: is there any product like eudora (windows) 4 linux available?
: when i'm using pine i can send mail over a slip connection to
: the smtp-server of my internet provider but i cannot request
: it with pine. so is there a product available or do i have to
: work with smail/sendmail?
IMHO, Pine and elm are better than Eudora.
When you connect your linux box via slip, the box then becomes a node on
the network. Eudora did two things - read/send mail and fetch mail -
where elm and pine do only one - read and send mail.
Fortunately, Linux comes with a small program called popclient, which
fetches your mail using either POP2 or POP3 protocol (ask your ISP about
POP). Unfortunately, popclient is not bug-free, so several parameters
which should be defaults must be set or you WILL lose mail. My popclient
command line looks something like this:
popclient -3v -u kd6ozk -p *** -f /usr/spool/mail/kd6ozk
-o /usr/spool/mail/root mail.cts.com
where -3 says use POP3 protocol,
v is verbose results,
-u kd6ozk is my POP username (not SLIP, more likely a shell ID)
-p *** is my POP password (deleted here, normally readable)
-f is the remote mail file to read from
-o is the local mail file to write to
mail.cts.com is my POP server
Use man popclient for more information.
You can create a cron file for popclient so that it repeatedly checks for
mail, downloading as necessary. Use man crontab for more information.