Re: Can you merge Pines?
- From: Beartooth <beartooth@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 15:21:11 -0500
On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 07:27:46 +0000, NM Public wrote:
Before I try to answer your questions Beartooth, could you please post
your pinerc file(s), either here or on the Net somewhere (and then post
the URL here). I will use the information in it to make a suggestion for
how you can become an all IMAP all the time person.
I don't have a web site, and that seems a mighty long file; do you really
want the whole thing, or are there sizeable parts of it that I can excise?
This will probably involve using:
* a Pine maildrop folder to periodically automatically move your
POP3 mail to your IMAP server
* making sure that your IMAP server is your Pine "primary folder
* describe how to move your pinerc and address book to your IMAP
* give you a pine alias that you should put on all your machines
(local and remote) to launch pine
I'm sure all the jargon is in your excellent FAQ; I'll start looking it
I use dial-up access too and it is not a problem. Pine is excellent at
dealing with IMAP over a slow connection.
Pine is, yes, but I'm not.
It was probably a mistaken oversimplification on my part to describe
Ddave's machines at Lserv as my ISP; he runs a business, but not an ISP
He lets me have an account there, behind his spam filters, out of the
goodness of his heart, because we first met on the old spam-L, 99% of
whose traffic was and remains beyond me, at a time when I had vast
bandwith. I could often forward spams to the list so fast that the far
more knowledgeable subscribers could alert the spammers' ISPs, and get
them shut down, while they were still spamming. We all took considerable
glee in that.
When I first retired, and discovered how inferior anything you could run
on Windows was (even PC-Pine imnsho), I soon found a second ISP,
radix.net, that ran linux; so I could telnet into it and run pine there.
(I'm the guy who took up linux, going on ten years ago, primarily to run
pine.) Then when my wife also retired and we moved, I found no such ISP
where we live now.
Meanwhile, telnet had become unsafe. So my only access to my real email is
over ssh: I couldn't use a phone modem even if I were willing (and I'm
not; even Adelphia is better than dialup, and I use the difference heavily).
Be aware that you will no longer have access to your mail when you are
disconnected. If this will not work for you, then let me know now.
<sigh> That sounds like a point that struck me in the night. There are
times when I get cut off from Lserv altogether, usually by some fault of
adelphia's, but sometimes by a problem on the other end. When that
happens, my recourse is to email Ddave from my adelphia account; so I need
to be able to keep my access to it, even if I seldom use it.
I bet that puts the kibosh on the whole thing, doesn't it?
Beartooth Staffwright, Hunter by Birth,
Not Quite Clueless Fedora Power User
by God's Grace, Linux's, and the Net's
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