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Configuring pine to read CalMail

After July 1st, 2009, department users can continue to use pine to send e-mail through the astronomy server. Access to local mail folders in ~/Mail will also be unchanged. However, incoming mail will be on the CalMail server. [Click here if you need to create a CalMail account.] Here are the lines that you will need to have in your ~/.pinerc file in order to read incoming mail from CalMail. Use your favorite text editor to make the changes.

.pinerc

user-domain=astro.berkeley.edu

smtp-server=astro.berkeley.edu/novalidate-cert

inbox-path={calmail.berkeley.edu/ssl/user=cm_username}inbox


        where cm_username is the user name for the CalMail account to be read

When you start up pine, you will be prompted to enter your CalMail account password before your can access your INBOX.

CalMail Folders

If you wish to use pine to view the folders on the CalMail server—.e.g., the spam folder—in addition to your local astro mail folders, modify the folder-collections setting in your .pinerc file as shown:

folder-collections=Mail/[],
   "CalMail" {calmail.berkeley.edu/ssl/user=cm_username}[]


        where cm_username is the user name for the CalMail account to be read, and where the second line is indented with a TAB character.

One can also add this configuration from within pine using Setup>collectionList>addCollection.




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