Alessandro Miotto, Judy Richards IT/DCI
When the central MAILSERVer became available for general use last
spring, we announced that we planned to phase out AFSmail. The time
for doing this is now approaching, with a target date of June 30th.
If you are a
pine user it is very straightforward to migrate
to the MAILSERVer and you will hardly notice any difference.
xwhoor the Web `Directories' page. If you have a single AFS userid this should be the case. If you have multiple AFS userids you should check not only whether you have an account on MAILSERV but also whether it has your `preferred' userid. If you need to create or modify a MAILSERV account, contact your group administrator.
mailmigratein order to have your setup modified to use the mail server. The command performs the following actions:
pinefolder named `AFS-mbox1';
pineconfiguration to look for your INBOX on the MAILSERVer.
pine, just as before, provided you are logged into one of the UNIX servers in the Computer Centre (PLUS or WGS machine).
xuserinfocommand on one of the central servers and click on the `Mail Info' button. (If you have only line-mode access, you should use the
xuserinfocommand to register your workstation as a recognized host. Otherwise, when you try to access the MAILSERVer you will be requested for your MAILSERVer password, which you probably don't know!
mailmigrateto update your configuration;
xuserinfoto register your Preferred EMail address.
If you have advertized your email address in the generic form (email@example.com) this change will be transparent to your correspondents. If people send mail to your afsmail address it will automatically be forwarded to the MAILSERVer.
Since it is so easy, why don't you do it now ? This will save us having to bother you again. In addition, in May and June various configuration defaults will be changed from afsmail to mail, and if you don't have a forward set from the MAILSERVer to your afsmail account, you could end up with mail arriving in your MAILSERVer mailbox without your realizing it.
(N.B. If you are using mail filtering utilities such as procmail or filter, please consult URL http://consult.cern.ch/service/mail/utils/filtering/doc/)
If you are not a
pine user and need help,
or if you have questions or problems, please contact