# How do I set my backspace key?

Sometimes you may get the ^? character when hitting the backspace key.
There are several different ways to set your backspace key when this happens

1. Type CTRL-h instead of using backspace

2. Since backspace works at the command line, you will can set it using the following:

At command line, type:

CTRL-V and the backspace character

You should see something like:

stty erase ^?

The next time you run mail, it should take the change. However, when you log out, the backspace will be re-set.