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Old 09-29-2010, 04:16 AM   #1
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gmail folders in alpine

In my gmail a/c I have severel folders.....each with different label.
while I configured alpine, I give the path as directed in several know-how in internet and only INBOX is there, with sent mail and saved other folders.
# Over-rides your full name from Unix password file. Required for PC-Alpine.

# Sets domain part of From: and local addresses in outgoing mail.

# List of SMTP servers for sending mail. If blank: Unix Alpine uses sendmail.

# NNTP server for posting news. Also sets news-collections for news reading.

# Path of (local or remote) INBOX, e.g. ={}inbox
# Normal Unix default is the local INBOX (usually /usr/spool/mail/$USER).
inbox-path={<My User Id>}inbox

# List of folder pairs; the first indicates a folder to archive, and the
# second indicates the folder read messages in the first should
# be moved to.

# List of folders, assumed to be in first folder collection,
# offered for pruning each month. For example: mumble

# Over-rides default path for sent-mail folder, e.g. =old-mail (using first
# folder collection dir) or ={host2}sent-mail or ="" (to suppress saving).
# Default: sent-mail (Unix) or SENTMAIL.MTX (PC) in default folder collection.
where i have messed the things?
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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Create a clean pinerc file:

pine -pinerc

Backup the clean file for diffing:


Modify the entries per the following document:

Use the modified file separately:

pine -P

I am able to run Alpine, press "L" for Folder List, and I have two options:

Incoming Message Folders
Folders on in home directo

When I select the second option, all of my folders appear:

Folders on in home directory

INBOX/ Personal[/] Receipts[/] Travel[/] Work[/] [Gmail]/

The only differences between the default/clean pinerc.conf and the working configuration file are the following seven lines. They may wrap here, but each line needs to be all on one line:

inbox-path={}INBOX {}

folder-collections="" {}[]

Please let me know if this works for you, and I hope this helps!


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