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Hi,

I'm running Windows95 at home and have a QVTNet connection to a Unix server at the University (Purdue).  The problem is, and has been for a while, I can't print my email directly. That is, I have to resort to copy screen/buffer and other inefficient ways to print my emails (from Pine).  Is there any other Telnet client that allows you to print directly.  I remember, a couple of years back, when I first joined Purdue, that I could configure the printer attached to a Macintosh (by choosing the "attached to ansi" option) to print. The sysadmin never believed me claiming that it wasn't possible. Unfortunately,  I never had the chance to show it to him.  I'm really quite fond of the speed/accessibility of the unix interface and have all my emails forwarded to my unix account. However, this one drawback seems to be creating quite a problem.  Thanks in advance.
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I use CRT from www.vandyke.com.  It prints nicely.
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Hi Jhance,

I tried it out in my office (on a netwrok-connected Laser printer) -- on the positive side, it printed the entire message; on the negative side, there were a lot of idiosyncratic repetitions of lines in the message.

For whatever reason, I couldn't use it to print at home (the print screen feature of prt did work, though).

Any thoughts?
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No not really.  It's hard to get a good printout of a message that's longer than one page out of a terminal emulator.  Is there a possibility to use something other than pine as a mail client?  Perhaps a POP client from your home system like Eudora?
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Pardon my ignorance but, other than "forwarding" all my email (which I do to an Hotmail account) to a particular account, is there a way to read mail from a Unix machine?  I've heard of Eudora but know very little about it.
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In most cases, unix systems can/do support a protocol called POP3 (post-office protocol).  Depending on how you connect to your unix system, you should be able to run a mail client program (like Eudora but there are many others) which connects to the pop daemon on your unix mail host and retrieves the mail to your PC for viewing, printing, storing in folders, etc.
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Thanks jhance -- CRT works quite well and I've also been trying Eudora out.
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