any other accessible email client for linux?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Nov 14 23:14:52 UTC 2021

I have been following this discussion with interest. Talking about 
alpine or pine and elm reminds me of my days in the Grad school twenty 
years ago. I remember using these applications with my university Unix 
system for email. However, at that time we got our email accounts 
already setup for us. I have never had to do the setup myself.

I launched alpine in a terminal, and I hit S for setup, then C for 
configration. However, I was lost in that screen because I did not know 
where I am. I knew that I had to enter my personal name and the imap 
server, and the smtp server etc. The problem is that moving into these 
fields with the arrows does not work. I get no speech at all.

How do you guys deal with this screen?



On 11/14/21 4:27 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Use the w key and you'll be prompted for a search string.
> On Sun, 14 Nov 2021, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Looking at alpine, the first thing I noticed is that I can set an inbox path
>> and an smtp server, but I can't seem to set an imap server, and I couldn't
>> immediately find the encryption, port and authentication settings even for
>> smtp. I really do like the menu interface, most of it with single-key mnemonic
>> functions, but there's just too much here that I can't seem to figure out,
>> like how to set up imap email, although I do know that it's possible. Problem
>> is even reading the man page isn't helping me get through all the config
>> options, and only my page-up, page-down, home and end keys are navigating
>> through the configurations, making it difficult to set a single option, and I
>> don't see any show cursor or similar command line option that will allow my
>> screen reader to speak the configuration I would be setting. Unfortunately,
>> even the most inaccessible desktop email applications make it easy enough to
>> set up a mailbox using imap and smtp settings, complete with
>> security/encryption and authentication. I think what I'm looking for is some
>> kind of "setup new mailbox" menu selection, but I don't immediately see that.
>> It seems it looks good for local mail, but I'm not finding any remote mailbox
>> setup. I did see message threading options, which definitely helps with that
>> issue, but remote mailbox configuration definitely needs to be easier to do
>> right from the setup menu or the main screen that I see when I open alpine.
>> ~Kyle
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