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    Pine Help

    Hi. I want to use PINE on my linux box to read/send email. I'm having problems receiving mail. My ISP provides a POP3 and SMTP server. The configuration in PINE allows you to set your smtp-server, so I have no problems sending mail. However, I see nowhere to configure a POP3 address in order for me to receive email. Where in PINE do I do this.

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    Re: Pine Help

    Hello,
    I use fetchmail to retrieve my mail from pop3 services, this will then allow pine use the mail utilities built into linux. probably not the answer you wanted, but i am not aware of any other way to get pop3 mail into pine.

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    Guest

    Re: Pine Help

    For most console-based programs, fetchmail is the only option. Use it, it's a very good and very handy tool.

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    Re: Pine Help

    Thanks. I got it after lots of fooling around with it. I finally found a tutorial that told me you needed to make a ~./fetchmailrc file; this was after wondering how the heck to get this working after compiling. Also needed to make a new account because my POP3 username was different from my Linux name - that has to match.

  5. #5

    Re: Pine Help

    Also needed to make a new account because my POP3 username was different from my Linux name - that has to match.
    You didn't have to do that.

    Why aren't you using fetchmailconf?

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    Re: Pine Help



    You didn't have to do that.

    Why aren't you using fetchmailconf?
    Eh, I dunno. Some site said the usernames had to match. *Couldn't I have just used fetchmail -u POP3_username with my regular Linux user-account. *No biggie. *The Linux box of mine is for things like this....messing around and learning.

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    Guest

    Re: Pine Help

    My .fetchmailrc:

    Code:
    set daemon 300
    poll pop.mail.yahoo.com protocol pop3 user gnuvince password xxxxx flush 
    poll pop.iquebec.com protocol pop3 user vinfoley password xxxxx fetchall

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    Re: Pine Help

    Some site said the usernames had to match.
    Stop going to that site, it's not good.

    Here's my fetchmailrc:

    Code:
    # Configuration created Mon Jan 7 16:51:12 2002 by fetchmailconf
    
    set postmaster "postmaster"
    set bouncemail
    set no spambounce
    set properties ""
    set daemon 300
    poll shawmail with proto POP3
        user 'feztaa' there with password 'xxxxxxxxxxx' is 'feztaa' here nokeep stripcr
    
    poll mail with proto POP3
        user 'fezziker' there with password 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxx' is 'feztaa' here nokeep stripcr
      user 'kingfeztaa' there with password 'xxxxxxxxxxxxx' is 'feztaa' here nokeep stripcr
    That is the contents of /etc/fetchmailrc. Notice the parts of it that say "user foo there ... is bar here" --> the usernames do not have to match, fetchmail is smarter than that.

    Here is the bootscript that I use to load fetchmail with:

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    # Begin /etc/init.d/fetchmail
    
    #
    # Include the functions declared in the /etc/init.d/functions file
    #
    
    source /etc/init.d/functions
    
    case "$1" in
        start)
            echo -n "Starting fetchmail... "
            loadproc /usr/bin/fetchmail -d 600 -f /etc/fetchmailrc
            ;;
    
        stop)
            echo -n "Stopping fetchmail... "
            killproc fetchmail
            ;;
    
        restart)
            $0 stop
            /usr/bin/sleep 1
            $0 start
            ;;
    
        status)
            statusproc fetchmail
            ;;
    
        *)
            echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart|status}"
            exit 1
            ;;
    
    esac
    
    # End /etc/init.d/fetchmail
    That won't actually work for you, though, because you don't have the /etc/init.d/functions file (and it's too long to post). If you're feeling adventurous, you can get it from the LFS website at www.linuxfromscratch.org. The important line in that script is this, though:

    Code:
    /usr/bin/fetchmail -d 600 -f /etc/fetchmailrc
    Note that this is run with root privs.

  9. #9
    Guest

    Re: Pine Help

    You could always PRETEND you're running Pine and run Pyne

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