(How To) sending mail using alpine

Sorry for the late post. I've been busy before this. So , as what i told you before the next post is about to send email using alpine the terminal based application. i'd like to remind you, that this application is very useful for the person who love to feel how the old time people used to send email, and it is especially used for an admin of a server, who dont even use gui in their server. what they see in their screen is a group of character, combination of character to perform pic. for whoever dont like it, and rather like to use browser , no complain about this i hope.

so..... we can start it now.

open terminal and type "alpine" to start the application

type in your password to get the inbox ready.

now choose "COMPOSE MESSAGE" by pressing "C" without quotes.


alpine >> password >> c

fulfill the form.

and to attach any file , we have to press "ctrl+J"

if you remind the file to be sent already, then just type in the address. For example i want to send a document called rinozeen.doc at Desktop.. then i'll just have to put


if you cant remember, no worry cause we can press "ctrl+tab" to find the folder.

then insert any comment and press "enter" (without quotes)

it should look like this

put some message in the body and press "ctrl+x" and press "y" then you are done ... :D

old school email application (alpine+gmail) in ubuntu

hi all... have u ever want to know how people send email before this century? it is pretty cool stuff when we turn back to that time, where internet is not widely used. used only for a certain company or organization. this application "alpine" is really cool for me. i love it so much coz i dont really need graphical email for my own use. this application is terminal based. the gui is only text and symbol and based on linux platform.however, there is also for windows if you would like to try.here is the page for download.

to start the installation;

sudo apt-get install alpine

when the installation is finished, then a little configuration needed.

This is the main menu

go to >> setup >> config

by pressing "s" and then "c" (without quotes)

now , configure these important elements

Personal name : {your name}

User Domain : gmail.com

SMTP Server : smtp.gmail.com:587/tls

Inbox Path : imap.gmail.com/ssl/user=user@gmail.com

for example , this is mine

now, you are done with the gmail configuration. you can freely send and recieve email.
The next tutorial, i will show you how to send email using this application.. :D hope u love it.. post a comment for me to improve any weakness. your comment will be appreciated!