The Original Pluto help files plus extras
This page up to date on: 28 May 2020
From: Jonathan Duddington
Subject: Get Going: Termite Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 03:00 Source: docs Installation ============ Run Termite. This is necessary so that Termite sets up various system variables which say where files and directories are. Copy the !Pluto application directory onto your harddisc. From the !Pluto iconbar menu, select Preferences->News. Click over the boxes to the right of "News Transport" and "Mail Transport" and select "Termite" from the menu. This will look at the system variables which Termite has set up to indicate where the News and Mail incoming and outgoing directories are. Pluto also reads Termite's subscribed-newsgroups list at this point. Once this has been done, then it can find them even though Termite is not running. Set Up News Details =================== Set the "Domain" field to the part of your email address which follows @ symbol, eg. "argonet.co.uk" or "something.demon.co.uk". Set the U.name field to your main email name (i.e. the name before the @ in your email address). This is only used by Pluto in the Path: line in outgoing news postings. Click OK. Setp Np User/Mail Details ======================== From the !Pluto icon bar icon, select Lists->Users. This should bring up a Users list which contains one user name - Fred Bloggs. Adjust-Double-click on this to bring up the User dialogue box. Change the "User Id" to your user name. This is the name that precedes the "@" symbol in your email address. Type your full name into "Name". Make sure that the "In Box" and "Log Box" fields are set to the document boxes into which you want incoming and logged-outgoing mails to appear. To set up a signature file for this user, click on the "Edit Sig" button. This brings up an editor window into which you can type your sig. If you already have a sinatature file somewhere, just drop it into this text window. Click OK. If you have additional email addresses, these can be added by clicking the Add button (black Plus sign icon) on the Users list window. You may want to use different "In Box" and "Log Box" for each email address, so you may need to create additional document Boxes for these. See below. Transfering Stored News From Termite ==================================== Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of Termite myself, so I don't know where, or in what format Termite stores old news and mail articles. Can Termite export a set of stored articles in any form? Debatching Incoming News and Mail ================================= Run Termite and Connect to fetch news and mail from the Internet. Once Transfer is complete, Click on the "Fetch" button of !Pluto's Boxes list window to debatch the news and mail articles from Termite's incoming news and mail files.
Please note that Pluto is supplied with a more comprehensive and up-to-date StrongHelp manual than these text files. Select Help… in Pluto’s iconbar menu.