Help knowing what to look for

Ping songpingemail at
Sun Nov 11 10:25:53 UTC 2012

how about mutt?

On Nov 10, 2012, at 10:13 AM, Linda <haniganwork at> wrote:

> I know what I would like to do, but am not smart enough to know what I need to look for to figure out how to do it. I'm hoping someone on the list can help me.
> So here is the scenerio
> I have a network that I occasionally access via dial in connection. Most of the work is text based so I can dial in via ckermit and if I need to work directly on a different machine then the one that answers the phone I can shh to any machine on the network from that machine.
> However I sometimes need to access email on the imap server and on rare occasions it nice if some other people can access the email via dail in from a windows Machine. With 10.04 LTS I had it set up so you could call as a specific user with kppp it would start pppd. Forwarding was turned on so user would set the route and thunderbird could then pickup mail from the imap server a very slow process but it worked in a pinch and was more convient and faster than spending an hour driving back and forth.
> Currently I have the pppd connection working for the dial in machine. I can view its cups administration via the browser by entering the ip-address or the machine name. I can ssh to it via command line the same way. However any attempt to do anything on the machine with the imap server times out, and although I don't have any need to connect to the other machines they also all time out.
> So any idea what I need to look at to solve the problem? Forwarding has to be working or I couldn't access the cups administration using the eth0 ip address. Although there is a firewall machine between the network and the internet dailing in is behind the firewall and I have not yet set up secondary firewalls on the internal machines.
> And since there is always more than one way to solve a problem how would I go about actually running thunderbird on the answering machine and have it display on the machine that dials in. I have no idea what program or process I would need to do that so I can't find information on how to do it.
> I guess the other option would be to return to my roots and run Pine. However it seems to me Pine created some menus and such so it was not totally text based. Is there an email program that is really texted based so I could dial in and read mail on the imap server? Of course this would not allow me to view attachments, but I could save them and transfer the files if need be and it would be faster at dial up speeds.
>      Any ideas are suggestions would be greatly appreciated
>                      Thanks
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