loggin in

to your email

add an account in your email client and punch in these details:

protocol hostname port security
IMAP mail.pronounmail.com 993 SSL/TLS
SMTP mail.pronounmail.com 465 SSL/TLS

your username is your full email address (e.g., leah@pronounmail.com) and your password is. uh. your password.

to the shell

tl;dr: ssh into <your username>@pronounmail.com

your account comes with access to a secure shell, as well as a folder within that gets served over the world wide web.

to get started, you need to crack open a shell session on your computer. the way you do this depends on how your computer is:


open Windows PowerShell (windows 10) or Windows Terminal (windows 11).

mac os

open Terminal from the finder (or launchpad (or spotlight)).

lin icks

open Console (GNOME (sometimes)), Konsole (KDE) or Terminal (mostly everything else).

after you've done that, enter ssh <username>@pronounmail.com in the window that appears.

when you connect for the first time, you'll be asked whether you trust the server's fingerprint; if it matches SHA256:cptixC1TZsYtxp/ExVY/A8aYSqEi2twY83xX42Nw2pc, you can say yes.

type in your password when prompted, and you should be presented with something like this:

Linux ttc.gay 6.1.0-20-cloud-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 6.1.85-1 
(2024-04-11) x86_64

check out the wiki for tips and tricks and so on!!!!!

Last login: Mon Apr 15 12:26:32 2024 from
Welcome to fish, the friendly interactive shell
Type help for instructions on how to use fish
leah@ttc ~> 

this is your shell!! you can type commands at the prompt and the computer will do the things you tell it to. try typing ls and hitting enter to list all the files in your home folder.

further reading

here's how to use the shell. it might be wise to set up an SSH key (for security).

tip! press ctrl + d or type "exit" at the prompt to exit the ssh session.