Solaris Transition Guide

Using Mail

The SunOS release 4 mail programs are different in the Solaris 7 operating environment; however, procedures for setting up mail are still the same. The SunOS release 4 version of mail is included in the SunOS/BSD Source Compatibility Package. Its user interface is different from the Solaris 7 operating environment's version of mail. Additionally, some useful mail facilities are included for compatibility.

In the Solaris 7 operating environment, there are three programs for sending and retrieving your mail. All three are backward compatible and can be used to read your SunOS release 4 mail. They are:

For a complete discussion of all Solaris 7 mail programs, see Mail Administration Guide.