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Re: mail client question?

hi karen.

On Tue, 24 Jun 2014, Karen Lewellen wrote:
greetings folks,
My nonprofit organization has a hosting account with dream host.
As a part of the account we get a shell platform, text based
fortunately for me.  Because dreamhost uses debian for its accounts,
the shell options offered are taken from debian squeeze.  They are
changing over to Ubintu because of unhappiness with wheezy.  still
our account has not been changed yet.  That is why I am asking the
question below here.

i wonder if some of these questions might be better directed to
dreamhost.  or, at least, additionally directed there.  just an idea.

Dreamhost provides alpine as a mail client on the shell.  I am a bit
aware of its function, we have it here at shellworld.  We also still
have pine though, which I admit I much prefer especially after my
experiences working with our office mail.

I have two different questions.

First alpine keeps freezing while I am in my inbox claiming that the
mail folder is closed due to access issues.
<snipped stuff about ssl/tls>

For reasons that seem to be really confusing the alpine program, dreamhost tech support decided to add an imap structure. The most noticeable difference is that folders I require and that are standard with alpine are missing...like the sent messages one. Alpine is looking for where to place these things without success.

one thing you could try:

go to alpine's main menu, and then select

 setup > config

and then search ('W') for 'imap', which should find an option like this:

 [ ]  Compensate for Deficient IMAP servers

read the help screen associated with that option (probably need to hit
the '?' key).  it looks like it might be what you are looking for.

hope this helps.  good luck.


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