[Alpine-info] Backing up gmail messages with alpine
D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
n1ea at arrl.net
Fri Jan 21 06:16:09 PST 2011
I can answer the question about not seeing your own posts from email lists.
Gmail recognizes that you sent the message, and does not display the
The original and classic behavior of mail lists was NOT to send a copy of
the message to the sender. You just assumed it got received. If it didn't
get received, you would get a postmaster rejection, right?
You can get around this behavior by registering another email address like
yourname at anyisp.net and sending a message outside of gmail. It will show up
You can also telnet into the smtp server of your real Internet Service
Provider - which in my case is gis.net and send the message, then it will
show up - even if you identify mail from<n1ea at arrl.net> as I do. It will
then show up because gmail doesn't have it in it's "sent mail" folder.
Crazy, I know but that's how gmail does it.
David J. Ring, Jr., N1EA <http://www.qsl.net/n1ea/>
SOWP <http://www.sowp.org/>, VWOA <http://www.vwoa.org/>,
FISTS <http://www.fists.co.uk/>, CW-Ops <http://www.cwops.org/>,
A1-OP <http://www.arrl.org/a-1-op>, ex-FOC 1271 ARRL-LM<http://www.arrl.org/>
Chat Skype: djringjr MSN: djringjr at msn.com AIM: N1EA icq: 27380609
Morse Historic Recordings Page <http://www.qsl.net/n1ea/>
2011/1/21 Fabio S. <f.stumbo at unife.it>
> Hi all,
> I am usign alpine with a gmail account.
> Nearly everything seems fine: I have just a couple of (minor) problem.
> The first is the one of the subject: using alpine I would like to back up
> the messages contained in a folder (as viewed from alpine, that is, the ones
> with a particular label in gmail).
> I tried to select all of them and then tried to save them in a new local
> folder with the sequence of commands ;AAS The result is a succession of
> errors of the tipe
> Message to save shrank! (msg # 1): Continue anyway ?
> and no message is saved.
> What is going on? What can I do?
> The second problem is related with the mailing list: in the options I have
> selected to receive also my own messages.
> Before my mail server moved to gmail, I received them. After, I don't
> receive them any longer. Please note that on gmail I created a label for the
> alpine mailing list and I created a filter which forwards messages directed
> to alpine-info at u.washington.edu to this label.
> In alpine, when I access the folder associated to this label, I can see all
> the messages of the mailing list but mine. Why?
> Thank you in advance.
> Alpine-info mailing list
> Alpine-info at u.washington.edu
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Alpine-info