Edy81
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check email cli only?

Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:42 pm

How or what program or script can check email for my msn, live, outlook.com
I tried 3 programs 2 nearly worked gave me error 1 was something like error 514 if i remember and the other program wasn't working well I forget.
I plan to use only the keyboard no x11, no mouse or rats thanks :D

Thanks in advance
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Re: check email cli only?

Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:51 pm

Take a look at dovecot.
http://www.dovecot.org/

You should be able to install that with sudo apt-get install dovecot
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Edy81
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Re: check email cli only?

Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:52 am

I hope it works I read at the website is also a POP3 email server and that worries me I don't need a server but a client to check the emails.

I'll try it later
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wimble
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Re: check email cli only?

Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:05 am

It would be useful if you could explain which clients you'd tried, and what went wrong.

My personal preference is mutt (sudo apt-get install mutt).

It'll connect to POP3, IMAP, IMAPS and local mail equally happily.
It's invoked as

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mutt -f imaps://johndoe:[email protected]/INBOX
Obviously, you'll have to change that connection string to whatever's appropriate.

Edy81
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Re: check email cli only?

Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:35 pm

I'm posting from lynx on my pi :D the best solution is mutt but I didn't read the command you wrone to check emails and did a google and found a great page and set a configrc file all on nano
thanks

I'll delete the other programs that failed on me
Raspberrypi model B with usb hub of 4 ports, wifi
Os Arch / Raspbian

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