Guides to IMT's Mac Software
General Internet Guides for Macintosh
Netscape and the World Wide Web
Netscape and File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Netscape and Usenet Newsgroups
Additional Macintosh Software
Internet Montana Macintosh Software Upgrade
I was a Mac novice when I first wrote this section.. And after many years of using Windows, I found it pretty neat to be able to spend a lot of time on a Macintosh learning an entirely new system (thanks to Internet Montana). As part of this learning process, I welcome your comments or suggestions. By pressing the hypertext link at the end of this page you can send an email comment or even flame me using your Netscape browser.
Be sure to check your email address. If you did not enter your address when you installed your browser, the mail will not work. The address must be entered under Preferences, mail by proxy, if using Netscape.
MacTCP FAQThe key to making your PPP connection to the Internet is the MacTCP software. And problems with connections often relate to this software in one way or another. This is a good guide on the software, answering the most frequent questions about it.
A Guide to the Eudora Mail Package An excellent online guide from Staffordship University School of Computing and Qualcomm. And believe it or not, a new Usenet group is forming to allow people to discuss the wonders of Eudora email. It will be called comp.mail.eudora. Stay tuned.
Through the use of email, you can instantaneously send electronic mail to the far sides of the globe. You can also use email to receive subscriptions to publications or even subscribe to discussion groups on topics that interest you. Search the "list of lists" and select a group that you like. Address an email request to subscribe by addressing a message to listserv@domain where the@domain are the letters that follow the listserv name. Leave the subject line blank and put in the body the message "subscribe your name" without the quotation marks and putting in your first and last name. Listservs are computers so it will quickly return a message acknowledging your request .Some listservs want email addresses rather than names in the body so it will bounce your note and you will have to send another with "subscribe username" in the body. Do not send the subscribe note to the actual listserv address, i.e. group-l@domain. It would go to the entire duscussion group rather than to the list subscriber.
List discussion groups Postings on subscribed groups are automatically sent to youremail address. Use this index to review the "list of lists."
Listserv search engine - run a search oflist discussion groups using a keyword.
NetscapeFAQ If you are using the Netscape browser, you are never too far from a link to Netscape's homepages where you can get guides or even news on the latest releases.
And as you will see below, Netscape can handle most Internet functions. Once you learn the basics, you can use this software to access the World Wide Web, Usenet newsgroups, FTP and Gopher sites, andmore. Netscape even does email although it is considerably limited in that area.
World Wide Web FAQ A general guide to the World Wide Web. Learn what the term URL means.
FTP sites and other information Select this link and you will be taken to a website that not only has a FAQ on FTP but also has FTP site lists. These lists are available by site or by file listings. Select the file lists to find a topic of interest. Many of the topics may seem to be in a foreign language, but if you muddle through, you should find a site worth checking out. Once there, you will find further help in the readme or index files.
Search for Usenet newsgroupsThis link will allow you to search for Usenet newsgroups by topic.
Search Usenet and Listserv groups For the truly adventurous Internet traveler, try this search engine that will search Usenet groups and Listservs (see the email section for details) for your topic of interest.
Usenet Frequently Asked Questions
Telnet allows you to access other computer systems, in particular,libraries and bulletin board systems. Again, there are many help guides on this topic for the Macintosh.
How to access computer systems from your Macintosh using telnet Although this general guide will give you an indication of what telnet is and how you use it, you will quicky realize that you need the telnet software. .
NCSA Telnet software Click here for a link to get NCSA Telnet.
The most thorough directory for telnet addresses is a program called Hytelnet. The most recent version, 6.9, can be downloaded or you can access it through the World Wide Web. Although it is a handy program, storing it on your computer will take 2 megs of space. It also takes a lttle time to get used to its workings.
Additional information on Hytelnet This link will explain more on Hytelnet and also provides a FTP link to acquire the program if the introduction does not discourage you further.
Hytelnet on theweb If you can't wait, access the Hytelnet directory and get addresses immediately.
If you don't like the software we provided or you have a sense of adventure, there are several libraries of Mac software available. You can add new features or experiment with other programs. I found several interesting sites including the link below.
Other Internet software for the MAC Not only can you get NCSA Telnet from this site, but you can also get FTP and Gopher software, JPEG viewers, and more. For full FTP capabilities including uploading Web pages or maintaining a personal FTPdirectory, the Fetch software for FTP is recommended.
Internet Montana has upgraded its Macintosh software to allow an easier installation. As part of this upgrade (labeled version 1.2), additional software was included in the package. Turbogopher, Anarchie, and the upgraded version of Netscape (version 1.1) were added , and the installation disk is now two disks. A new set of installation instructions were written to aid in the setup using HTML in order to combine instructions with graphics (screen displays). An addendum to this Internet guide was also prepared in order to discuss the additional software.
IMT Macintosh Setup 1.2 Simple and to the point
Mac Software Additions This page not only discusses the added software, it also provides download links for those people who signed up with Internet Montana in the old days when less software was provided.
Links to Macintosh Resources on the Web An added bonus - since I have uncovered numerous web sites dedicated to the Mac user, I patched together a webpage with hyperlinks to many of those sites.
I hope this information has proved helpful. There are tons of helpfulresources available on the Internet. The links I have provided are based onwhat I thought was most informative. If you find any links that you thinkare better or if you have any suggestions on how to make this webpage moreinformative to the new user, please email me. A handy email link isprovided below.Send comment
Copyright 1996 David Councill