pine is used to read email on Linux systems. There are some other options out there, but I've used pine exclusively for years. It's done everything that I need in an email client, so that's what I'm sticking with. It's also fast, easy to use, highly configurable, and stable. It's what I'll be teaching you to use.

To start pine, simply type 'pine' at the prompt. To see the messages that you have in your INBOX, hit 'i' to go to the index listing. To move between messages, you can use the up/down arrow keys. To view a message, hit [enter]. Once in a message, you use the up/down arrow keys to scroll. To return to the index listing, hit 'i'.

Here are some common keystrokes that you'll use:

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