Handling Mail on Debian
chomiak at charter.net
Mon Oct 4 16:39:24 UTC 2004
First of all, I'd advise you to make sure you have exim and not exim4;
exim is a version 3. When I reinstalled, both were apparently installed
and exim4 gave me all kinds of problems. If you have exim installed, you
can use eximconfig to configure it or you can edit the /etc/exim/exim.conf
It's been a long time since I installed mutt, but I think I had to create
my own .muttrc. There are some good resources if you use google that show
.muttrc files; otherwise, I'm sure I and others could send you samples.
I believe I've told you this before, but you don't have to use mutt if you
want to continue to use Pine. There's a deb package for pine right on the
pine site; you just download it and do
with the name of the package.
By the way, this may not happen to you but I've had some mail mysteriously
disappear recently when using exim and fetchmail--just since this last
debian reinstall. If you have a problem, it is quite possible to fetch
your mail with mutt. Sometimes i fetch mail with mutt and read it in Pine,
though of course I can also read it in mutt.
"Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
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