This Debian GNU/Linux machine is part of the Ruhl group, and acts as the primary mail/web server. If you are a group member and have any questions about how this machine is set up please contact Ted Kisner. All mail is stored in your home directory in ~/Maildir (not in /var/spool/mail) in the "maildir" format. This format eliminates corrupted mailbox files that may lead to lost messages. It also allows multiple programs to access your mailbox at the same time. There is also a LIMITED amount of space for personal webpages.
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To check your mail, you have four options. All these methods access the same mailbox, so changes you make with one method (message deletion, folder creation, etc) will show up under all methods.
If you connect to cmb via pop-ssl or imap-ssl, you can then use cmb as your outgoing SMTP server. It can take up to 30 seconds from the time you check your mail until you are permitted to relay mail. Permission to relay will expire after a couple hours, and you will need to check your mail again before sending messages out.
If you would prefer to have your cmb mail forwarded elsewhere, simply create a text file in your home directory name ".forward" that contains one line. This line should be the email address where you would like your incoming mail forwarded.
To create a personal website, go to your home directory and make a directory called "public_html". Any files you put in this directory will be accessable by going to https://cmb.phys.cwru.edu/~user. Note that if you don't want people to see the raw directory listing, you should create an html file named "index.html" and put it in this directory. This webpage will then be the default page that people see.