[ubuntu-uk] Problems using Alpine on Ubuntu 10.04

Mark markymoo75 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 20:31:28 UTC 2011

On 13 April 2011 21:21, Prithvi <iamphate at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I was using Alpine, the text-based email client on Windows 7 for a while
> and it was working very well. I was very happy as I didn't have to use
> Outlook or Thunderbird, which really bog down my laptop.
> Today, I decided to get rid of Windows for good, and installed Ubuntu
> 10.04,
> installed and configured Alpine.
> Shockingly, the experience has been nothing short of frustrating!
> I keep getting a status message
> 'waited for x seconds for reply from server. still waiting...'
> all the time, for all my mailboxes! I never had this issue on windows!
> And, it asks me if I want to close the inbox (or connection), but doesn't
> accept any input, and keeps trying to open my inbox again, till it gives up
> and closes it by itself.
> Has anyone else been using Alpine? Have any of you guys experienced this?
> Prithvi
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I have found that Alpine handles IMAP well, have been using it for gmail for
some time.

I havent used it for POP though.

Not wanting to sound offish (because I have lost the link) Google ALPINE and
GMAIL and you will get some good info.


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