Re: [Evolution] Pine

Because it's an excellent host-based *text-mode* mail client.

10-15 years ago, "green-screen" terminals ruled the non-PC Universe,
and Pine was the top dog mail reader.

Taking into consideration that I have IMAP on my PC, and fetchmail
automatically grabs my email every 6 minutes and feeds it to Postfix,
which spam-filters it and then drops it into the various IMAP folders,
here's when I'd use Pine in 2005...

  If I had to ssh into my machine from a remote system.

Of course, Evolution is *fat*, Pine is very light-weight, there
are people who need a light-weight mailer, and then there are people
who just like Pine, having used it for so long.

And then there are those who enjoy being anachronistic.

On Sat, 2005-12-03 at 18:02 +0000, Paddy Hackett wrote:
Thanks a million Ron. However why then is Pine used and even advocated.
I know at several people who prefer and use Pine.
Paddy Hackett
On Sat, 2005-12-03 at 11:50 -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
On Sat, 2005-12-03 at 17:23 +0000, Paddy Hackett wrote:
What is the advantage, if any, of Evolution over Pine.

It's easier to configure.

It's got an integrated calendar.

It's got integrated task lists.

It can attach to Lotus Notes and MS Exchange servers.

It can create HTML mail!  (Well, ok, that's a negative...)

                                                 How do I get pine
to receive mail rather than just send it

Google for the answer, and then ask the *pine* mailing list.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA

"Cocaine isn't habit forming. I should know - I've been using it
for years."
Tallulah Bankhead

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