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Old 09-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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Talking check email in terminal


hi all,
i'm a new linux user, so my question is how can i ceck my email account in terminal, just using comand line?
 
Old 09-02-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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The are a number of command line e-mail clients: alpine and mutt being just two of many examples (I believe even emacs can be used, but I'm a vi person :-D). You should install a few with your distro's package manager (most have a way to search for packages, so you can search for "mail client") and then try to configure them and decide which one you like best.

Since you appear to be using Ubuntu, you can do something like "sudo aptitude install alpine" to install the alpine CLI mail client.
 
Old 09-03-2012, 02:17 AM   #3
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thanks you but can you please post me a guide for configure alpine? I've got a hotmail account, is it possible configure it?
 
Old 09-03-2012, 02:37 AM   #4
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I don't know because I don't use hotmail. Do they sipport accessing your e-mail via POP3 or IMAP? If not, you may be out of luck...
 
Old 09-03-2012, 03:18 AM   #5
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how can I check if it support POP3 or IMAP?
 
Old 09-03-2012, 04:42 AM   #6
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There's a script or package out there called GOTMAIL, specifically done for accessing hotmail and other webmail accounts.

http://www.gotmail.jp/eng/
 
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