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    12= Basics – what is e-mail? 
    23 
     
    1112"gateways". 
    1213 
     14[[=#FixHeader]] 
    1315== Make up of a message header 
    1416 
     
    109111 
    110112This field should state concisely the topic of the message.  Giving 
    111 a clear and informative Subject is a mark of good style Netiquette. 
     113a clear and informative Subject is a mark of good style [[#FixNetiquette|Netiquette]]. 
    112114 
    113115{{{ 
     
    117119}}} 
    118120 
    119 These fields indicate that the message is set out in MIME format. 
     121These fields indicate that the message is set out in [[#FixMime|MIME]] format. 
    120122In this example, it contains plain text in the ISO-Latin-1 character 
    121123set and characters which cannot be represented using 7 bits are encoded 
    122124as 'Quoted-printable'. 
    123125 
     126[[=#FixProtocols]] 
    124127== Mail protocols 
    125128 
     
    129132Protocol (POP) server, where it waits until YAM downloads it to your 
    130133computer, using the POP3 (POP version 3) protocols.  The messages which 
    131 YAM sends and receives conform to the conventions set out in RFC 822 
    132 and RFC 1521 (MIME). 
     134YAM sends and receives conform to the conventions set out in RFC822 
     135and RFC1521 (MIME). 
    133136 
    134137=== Outgoing mail 
     
    160163particularly suitable for you. 
    161164 
     165[[=#FixMime]] 
    162166== What is MIME? 
    163167 
     
    184188characters for very long lines. 
    185189 
    186 Quoted-printable looks just like regular text, except when a 
     190'''Quoted-printable''' looks just like regular text, except when a 
    187191special character is used -- the special character is replaced with 
    188192a "'''='''" (dash) and two more characters that represent the (hexadecimal) 
     
    229233the most suitable utility to display an attached file. 
    230234 
     235[[=#FixPgp]] 
    231236== Encrypting with PGP 
    232237 
     
    283288 * Installing PGP 5.0i 
    284289 
     290[[=#FixNetiquette]] 
    285291== E-mail netiquette 
    286292 
     
    313319  The following are often used: 
    314320 
    315             IMHO   (in my humble opinion) 
    316             BTW    (by the way) 
    317             FYI    (for your information) 
    318             AFAIK  (as far as I know) 
    319             ASAP   (as soon as possible) 
    320             CU     (see you) 
     321            IMHO   (in my humble opinion)\\ 
     322            BTW    (by the way)\\ 
     323            FYI    (for your information)\\ 
     324            AFAIK  (as far as I know)\\ 
     325            ASAP   (as soon as possible)\\ 
     326            CU     (see you)\\ 
    321327 
    322328- Use the ;-) smiley (winky?) to denote a touch of irony which could