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Electronic mail and Unix

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>9/11/1986
<mark>Journal</mark>Data Processing
Issue number9
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)461-469
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This is the first of two papers concerned with electronic mail. In this paper the essential elements of mail systems - the user agent and the mail delivery agent - are introduced and explained. The various specific mailing systems available with the Unix operating system are briefly compared. A basic minimum set and an extended set of mail user facilities are identified and presented.