Setting up your PIC Linux/Email Account

Account Setup:

  1. Click on the icon on the desktop or start menu labeled “PuTTY”
  2. Type in “laguna” in the field labeled “Host Name (or IP address)”
  3. Click Open and click Yes to accept the signature
  4. PuTTY Security Alert window might pop up (first run only)….. Click Yes
  5. Type in newuser in the field labeled “login as”
  6. Type in newuser in the field labeled “Password”
  7. Follow the instructions to set up your new password (BOL ID is what you used to login to windows). You can have a different password for your Windows and Linux accounts.
    *Note* your password will NOT show up when you type it nor will the cursor move.
    Also, if you want to backspace press CTRL-backspace.
  8. The PuTTY window will automatically close upon completion of the account

Forwarding All Future Email:

  1. Click on the PuTTY icon.
  2. Type in “laguna” in the field labeled “Host Name (or IP address)”
  3. Login using the username and password you have just setup
  4. Type echo youremail@address.com > .forward at the command prompt e.g. If wanted your email forwarded to the email address joebruin@ucla.edu, you would type the following:
    echo joebruin@ucla.edu > .forward
  5. You can verify the file is correct by typing: cat .forward
  6. Log off Linux by typing “exit”

Optional (Checking Email):

  1. Click on the icon on the desktop labeled PuTTY
  2. Type in “laguna” in the field labeled Host Name (or IP address) and click open.
  3. Type in your user name for login as: username
  4. Type in your Linux password and press enter.
    *the cursor will not move and your password or characters won’t show*
  5. Type pine at the terminal to open up the email client
  6. Press e to exit from the greeting (for first run only)
  7. Press i to view messages in your inbox.
  8. Use the arrow keys to highlight the message and press to open the message.
  9. Press f to forward the message
  10. Type your email address in the “To” field (which should already be selected)
  11. Press CTRL-X to send the message, and press ‘Y’ to confirm that you would like to send.
  12. Press ‘Q’ to exit and press ‘Y’ to confirm that you would like to exit.