"Alpine" - Terminal-Based Email Client

This section provides a tutorial example on how to install and use 'mailx' on CentOS computers to read and send emails locally or remotely via IMAP/POP and SMTP protocols.

What Is "Alpine"? - "Alpine", a replacement for "pine", is an open-source terminal-based email client for Linux systems. Here is what I did to test it out.

1. Install "Alpine" on CentOS computer.

herong$ sudo dnf install alpine

2. Enter "alpine" to start Alpine. It will automatically find and open the Maildir/ email box.

3. Enter "L" on the main screen to list email folders. I see only "INBOX" folder.

4. Select "INBOX" folder. I see a list of emails.

5. Select an email. I see the content of the selected email.

6. Enter "R" to reply to the selected email.

7. Enter "C" to compose a new email.

Ok. Not too bad. I can use it to get all my email tasks done.

Alpine Email Client - Home Screen
SquirAlpine Email Client - Home Screen

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Linux Systems

 Cockpit - Web Portal for Administrator

 Process Management

 Files and Directories

 Users and Groups

 File Systems

 Block Devices and Partitions

 LVM (Logical Volume Manager)

 Installing CentOS

 SELinux - Security-Enhanced Linux

 Network Connection on CentOS

 Software Package Manager on CentOS - DNF and YUM

 vsftpd - Very Secure FTP Daemon

 Postfix - Mail Transport Agent (MTA)

 Dovecot - IMAP and POP3 Server

Email Client Tools - Mail User Agents (MUA)

 "mailx" Command - Send and Read Emails

"Alpine" - Terminal-Based Email Client

 SquirrelMail Webmail Installation on CentOS

 SquirrelMail Configuration on CentOS

 Thunderbird Installation on macOS

 Thunderbird Configuration for POP3S and SMTP

 Thunderbird to Accept POP3S Certificate Exception

 Thunderbird Configuration for IMAPS and SMTP

 Thunderbird Configuratin for SMTPS Service

 macOS Mail Auto Configuration

 macOS Mail Manual Configuration

 Accept Certificate Exception in macOS Mail

 Windows 10 Mail Configuration Failed

 SSL/TLS Connection Issue in Windows 10 Mail

 LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)

 Administrative Tasks


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