but if you pasted in an address, directory path information may be in the Directory field, saving you the process of navigating folder by folder in D below.
C. Click on OK.
D. Double click on folders until you get to a file you want.
E. Double click on it to transfer it to the folder you designated in the Preferences.
F. If it is compressed StuffIt Expander will automatically try to decompress. (The original compressed version and the debinhexed version may all be left in the folder. You can throw away everything but the final usable file.)
To view a text file: Select the file, go to the Remote menu and select View File.


NewsWatcher (usenet news)

To start: Double click on the "news" icon in your news folder
To read: Double click on one of the newsgroups in your "news" reading list, then double click on a topic of interest.
To post a new article: Go to News menu and select New Message. Fill in the Subject. Go down to message section and type. When ready, go to top right corner and click on Send.
To reply to an article you are reading: Go to the News menu and select Reply. Click on the news icon for a public reply. Click on the email icon for a private reply. (Make sure there is only a check mark next to the option you want.) Click in the message section where you want to add your reply. Delete sections of the original you don't need to keep for context. When ready, go to top right corner and click on Send.
To add a group to your reading list: Find it in the Full List. (If the Full List is not visible go to the Windows menu and select Show Full Group List.) Select the group to add and drag it to your reading list window. Let go when the dark line shows. (Instead of dragging you can go to the Special menu and select Subscribe.)
To save an article for reading with your favorite word processor: Go to File menu and select Save As.
To tell NewsWatcher to forget which articles you've read: Select the group in question, go to the News menu and select Mark Unread.
To Quit: Go to File menu and select Quit. It will ask whether you want to save changes to your reading list. Save changes if you want it to remember what you've read and not show it to you the next time.


The First Time: Setting Preferences

Eudora
Go to the Special Menu and select Settings. Type your email address into the Pop Account field and your real name in the Real name field. In the Hosts section the SMTP server for the Forum is mathforum.org. The Ph server is cc.swarthmore.edu.

Netscape
Go to Options menu. If connecting over a modem or slow connection turn off Auto Load Images. Select Save Options. Next choose the General Preferences item at the top of that same Options menu.

For the Home Page Location type in your favorite starting place (e.g. http://mathforum.org/) and click on OK.

On the Options menu select Mail and News preferences. Select Identity. Enter your email information. Ask local experts for a news server to enter.

Fetch Go to the Customize menu and select Preferences. Type in your email address under General. Click and hold on the popup menu that says General at the top and slide to Downloading. Click in the Downloads folder checkbox and find the folder where you want retrieved files to be put.

NewsWatcher
Go to the File menu and select Preferences. Click and hold on the popup menu at the top.

Select Personal Information to type in your email address, real name, and organizational affiliation.

Select Server Addresses to enter the news server and email server info. If you are reading all kinds of news the news server should be news.swarthmore.edu. If you want to read all of the geometry news the server should be mathforum.org. The email server is always mathforum.org for those who have accounts through us.

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