December 27th, 2006


GEEK: How to configure Pine IMAP

I had a mailbox full of 128,000+ automated error messages from a test machine I was running. I couldn't even delete them because Thunderbird would time out before it finished opening the mailbox. So I tried to set up Pine to read and delete the messages.

This page proved useful for general configuration:

However, I still had a devil of a time getting Pine to display all of the subdirectories in my INBOX folder. Finally, I found this page, which had an example that worked for me:
folder-collections="INBOX Folders" {}inbox/[],
"Mailbox Folders" {}[]
default-fcc="{}Sent Items"
customized-hdrs=From: Foo Foo <>
ldap-servers= "/base=/impl=1/rhs=0/ref=0/nosub=0/type=

* Turn on the Aggregate command set.

* From the Main menu, type S (setup) then C (config).
* Scroll down the list to the section entitled Advanced Command Preferences.
* Select enable-aggregate-command set and press Enter to "check" the option.
* Type E (exit setup), then Y (yes to save/commit changes).

* Select the messages you want to delete.

* Open the folder that contains the messages to be archived.
* Type ; (semi-colon). The SELECT Criteria prompt displays at the bottom of the screen.
* Choose the selection criteria you want (options include all, by message number, status, date or text).
* Follow the instructions displayed at the bottom of the screen for the selection criteria you selected.

Type "D" (no quotes) to [D]elete.

If there are a lot of messages, it may take a while to select them.

Questions Couples Should Ask (Or Wish They Had) Before Marrying

Questions Couples Should Ask (Or Wish They Had) Before Marrying

Relationship experts report that too many couples fail to ask each other critical questions before marrying. Here are a few key ones that couples should consider asking:

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