pine 3.90 as a POP client

pine 3.90 as a POP client

Post by Julian M. Gordo » Fri, 19 Jan 1996 04:00:00



I was wondering if pine 3.90 could be used as a POP client?

If you're interested, here are the results of my investigations:
My answer at this point would be NO, as when I try
        incoming-folders= {mail.bnbcomp.net/pop}jewels
in my pinerc.
I get:
        [Can't open mailbox {mail.bnbcomp.net/pop}jewels: invalid remote
        specification]
The "invalid ..." says it all.

What I am less clear about is whether IMAP is a superset of POP, and
then I would assume that IMAP would be backward compatible.
But this might be true for the server, not for the client..
So I try:
        incoming-folders= {mail.bnbcomp.net/imap}jewels
I get
        [Can't connect to branwyn.bnbcomp.NET,143: Connection refused]
Same for
        incoming-folders= {mail.bnbcomp.net}jewels
Upon doing some digging, I come to the conclusion that 143 is the tcp
port for the IMAP protocol and that my server does not have an IMAP  
server.

I posted my question on comp.mail.pine, and received two answers,
one was off-base, the other gave me the idea to use incoming-folders.

Thanks for any help you can give me,

Julian Gordon.

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pine 3.90 as a POP client

Post by Ashok Aiy » Mon, 22 Jan 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>I was wondering if pine 3.90 could be used as a POP client?

>If you're interested, here are the results of my investigations:
>My answer at this point would be NO, as when I try
>    incoming-folders= {mail.bnbcomp.net/pop}jewels
>in my pinerc.
>I get:
>    [Can't open mailbox {mail.bnbcomp.net/pop}jewels: invalid remote
>    specification]

I do not recall if 3.90 could be used to access a pop3 mailbox.  I do not
know that 3.91 can (albeit this is not supported by Pine developers).

In either event, the syntax above is incorrect.  You may wish to
try "incoming-folders=jewels{mail.bnbcomp.net/pop3}"

Later,
Ashok
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