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Configure Pine for Linux

Note: Advanced users familiar with UNIX-based operating systems may like the Pine text-based email client. If you are mainly a Windows or Macintosh user, however, you may prefer other email clients.

Procedure

FieldValue
Import MH settingsNO
Access methodIMAP
Mail server hostimap.srv.cs.cmu.edu [default]
User on mail server<your SCS user ID> [default]
Mailbox on mail serverINBOX [default]
Set up MH foldersNO
Set up Andrew bboardsNO

Initial setup

When you first run Pine, it will ask you a series of questions and store your answers in ~/.pinerc, a file in your home directory. To reconfigure Pine with different settings, simply rename or remove .pinerc and run Pine again, entering new settings when prompted.

The table at right summarizes typical values that direct Pine to access your incoming messages via the SCS Corvid mail system.

Displaying subfolders

Pine displays only your inbox by default. To see all subfolders, edit the .pinerc file in your home directory as follows:
  • Using your favorite text editor, open ~/.pinerc and find the "folder-collections" line,
    by default: folder-collections=
  • Edit that line to:
    folder-collections={imap.srv.cs.cmu.edu/imap/user=<userID>}INBOX.[*]
    where <userID> is your SCS user ID
Congratulations! You've successfully configured the Pine email client to read your SCS email. If you encounter problems or have questions, contact <help@cs.cmu.edu> or call the SCS Help Desk, x8-4231.