Date of Award


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Thesis (Undergraduate)

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Department of Computer Science


This paper describes a Macintosh application which acts as a front-end to Unix mail. Features of the Macintosh interface such as icons, menus, and windows replace the command driven interface. Complicated editing commands are replaced with mouse selection and cut, copy, and paste. Message can be composed of text, pictures, and any Macintosh file, because they are encoded into plain text, sent through the mail system,and then unencoded by the receiving end. The designs of the mail server and communications interface are such that mail servers and communications other than Unix mail and a serial line may be easily implemented.


Originally posted in the Dartmouth College Computer Science Technical Report Series, number PCS-TR86-135.