Section II - The MAIN MENU Screen


Now let's take a look at what happens when you first run Pine. When you first issue the pine command, the Main Menu appears. Here's what it looks like:

FIGURE 1: The MAIN MENU Screen

As you can see, several selections are available. You can use the arrow keys to move your selection bar to the command you want to perform, or you can enter the letter of the command you want. Here is a brief explanation of the available commands.



FIGURE 1: The MAIN MENU Screen

Help (?)
Selecting this command will bring up an on-line help screen. Remember that in pine there's always on-line help whenever you need it. Just look at the bottom two lines of the screen to find which Key Command invokes help.
Compose Message (C)
This command will send you to the COMPOSE MESSAGE Screen, where you create your outgoing messages. See Section V - Creating Messages for more information.
Folder Index (I)
This command will allow you to browse through your messages. See Section III - Retrieving Your Messages for more information.
Folder List (F)
This will open the FOLDER LIST screen. You can then view messages that you have saved to various folders.
Address Book (A)
This opens your address book. See Section VII - Keeping an Address Book for more information.
Setup (S)
This allows you to set up various user-configurable options (e.g. Printer), obtain PC-Pine binaries from a mail server, and perform other miscellaneous commands.
Quit (Q)
This will quit Pine.

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