pine and maildir?

Joseph C. Lininger jbahm at
Tue Oct 26 13:00:19 EDT 2004

Pine does not directly support maildir, though it does not have any trouble 
reading mailboxes remotely via imap that are in maildir format. If you have 
local mailboxes that are in maildir format, you'll either need to use a 
wrapper that calls maildir2mbox, or my prefered choice, install a local imap 
server such as courier-imap that can read maildirs. What ever you do, don't 
throw in the towel and store mail in mbox format. There are just too many 
ways an mbox can get corrupted. Most people don't realize the troubles 
associated with that until the first time it happens to them. [grin]
Joseph C. Lininger
jbahm at
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karen Lewellen" <klewellen at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 9:18 AM
Subject: pine and maildir?

> Hi all,
> Can anyone tell me if pine supports maildir?  I am being told no, but 
> doubt the source.
> Karen
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