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Alpine is a text-based email client, an open source rewrite of Pine

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How to expunge email from the Gmail "All Mail" directory over IMAP? (with Alpine e-mail)

Looking to manually save quantities of e-mail in batches so that they're deleted and expunged from Gmail to free up space. From Alpine the error message received is: [No messages expunged from folder ...
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How to read All Mail on IMAP Gmail with the Alpine / Pine e-mail client?

How is the "Incoming-Folders Collection" made to include the "all mail" IMAP folder? Currently, the ".pinerc" has the inbox as: # Path of (local or remote) INBOX, e.g. ={...
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How to set the X-Google-Original-From header in Alpine (Pine) email?

Why the random down-vote? At least say what the problem with the question is. I'm using Gmail and Alpine for e-mail with IMAP. Mail sent from Alpine has this field: X-Google-Original-From: foo <...
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How to backup Thunderbird to mbox for use with the Pine or Alpine e-mail client?

How should the mbox backup from Thunderbird show? Perhaps there's a validation tool? First screen: ALPINE 2.25 FOLDER LIST ...
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How to configure Thunderbird for local offline usage?

How would Thunderbird send such a message? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ swaks --to [email protected] --from [email protected] --server localhost === ...
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Cannot send emails via gmx.net using Alpine

When I try to send emails via gmx, I get: Mail not sent: Bad sequence of commands. Sadly the error message does not help. My config is: smtp-server=mail.gmx.net:587/tls/[email protected]
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alpine email client 2.22 gmail error BAD Client aborted AUTHENTICATE command

I'm on ubuntu 20.04 and use alpine as my email client for gmail. About a week ago I had to change the authentication method from user-password to xoauth2 due to gmail disabling secure apps (meaning I ...
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Why does alpine seemingly remove messages on exit

I have a rather strange situation. I'm running a dovecot/postfix based mail server on debian. Most of the time everyone accesses the server using IMAP from their thunderbird/outlook clients, but for ...
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How to specify the sender with the alpine e-mail client?

I seem to have run into a situation where configuring the alpine e-mail client (formerly just pine) for a specific user seems to override some configuration so that the username for the operating ...
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Alpine email client: send mail from a different server via ssh

I have suffered from important emails not being received, while I do not receive a bounce message. I wonder whether one factor in this problem is that my laptop, which sometimes has a dynamically-...
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outgoing smtp choose server based on From address

I use an email client called Alpine. Currently I start it in one of several different modes in order to specify the outgoing SMTP server based on what I'm doing, in particular the From address that I ...
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How to setup remote config in Alpine?

I use Alpine to read Gmail. I have several Linux machines that I login to and I'd like to use Alpine Remote Config so all settings can be downloaded to the machine I'm running Alpine on and ...
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How to import Gmail contacts to Alpine?

I tried the solutions provided here, but they didn't worked. In particular, google.py gives me this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "google.py", line 9, in <module> for ...
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Is it possible to alternate between from addresses on alpine?

I added a few from addresses in Customized headers in Alpine's configuration, that allows me to edit the From field when composing email. Now I'm just writing them myself and I wonder whether there ...
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Alpine failed to connect to port 587

I have smtp-server=mail.domain1.tld:587/[email protected]/ssl in my .pinerc. When I try to send, alpine 2.21 complains SSL negotiation failed and suggests that I add 'notls' to the server name. ...
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How to move Alpine mail on a different machine on Ubuntu?

I have to move my Alpine account/mail/address book from an old pc to a newer one. I'm searching through the documentation and can't find useful informations about this. As Alpine is installed to the ...
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how to install alpine on CentOS with Yum?

How do I update/refresh or add repos to Yum to install the alpine mail client? thufir@arrakis:~ $ thufir@arrakis:~ $ ll /etc/yum.repos.d/ total 20 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2139 Sep 28 2013 CentOS-...
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how to configure alpine to list all remote IMAP folders together?

