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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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