Talk:Alpine and Mutt

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I can't get the directions for Alpine to work in Linux/Ubuntu. I am using Re-Alpine (2010 version). I am replacing my SUNET ID for USER in the directions. After being prompted a few times for my SUNET password and typing it in, I get: "[Can not authenticate to IMAP server: AUTHENTICATE failed.]" Davies 19:10, 28 July 2015 (PDT)

  • We were able to resolve this today (two days after the migration) by discovering that the instructions are wrong. The $ and {} characters around USER should not be there. Not sure this applies to everyone so I will wait for IT staff to edit the article itself.Davies 09:52, 30 July 2015 (PDT)
    • The instructions are correct; ${USER} performs substitution of the local username ($USER), which on FarmShare systems is the SUNet ID. You can hard-code your SUNet ID (necessary if you're configuring Alpine on another system where the local username differs), but you would need to replace the entire expression, including ${}. Epoch 10:24, 5 Aug 2015 (PDT)

New problem now that I have the Inbox visible in Alpine. The "Message to save shrank" bug. See Waiting for a solution and will post it here.Davies 09:52, 30 July 2015 (PDT)

  • Update from Jonathan: The 'message has shrank' bug requires settings on the server, so he may need some time for that to get with the email team. Davies 10:16, 30 July 2015 (PDT)

Another problem: Office 365's Inbox reorders messages so they are not in chronological order. Major usability problem. I will post follow-up here.Davies 10:00, 30 July 2015 (PDT)

  • Update from Jonathan: This might have been a one-time problem from the migration. Stay tuned. Davies 14:12, 30 July 2015 (PDT)
    • It looks like some messages were migrated out of order, and Alpine sorts by default on "arrival" (the equivalent of the file creation date). Try sorting by date ($, followed by d), instead. I'm not sure sort is sticky, or whether it can be made sticky in Setup Epoch 14:15, 5 Aug 2015 (PDT)
      • Looks like sort can be configured in Setup -> Config -> Sort Key Epoch 14:25, 5 Aug 2015 (PDT)
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