Use of and Communications on the Schools of Crystallography's
computer systems may be monitored and/or recorded to secure the
operation of the system and for other lawful purposes
Pine is the recommended client software for use on the School
of Crystallography's computer systems.
The main reasons for using pine are as follows:
Other clients supporting IMAP could also be used (e.g. Netscape).
However any program that requires direct access to the mail spool (e.g.
Unix mail) or to a POP server is unlikely to work as expected.
- Available for a wide range of computers and operating
- Support for the Internet
Message Access Protocol (IMAP).
- Ability to access and manipulate remote mail folders,
address books and other information sorted on the Schools servers via IMAP.
- Extensive online help
- The designers of pine intended that it could be learned by
exploration rather than reading manuals..
- The user interface, which was specifically designed for
novice computer user, however it can also accommodate the needs of
- Advanced features for power users including
- Support form more than one INBOX
- Multiple folders and address books
- Support for Roles and filters
- Pine is available free enabling staff and students to
install the software on there home computers at no extra cost.
Microsoft email products are not supported and their use is strongly
discouraged for security reasons.
We have also experienced
problems where a very small number of Microsoft email clients have
overloading the School's email server
The School does not provide a POP service.
New users of the Schools email system should
start with the introduction to pine
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