Alpine and Mutt

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Alpine and Mutt are installed in the legacy FarmShare environment, but not on FarmShare 2; FarmShare 2 users can install either application using a local package manager like https://linuxbrew.sh Linuxbrew]. The following configurations support Stanford e-mail hosted by Microsoft Office 365.

Enable IMAP

IMAP and POP services are disabled for many users as a security precaution, including all users with accounts created after October 31, 2017, and existing users that have not used an IMAP (or POP) e-mail client in the recent past. If you would like to use Alpine or Mutt to check mail on FarmShare machines you can request that IMAP be enabled for your account by submitting a HelpSU request.

Alpine Configuration

# ~/.pinerc
smtp-server=smtp.stanford.edu:465/ssl/user=${USER}
inbox-path={outlook.office365.com:993/ssl/user=${USER}@stanford.edu}Inbox
folder-collections={outlook.office365.com:993/ssl/user=${USER}@stanford.edu}[], ~/Mail/[]
default-fcc={outlook.office365.com:993/ssl/user=${USER}@stanford.edu}Sent Items
postponed-folder={outlook.office365.com:993/ssl/user=${USER}@stanford.edu}Drafts
default-saved-msg-folder={outlook.office365.com:993/ssl/user=${USER}@stanford.edu}Archive
trash-folder={outlook.office365.com:993/ssl/user=${USER}@stanford.edu}Deleted Items

Note: The ${USER} expression automatically substitutes your local username. If you are configuring Alpine on a system where your local username differs from your SUNet ID you must replace the entire expression with your SUNet ID.

Mutt Configuration

# ~/.muttrc
set smtp_url="smtps://$USER@smtp.stanford.edu/"
set folder="imaps://$USER%40stanford.edu@outlook.office365.com/"
set spoolfile="+Inbox"
set postponed="+Drafts"
set record="+Sent Items"
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