MH & xmh: Email for Users & Programmers

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The book MH & xmh: Email for Users & Programmers, ISBN 1-56592-093-7, written by Jerry Peek, was published by and is copyright 1991, 1992, 1995 by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. In June, 1996, ORA made the book freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public License; please read the information about copying and distribution.

This is an online version of the book's original third edition. The book has been split into hundreds of (mostly-)small HTML files for fast loading. There are multiple indexes, tables of contents, and lots of links to make the book quick to use.

There are updated versions of this book on other servers. They're more complete than this original version. The main servers are at the home of MH, the University of California at Irvine: Web (http://www.ics.uci.edu/~mh/book/) and FTP (ftp://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/mh/book/).

The MH Message Handling System is a set of electronic mail programs in the public domain. MH is free, powerful, flexible -- and the basics are easy to learn. This book also covers three popular interfaces to MH: xmh is a way to use MH from the X Window System. mh-e is an interface to MH that runs from the GNU Emacs editor. exmh is a new and popular MH interface, written with Tcl/Tk, that works under the X Window System.

Here are some other notes:

Here are the table of contents and the indexes. (Frames users: you don't need those links. Use the bottom two frames instead.)


Last change $Date: 1996/07/14 15:00:00 $
(Note: Date above is for this file only -- not for whole book.)

This file is from the third edition of the book MH & xmh: Email for Users & Programmers, ISBN 1-56592-093-7, by Jerry Peek. Copyright 1991, 1992, 1995 by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. This file is freely-available; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. For more information, see the file copying.htm.

Suggestions are welcome: Jerry Peek <jerry@ora.com>

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