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Old 12-16-2003, 10:07 PM   #1
artofluke
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configuring pine to send/receive smpt email?


Any pine users? I'm having trouble configuring PINE to send/receive email from the smpt server. My ISP is cox cable. I know the smpt server is smpt.central.cox.net, but I'm not sure what to put for inbox or the other settings...my email address is artofluke@cox.net

Right now I have inbox set as {smpt.central.cox.net/artofluke}inbox, Luke as my personal name, cox.net as my user domain, and the smpt server as smpt.central.cox.net

I think its just configured wrong totally, but when I try to mail a message it tells me that smpt.central.cox.net could not be found, and I can't receive email either...help? Thanks.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 11:13 PM   #2
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1. How about using some mail transport agent such as exim(or sendmail if you want have something more complex) to take care of sending mail and using local spool for reading mails (with getting them by using fetchmail). Then there is no need to configure any email client (they all default to this).

2. Don't use pine. It has crippled license. (see mutt instead)

That said, check your ~/.pinerc, it should contain lines something like:
smtp-server=smtp.central.cox.net
and

inbox-path={your.imap.server/imap}INBOX
or
inbox-path={your.imap.server/imap/ssl}INBOX

Also do note that the imap server is not necessarily same host as the smtp server.
 
  


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