I would like to use a terminal based mail client for my e-mail activities. I've been suggested to use alpine for it. But how do I configure it in Ubuntu to read my gmail mails?
It's quite straightforward to configure
As you probably know, the first thing to do is to go to the settings in your gmail account and make sure imap is enabled for your account.
Alpine was developed at the University of Washington; it is a successor to the old
The following tutorial describes a minimal way to setup
Some guides such as this one and many others will recommend the
Then go back to the main menu and go to setup > config (C) and place all your details in the appropriate boxes, as in the screenshot below, with this time adding also the smtp server (
Now save and exit back to the menu. Now with this basic setup you should be able to read and send mail. If you want, you can exit the program and the load it up again to check everything has configured correctly, and the main screen should be something like this:
There are a lot more customisations that can be made and settings experimented with (the users' configuration file is