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    1 READING MAIL WITH TIN
    2 ---------------------
    3 
    4 Requirements:
    5 
    6 Tin is able to read your mail providing it is stored in MH style folders
    7 (ie you have a directory for each mail folder and one numbered file per
    8 message).
    9 
   10 You must have built tin with the --enable-mh-mail-handling configure option.
   11 
   12 Your mail folders will be automatically merged in with your regular
   13 newsgroups on the main screen.
   14 
   15 Setup:
   16 
   17 You need a mail active file. The default location of this is ~/.tin/active.mail
   18 It contains one line per mail folder, each line has 4 fields.
   19 
   20   1) Mail group name.
   21      This must be the pathname of the mailbox relative to field #4 with
   22      / changed to .
   23 
   24   2) Max num.
   25      Just put a large number here, something higher than the highest
   26      message in the mailbox
   27 
   28   3) Min num.
   29      Put 0 here.
   30 
   31   4) Path of mail spool directory.
   32      This must be the full pathname to the root of the mail folder area.
   33 
   34 eg:
   35 
   36 Mail.inbox 10000 00000 /home/foo
   37 Mail.outbox 10000 00000 /home/foo
   38 
   39 This allows access to the 'inbox' and 'outbox' folders of user foo.
   40 They are accessed via /home/foo/Mail/inbox and /home/foo/Mail/outbox
   41 
   42 Usage:
   43 
   44 Start tin as normal.
   45 You'll have to subscribe to your mailgroups the first time you use them.
   46 
   47 If you want postings to a mailgroup to be sent to a specified mail address
   48 (e.g. a mailing list), set the "mailing_list" variable in your attributes
   49 file (see tin(5) for details).
   50 
   51 If you want to set descriptions for your mailgroups, then edit your
   52 mailgroups file (again, see tin(5) for details).