More Information About MH
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Amazingly, not a lot has been written about MH.
This book is the first work of this depth that I know of.
Here are some ways to find out more about MH.
The MH distribution has a directory called papers with tutorials,
detailed descriptions of applications, and related programs.
MH also comes with an Administrator's Guide, a good place to learn about
installing MH and to discover some of its inner workings.
MH is written in the C programming language.
One way to find out what it does is in classic UNIX hackers' style:
read the code.
Most of the code is clean and modular.
If you read the Usenet "netnews," the comp.mail.mh newsgroup is a
good place to read about MH -- and post questions, if you have them.
As of this printing, old mh-users articles since 1986 or so were
archived on ftp.ics.uci.edu.
They're available from
the mh/mh-users directory.
If you can't use the link above, see the Sections of this book on
If you can't read comp.mail.mh on Usenet, you can subscribe to the
mh-users mailing list.
It carries the same articles as the comp.mail.mh newsgroup.
To subscribe, send a mail message to email@example.com.
If you're interested in nitty-gritty details of MH, at the level
of MH developers, the mh-workers mailing list is the place to
To subscribe, send a mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
exmh has its own mailing lists.
Send email to email@example.com
to join the list with discussion of exmh.
If you only want to learn about new exmh releases,
subscribe at firstname.lastname@example.org instead.
To join a mailing list about mh-e, send a
"subscribe" message to email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
document that is posted to
every month is an excellent source of information.
There you can read about often encountered problems and their
solutions, as well as interesting tricks.
A partial list of what's covered includes:
You can read the FAQ in the newsgroup, or see the
Section FAQ to see how you can get the FAQ by
or by mail.
The current version and status of MH.
Additional MH references not listed in this Appendix.
Additional interfaces to MH as well as packages that utilize MH.
Common installation problems.
Common run-time problems.
Information on mh-e and xmh.
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