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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