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FILE: get-going-termite

From: Jonathan Duddington 
Subject: Get Going: Termite
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 03:00
Source: docs


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

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

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

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