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Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at
Fri Nov 23 07:30:25 UTC 2007

I have already sent you an example .fetchmailrc file in one of the emails.
Fetchmail is a separate program from alpine.  You do not configure the 
fetchmail stuff in the alpine configuration.

On Fri, 23 Nov 2007, Daniel Dalton wrote:

> On 23/11/2007 6:09 PM, Jan and Bertil Smark Nilsson wrote:
> > Good afternoon,
> Hello,
> > 
> > 
> > On Fri, 23 Nov 2007, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> > 
> > >
> > > Where do I enter my pop server stuff and user name and password. I only
> > > found the smtp stuff. How do I navigate the setup questions?
> > > Thanks for your help.
> > 
> > Use Fetchmail to get the mail from your pop server to your computer. The
> > easiest way to use fetchmail is to write a configuration file called
> > .fetchmailrc which you put in your home directory. Type man fetchmailrc to
> > learn how to write it.
> I will. Thanks for all the help. I will have to get back to you maybe some
> time early next week since I have two tests coming up and I need to study. And
> I have a lot of homework! :-( Also I am going to be out of town for a night.
> Anyway I'll have to get that done. But once thats out of the way I'll look at
> this.
> Once again thanks for all this information.
> > 
> > With regard to the Alpine configuration, you move with your up and down
> > arrows and read the instructions at the bottom of the screen. If you, for
> > example, are required to type in something like the name of your smtp
> > server, your hit "c" for change which will put your cursor in the input
> > field. Finish off with <enter>.
> Do I just type in
> Do I use sendmail? where do I tell alpine to use fetchmail? And re the
> instructions at the bottom of the screen. Are they right at the bottom? Like
> under everything else so I just hold numb 9 to get there? (I'm using speakup)
> Thanks for the help.
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