This may be tangential to gmail usage; I registered a domain with gandi.net and want to access that e-mail with IMAP. While I can edit this directly from .pinerc I cannot find this setting through M ...
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alpine refuses to save imap password

I have compiled alpine 2.20 with option --with-passfile=/home/fuji/.alpine.pwd and when I type the imap password of gmail, I get my mails but when it comes to save the password, i get the following ...
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pine (Alpine) with GMail 2-step Authentication enabled?

I always get a message: IMAP Authentication canceled And then: Retrying plain authentication after [ALERT] application-specific When I look at my google security settings I can't find any option ...
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Postfix as a MTA, and not being able to receive e-mail

I'm using postfix and I get the following log entry: Transcript of session follows. Out: 220 catch22bbs.com ESMTP In: EHLO mail-it0-f43.google.com Out: 250-catch22bbs.com Out: 250-PIPELINING ...
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How do I cancel an operation in alpine email client?

Occasionally when I'm doing something in alpine, I'll forget and do the wrong thing (like open up my gmail folder when I meant to open my other IMAP account). Then I have to wait for a few seconds ...
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How to force use SMTP servers in Alpine?

Does anybody know how to force Alpine to use a particular SMTP server from the config list? It seems to choose the first server in the SMTP list in config, but I want to be able to choose the SMTP ...
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How to configure Alpine to use an alternate editor on Mac OS X?

I'm considering using Alpine on OS X (Yosemite). I have most things configured, but I want to be able to use a GUI text editor (specifically OS X's TextEdit) as the Alpine alternative editor, so that ...
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Alpine: work with some e-mails

How can I setup alpine to use more than one mail address? That SMTP Server parameter in config looks like an global. Can someone help me? NOTE: At least for both e-mails on the same server. Thanks.
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Using Evince instead of Okular for Alpine (MIME configuration for PDF viewers)

Within Alpine, if I hit enter on a PDF attachment, my system brings up Okular. I would prefer if it brought up Evince, because that's the PDF viewer I normally use. How can I do that? This is clearly ...
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Alpine using localhost address

I'm having a hard time figuring out what's going on with my setup, first there's no problem with the imap part as I can see my email, but when I try to send a message I get this error: [Mail not sent....
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How do I view the entire raw message in alpine?

I am fiddling around with S/MIME emails (sent from https://ttpedge.sitenv.org/ttp/#/hisp/smtp). I want to view the entire email, but when I export the message I get this: From wwerner@transport-...
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How do I delay/schedule sending a message in alpine (/realpine/pine)?

I want to send out my email(s) on Monday morning, not now. Is there a plugin / modification (or feature) for alpine to let me schedule when a message gets sent? I use an smtp service on my campus. If ...
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How can I hide the command list in Alpine?

I run Alpine across SSH on my phone which has a fairly limited screen size. The only issue that I have is the command list at the bottom takes up valuable screen real estate. Is there any way that I ...
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How do I set up alpine to read local Unix generated mail

Linux delivers mail to home directory: /home/linker/Maildir under which are 3 directories new, cur, tmp. When I type mail I get mail: /home/linker/Maildir/: Is a directory, which is not useful. I ...
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Why doesn't Alpine's viewer command work within GNU screen and how can I fix it?

When I run the viewer command in alpine from within GNU screen it tells me "viewer command completed" but it doesn't actually bring up Lynx (or any other viewer). I even tried writing my own ...
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GNU screen color and pine

I use GNU screen to run pine mail reader. I use external aspell to do spellchecking for the e-mails I sent. The problem is that when aspell finishes, pine restores the old content of the terminal, but ...
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alpine failed to connect to smtp.gmail.com

When I try to send email from alpine I get the following error: Error sending: connection failed to gmail-smtp... (The message disappear before I have the time to copy it). I suspect this is a ...
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How do I setup Alpine to connect my Gmail account using IMAP?

I am using FreeBSD 8.1 and just installed Alpine email client. I wonder if anybody knows how to setup Alpine to get mail from a Gmail account using IMAP.
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How can I customize new mail notification in alpine?

I use alpine as my primary mail reader. While I spend most of my day in the terminal or Emacs, it would still be nice to get pretty notification of new mail using notify-bin. Is there any way I can ...
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