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Getting Help With Pine
General Usage Questions
Sending and Receiving Mail
Customization and Configuration
Information for System Administrators, Developers, and the Technically Inclined
Account Conversion and Transfer
Additional Pine FAQs
1. Getting Help with Pine
1.1 What documentation is available for Pine?
1.2 Whom should I ask for help with Pine?
2. What is ...?
2.1 What is PINE?
2.1.1 What PINE Does...
2.1.2 What PINE Does Not Do...
2.2 What is PICO?
2.3 What is PILOT?
2.4 What is MIME?
2.5 What is IMAP?
2.6 What is SMTP?
2.7 What is POP3?
3. Pine Bugs
3.1 Policy on Bugs
3.2 Why does Pine hang when I read a certain message? When I look at the message, I see that it has a Content-Location header.
4. Error Messages
4.1 What does "Folder Format Invalidated..." mean?
4.2 What happens when two Pine sessions access the same mailbox at the same time?
4.3 What does the message "locked, override in _XXX_ sec" mean?
4.4 What are the messages with the subject DON'T DELETE THIS MESSAGE--FOLDER INTERNAL DATA about?
4.4.1 What does the quell-folder-internal-msg feature do?
4.5 Why do I get the message "Invalid base64 string" when I try to authenticate to a Cyrus server?
5. General Usage Questions
5.1 Pine seems to ignore some of my command keystrokes - why?
5.2 Why are certain commands not available?
5.3 What are these .pine-debug files for?
5.3.1 Can I delete the .pine-debug files?
5.3.2 How do I change the number of .pine-debug files kept or prevent the .pine-debug files from being created?
5.4 Why does Pine repeatedly ask for my password after my intitial login?
5.5 Why is it that I have to exit and reopen Pine in order to receive new mail?
5.6 How do I do operations on multiple messages? (or, How do I use Pine's aggregate commands?)
5.7 Does Pine block messages?
5.8 Can I create directories to store Pine folders?
6. Sending and Receiving Mail
6.1 How do I send a message to multiple recipients without showing all their names?
6.2 Can I get a "return-receipt" when sending a message with Pine?
6.3 Can I eliminate the @host.domain from local addresses?
6.4 How can I tell immediately whether I have received new mail?
7.1 How do I attach a file in Pine?
7.2 Why does Pine encode text attachments?
7.2.1 How can I send a text file without it being encoded?
7.2.2 Why does Pine use Base64 instead of UUencode?
7.3 How do I convert a Sun Mailtool attachment to MIME format?
7.4 How do I decode an attachment in a message I received that is in BinHex or UUencoded format?
7.5 How can someone without Pine decipher an attachment to a message I send?
7.6 How can I delete attachments?
7.7 Why doesn't "attached-to-ansi" printing work?
8. Usenet Newsreading
8.1 How can I use Pine for reading and posting Internet News?
8.2 How can I sort newsgroups by thread?
8.3 How do I mark all messages in a newsgroup as "read" or "deleted"?
8.4 How do I bring back (undelete) news messages I have deleted?
9. Customization and Configuration
9.1 Where does Pine look for configuration information?
9.1.1 How can I get a fresh copy of my Pine configuration file?
9.2 Can I customize Pine on a per folder basis?
9.3 Can Pine be used with a POP server?
9.4 Why does my message index show
9.5 How do I change my 'From:' line?
9.6 How do I define my own headers like Reply-To and Organization?
9.7 How can I have a signature automatically appended to my mail messages?
9.8 Can I reduce the frequent prompting to confirm an operation?
9.9 How can I filter messages into different incoming folders?
9.10 How do I control what is displayed in the FOLDER INDEX screen?
9.11 How can I control association of MIME-attachments with applications and filenames?
9.12 How can I read a ROT13 encoded message?
9.13 How can I make Pine work with a Wyse 60 terminal?
9.14 Does Pine offer color support?
9.15 How can I perform spell checking with PC-Pine for Windows?
10. Legal Issues
10.1 Is Pine Open Source?
10.2 Weren't earlier Pine licenses less restrictive regarding redisribution of modified versions?
10.3 Can patch files be distributed by Pine users?
11. Information for Systems Administrators, Developers, and the Technically Inclined
11.1 Can we use Pine/Pico/Pilot source code in commercial products?
11.2 What are the advantages of the various mailbox formats Pine supports?
11.3 Can Kerberos authentication be used with Pine?
11.4 How does folder locking work?
11.5 Where does Pine create lockfiles, and what should that directory's permissions be?
11.6 Why does Pine have problems with my filter's locking?
11.7 Why doesn't Pine recognize Content-Length header field?
11.8 How do I configure Pine to not leave mail in /usr/spool/mail?
11.9 Why did my messages disappear after I ran Pine? I can still see them in Pine, but not with any other program (e.g. my ISP's POP server).
11.10 Why do I get the message "Unparsable Date" when I read messages?
11.11 Why can't I compile Pine under SCO unix?
11.12 How can I set up Pine for rimap under Solaris 2.4 and NIS+?
11.13 What do I need to do when compiling Pine to let users change their ``From:'' line?
11.14 Where is the .pine-debug setting set at compile-time?
11.15 What do I need to do to configure specific servers for use with Pine?
11.16 What do I need to know about Pine file locking and what does the "mailbox vulnerable" error mean?
11.17 How do I convert mh to mbx folders?
12. Account Conversion and Transfer
12.1 How do I transfer messages from Pine on a Unix host to my PC?
12.2 How can I have all future messages sent to me automatically forwarded to another account?
12.3 "How can I forward messages I have already saved in Pine to another account?
12.3.1 While I'm transferring my messages ... how do I transfer my email addressbook?
12.4 How do I convert Berkeley Mail aliases to Pine Addressbook?
12.5 How do I convert Elm aliases to Pine Addressbook?
12.6 How do I convert from Pine Address Book to/from the equivalents in Eudora, Netscape, Pegasus, ... ?
12.7 How do I convert my Pine addressbook file to Mutt alias format?
13.1 General Pine Security
13.2 How do I get a secure version of PC-Pine?
13.3 Is there a "remote exploit" bug in Pine's handling of mailcap entries?
13.4 Can I get a virus through email?
13.5 What should I do if I receive email about a computer virus?
13.6 On Win2k, why do I get errors when trying to validate my host name?
14. Pine Development
14.1 What is the latest version of Pine, and what's new in it?
14.2 When is the next release of Pine scheduled?
14.3 What are the results of the anonymous messages sent to the UW for tallying?
15. Additional Pine FAQs
15.1 Are there other Pine FAQs available?
15.2 Can I contribute to these FAQs?
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