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Dialing into OzEmail using Minicom

Note: you must have your modem set up correctly before trying this.
There is not much point using Minicom these days, because OzEmail no longer allows telnet sessions. After logging in you are now presented with a menu, the only 2 options of which are to start a PPP or a SLIP session (neither of which I have tried). However if nothing else is working, you might want to try Minicom to see whether you can log in. This will at least tell you that your modem is working and your password is correct.

Setting Up

To start, simply type minicom as root.
Type ctrl-A Z   to display the help screen, then P for communication parameters. Set them to 38400 8N1. (Choose a modem speed appropriate to your modem).
Type ctrl-A Z   O   to cOnfigure Minicom.
Select Serial port setup and set as follows:
A -    Serial Device      : /dev/modem
B - Lockfile Location     : /var/lock
C -   Callin Program      :
D -  Callout Program      :
E -    Bps/Par/Bits       : 38400 8N1
F - Hardware Flow Control : Yes
G - Software Flow Control : No
None of the other configurations should need changing. Select Save setup as dfl
Next type ctrl-A D   then select Add then Edit to fill in a Name, Number etc. When finished, it should look like this:
A -  Name                : OzEmail
B -  Number              : 62578155
C -  Dial string #       : 1
D -  Local echo          : No
E -  Script              :
F -  Username            : amcbeal
G -  Password            : ca1op3x
H -  Terminal Emulation  : ANSI
I -  Backspace key sends : Backspace
J -  Linewrap            : On 
K -  Line Settings       : Curr 8N1
L -  Conversion table    :
     Last dialed         :
     Times on            :

Dialing In

Once you have set Minicom up, simply type ctrl-A Z D and select Dial to make the connection.

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