Pine questions

Cheryl Homiak chomiak7737 at
Tue Oct 16 08:21:45 EDT 2007

I thought I'd try posting this here first. The pine-info list says it's more 
for administrators, developers, trainers, etc. and I really don't want to 
get into newsgroups. I thought somebody here might have some suggestions.

I recently changed to AT&T Internet from Charter. I find I can still receive 
mail using getmail, but I can't send with pine; of course I still can send 
on Windows and the Mac but I really like Pine. Here are my questions:

1. Is there any way to give Pine a username that isn't the one for your home 
directory? This isn't really a big deal as it's easy enough to create 
another user, but it would be nice not to have to do that.

2. My big problem is with authentication. I'm using ssmtp and Pine. My whole 
email has to be my username because while my email address is at the 
servers use Furthermore, on my Windows machine, ssl and 
password authentication are used. If I try just sending normally with Pine, 
I get a message about insecure server and authentication required. If I add 
/ssl to the smtp server in pinerc, as one howto said to do, Pine crashes; it 
also doesn't appear to work to just put the username and password in the 
ssmtp.conf. The howto I found talked about using openssl to get the 
certificates--though I'm not sure whether that's the problem--but the 
problem with that is that I can't figure out the website and port to connect 
to in order to get the information.  I really hate to say goodbye to Pine so 
if anybody has any suggestions I'd be very appreciative.



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