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Old 04-24-2003, 05:18 PM   #1
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Configuring pine and fetchmail


Today I decided to modify my system to boot to runlevel 3 instead of 5. I installed Lynx and Pine, so that I can check my email or look something up on the Net quickly, without having to wait for X to load, and then Mozilla to load too.

I want to make it so that Pine will let me read the messages on the University's server <mail.msstate.edu>. However, I want it to leave the messages on the server, so that if there is something I need to save, I can download it with Mozilla Mail and deal with it. So I guess what I want to do is setup Fetchmail to log into the server and copy the messages into my mail folder, then use Pine to read them.

Can this be done?
 
Old 04-25-2003, 04:27 AM   #2
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Easiest bet is to run 'fetchmailconf' and setup your mail connections. Make sure you tell it to leave the mail on the server. Then you can get your mail with either pine or mutt.
 
Old 04-25-2003, 11:10 AM   #3
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Actually you don't need to set up fetchmail. You could just use pine in pop mode (it does stand for Pop Imap Nntp Esmtp). The trick is to go into pine>setup>config and then set the inbox-path= to something along the lines shown here:
http://www.ii.com/internet/messaging/pine/pc/#pop

Obviously, doing it this way stops you from using fetchmail and therefore, procmail, spamassassin and vipul's razor for spam filtering/reporting and mail sorting.

HTH

Alex
 
Old 04-25-2003, 02:00 PM   #4
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OK, thanks, will try fetchmailconf.
 
Old 04-25-2003, 02:11 PM   #5
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I think Mutt is nicer than Pine and easy to configure:
http://mutt.blackfish.org.uk/
 
Old 04-26-2003, 05:50 PM   #6
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AHA!!!! lets start a mutt vs. pine flame war. We had flames on pretty much everything else. Don't think we've had one over this yet have we?



Alex
 
Old 04-26-2003, 05:54 PM   #7
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Pine, because it was made in WA (the state I currently live in) is better.

Cool
 
Old 04-26-2003, 06:01 PM   #8
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Hey Master C, what is that for a reason ?
I vote Mutt because they were a great band in the sixties !

Bruno
 
Old 04-26-2003, 06:02 PM   #9
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And for a definitive list of reasons for the greatness of pine

http://www.ii.com/internet/messaging/pine/#why

Alex

P.S. okay we best stop this before we start a true flame war!
 
  


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