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Use Pine to send email without a local mail server
Authored by: wgscott on Mar 17, '05 05:36:56PM

That's the point -- this makes it seamless, and possibly more secure if you aren't running pine-ssl.



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Use Pine to send email without a local mail server
Authored by: peragrin on Mar 17, '05 09:33:28PM

I can buy Secure. Pine doesn't have built in security except for pine-ssl

SMTP are the sending servers. That what you send mail out with..

Are you guys refering to POP server?

Pine can send just fine. Goto to the settings. where it says smtp server put in your smtp server. I use smtp-server.myISP.com

That's it. i can send all the mail I want from pine. it connects to my server.

Now to read mail is where the problems lie. Unless the OS X build of pine differs greatly from Linux, which it shouldn't. Reading mail gathered by other programs can be hard. The easist solution is to run your own postfix locally and lock it out from the outside world. Set Pine to leave mail in your local inbox, and then set mail.app to remove it. use Fetchmail in a damaon mode to retreive from multiple POP boxes.

That is what I did when running Linux

On OS X all my mail providers are primarily web based. So i leave them there. Less to deal with.

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Use Pine to send email without a local mail server
Authored by: wgscott on Mar 18, '05 12:14:28AM
The main point about tunneling with ssh, apart from security, is it is a convenience and enhances the functionality of pine.
If your smtp requires password authentication, having the ssh tunnel essentially allows you to bypass that, and more importantly (at least for the purposes of this hint) enables pine to work seamlessly in that instance. I just assumed all smtp servers required passwords because of the rampant spam problem.
If you want to use pine to get mail from your server, the same thing can be done with another ssh tunnel, or alternately, you can put in your server's user-domain where it says user domain under Configure and it will log you in when you go to check mail and at that point will prompt you for a password. The other thing you have to do to get that to work is to enter Setup from the Main menu and then hit L for collectionLists. When you do that you will be prompted for

Nickname : Mail
Server :
Path : mail/
View :


Change "Server" to the name of your email server and then "Path" to whatever the incoming mail file is (probably mail).
pine and pine-ssl are both easily installed with fink

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