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Date:      Sat, 2 Dec 1995 22:02:33 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Donald Burr <>
Cc:        "Jonathan M. Bresler" <>,, "Jonathan M. Bresler" <jmb@kryten.Atinc.COM>
Subject:   Re: pop client
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.91.951202190621.830A-100000@ncc-1701-d>

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Sorry jmb if you get this multiple times.  

> > >Pine's remote folder support uses "imap" which may not be supported on 
> > >all systems.  imap also doesn't work very well on very busy systems.  
> Actually, pine (at least, 3.91) does support reading remote mail using 
> pop3.  Add this in your .pinerc

I did not know that.  Thanks a bunch for the info!

> incoming-folders=INBOX_netcom {}
>                  ^^^^^^^^^^^^  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>                       |                |
>                       (1)              (2)
> (1) = set this to be the name that you want this "mailbox" to appear as
> (2) = set this to the hostname/IP address of your pop3 server

Appears to work great calling Qualcomm's pop3d server located on a Sparc. 

> It'll ask you for your username and password, when you read mail.  Your 
> UNIX login name on your FreeBSD box must be the same as the account you 
> have on the POP server.

Well, it can be different (note you can edit the username, like with 
imap), but it's not recommended since you get to backspace out and retype 
your username every time.

> It seems to me, though, that the POP3 may not be working right (?) -- I 
> get a lot of erorr messages when ever I try to use it, but maybe it's due 
> to Netcom's stupid POP server(?)  

I'd tend to believe this one.  :)

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet: | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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