[Pine-info] inbox not recognized
Cornelius C. Noack
noack at itp.uni-bremen.de
Sat Jan 28 12:15:48 PST 2006
On Sat, 28 Jan 2006, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Hi Patrick,
>>> Thanks for the reply... Apparently the host company went through my mail
>>> directory this morning and converted all my pervious mail to maildir
>>> format... Though I still am a bit confused with how pine works with this
> According to Thorsten Glaser's post earlier today, there exists a version of
> Pine that can work with maildir files, but I was unaware of this until today.
> And since he says that he doesn't trust it, my answer would be that pine
> doesn't work (properly) with this format.
> The best way to access your mail now is probably by IMAP, rather than working
> with the filesystem. If Pine cannot see your inbox when connecting by IMAP,
> try another client, and if that doesn't work either, it seems likely that
> your host has not properly converted your mail folders.
>>> Previously I had it so that at the end of every month, pine would chop up
>>> my read-messages and create a new file with the date.. So I had like:
>>> read-messages-sep-2005 and sent-mail-dec-2005... Am I still able to do
>>> this with this maildir format?
> I'm not sure, but I think not, unless you have Pine download your mail by
> POP3 to your local machine, and create the files there.
>>> originally I had this:
>>> and so now I tried changing it to:
>>> but when I run pine, I get " [Folder does not exist, or must be
>>> subscribed to.] " -- yet there is a "new" folder within ~/mail.
> This looks wrong. The directories "cur" and "new" are not the names of mail
> folders, but part of the internal structure used by the Maildir format. Your
> inbox is probably still called inbox, or if not, your new host should be able
> to tell you what it's called.
> Cheers, Chris.
I had some (similar?) problems accessing my INBOX after switching
to a new provider --- I am not at all sure these were the same as
yours; but for what it's worth, here is the PINE users' group help I got
that solved my problem:
> Since your admin gave you 993 as the IMAP port, I guess your
> server is using IMAP via SSL. If this is so, then you could just
> drop the :993 from the server name (it's the default port) and
> add instead a "/ssl" :
In other words, you might try
Trying doesn't cost anything.
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