In order to access your e-mail through PINE or MUTT within our Department you will be required to configure/re-configure your mail client appropriately. Please contact your e-mail provider for these details.

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Suggested .pinerc settings from some of our users

personal-name=MY NAME inbox-path={} default-fcc={}INBOX.sent-mail default-saved-msg-folder={}INBOX.saved-messages postponed-folder={}INBOX.postponed-msgs folder-collections=Mail {}[INBOX.]

Suggested .muttrc settings

set imap_force_ssl=yes set imap_list_subscribed=no set folder = "imaps://" set spoolfile = "+INBOX" set postponed = "+[Gmail]/Drafts" set record= "+[Gmail]/Sent Mail" set move = no

The next line allows you to save the certificate by choosing a the first time so that it does not prompt you every time, just make sure you previously do mkdir -p ~/.mutt to create the directory to store the certificate file.
set certificate_file=~/.mutt/certificate

The next lines need to be customized to YOUR address.
set imap_user=""
set from = ""
set realname = "Your Real Name"

Please note: These are suggestions we have compiled from users and are not supported by the department. Please contact the IST HelpDesk with any e-mail support issues you may have.