Transferring your addressbook

Updated: 2002-Jan-20

Your pine addressbook is kept in ~/.addressbook. Just copy that file over to ~/.addressbook on one of the new Linux boxes using scp or sftp.

Do not copy your configuration file (.pinerc) over unless you know how to edit it before running pine on the Linux boxes.

Instructions to configure Pine 4.40 with IMAP/SSL.

NOTE: this document has been copied wholesale with minor changes from http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/idsg/problems/pine-imap.html

    > To setup your IMAP/SSL inbox do this from Pine's main menu:

	    S) Setup
	    C) Config
	    scroll down to "inbox-path"
	    C) Change value
	    set it to "{tenaya.physics.lsa.umich.edu/ssl/user=your_user_name/novalidate-cert}INBOX"
            (leave off the double-quotes)
	    E) Exit setup
	    Y) yes, commit changes

      Now quit Pine and run Pine again.  You'll be prompted for your
      password.  You'll now be accessing your INBOX via IMAP/SSL.

    > UPDATED (2002-Jan-21)
      To have Pine-IMAP/SSL use the folders that are already in your IMAP
      space, you have to create a Pine Collection.  Do the following from
      Pine's main menu:

	    S) Setup
	    L) Collection List
	    A) Add collection

	    Nickname:   IMAP folders
	    Server:     tenaya.physics.lsa.umich.edu/ssl/user=your_user_name/novalidate-cert
	    Path:       INBOX.  (note trailing ".")
            View:       --leave this blank--

	    type Ctrl-X to save this entry.
	    Y) Yes, save changes
	    E) Exit setup

        From Pine's main menu, hit 'L' to list folders.  Select "IMAP folders"
        and hit enter.  You should see all your IMAP folders.

    > By default Pine won't read subdirectories from your IMAP folders.
      Configure Pine to view subdirectories, and enable some advanced commands:

	    S) Setup
	    C) Configure
	    Scroll down to "Folder Preferences"
	    X) set "enable-lame-list-mode" by typing 'x' 
	    Scroll down to "Advanced Command Preferences"
	    X) set "enable-aggregate-command-set" by typing 'x' 
	    X) set "enable-unix-pipe-cmd" by typing 'x'
	    E) Exit Setup
	    Y) Yes, Save changes

      Now you can view the subdirectories with the '>' command or view messages
      in that folder with the 'enter' key.  You can also perform some advanced 
      commands on your mail messages.

      Note: Pine defines "folders" as containing messages while "directories"
      contain more folders or directories.  So for example you will see a 
      "Saved[/]" entry when you list your folders.  This means that Saved can 
      serve as a folder or a directory, hence "[/]".  So viewing it with ">" 
      (actually just "." works) will show subdirectories and folders, but 
      viewing it with "enter" will show you messages.  If you'd like to view
      separate entries for your folder and directory enable the 
      "separate-folder-and-directory-entries" setting.  


    > To have Pine use your local mail resources also, do the following from
      Pine's main menu:

	    S) Setup
	    L) Collection List
	    A) Add collection

	    Nickname:   Local folders
	    Server:     --leave this blank--
	    Path:       mail/
            View:       --leave this blank--

	    hit Ctrl-X to save this entry.
	    Y) Yes, save changes
	    E) Exit setup

      Note: You can specify any path where mail folders exist, usually the
      default is "mail/" (again, leave off the double-quotes).
    
      From Pine's main menu, hit "L" to list folders.  Select "Local
      folders" and hit enter.  You should see all your Local folders: these
      are the folders you create as subfolders of ~/mail.  (Actually,
      each of these mail folders is just a single file.)


    > To copy mail from Local folders to IMAP folders, navigate to a folder
      you'd like to copy from and do the following:
    
	    ;) Select Criteria
	    A) Select All (Choose your specific selection criteria)
	    A) Apply
	    S) Save
	    ^T) Goto Folders
	    navigate to your target folder and hit enter twice to complete.

      There are several ways to accomplish this, some harmless experimentation
      with select is a good idea to familiarize yourself with this process.
    
      Note: Pine's configuration is saved in ~/.pinerc

 

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