How do I view my Zimbra IMAP folders in (al)pine?

You have two options for configuring (al)PINE to connect to your Zimbra IMAP folders.

Option 1:  Edit the .pinerc file in your home directory:

  1. ssh into ssh.math.ias.edu
  2. Use your preferred editor to open .pinerc (e.g. vi, nano, etc.).
  3. Search through the file so that you can locate the following sections and make the following edits:

# List of SMTP servers for sending mail. If blank: Unix Alpine uses sendmail.
smtp-server=smtpauth.ias.edu:587/user=enter-your-IAS-username-here/tls
 

# Path of (local or remote) INBOX, e.g. ={mail.somewhere.edu}inbox
# Normal Unix default is the local INBOX (usually /usr/spool/mail/$USER).
inbox-path={mail.ias.edu/user=enter-your-IAS-username-here/novalidate-cert/ssl}INBOX
 

# Over-rides default path for sent-mail folder, e.g. =old-mail (using first
# folder collection dir) or ={host2}sent-mail or ="" (to suppress saving).
# Default: sent-mail (Unix) or SENTMAIL.MTX (PC) in default folder collection.

default-fcc=Sent
 

# Over-rides default path for saved-msg folder, e.g. =saved-messages (using 1st
# folder collection dir) or ={host2}saved-mail or ="" (to suppress saving).
# Default: saved-messages (Unix) or SAVEMAIL.MTX (PC) in default collection.

default-saved-msg-folder=Sent
 

# List of directories where saved-message folders may be. First one is
# the default for Saves. Example: Main {host1}mail/[], Desktop mail\[]
# Syntax: optnl-label {optnl-imap-hostname}optnl-directory-path[]

folder-collections = "Zimbra Mail" {mail.ias.edu/novalidate-cert/ssl}[]
 

Option 2:  Use the  ALPINE Setup tool

  1. ssh into ssh.math.ias.edu.
  2. Type pine and press the ENTER key.
  3. Enter your IAS user password and press the ENTER key.
  4. At the Main Menu, type S or scroll down and select SETUP.
  5. Type C, for "Config:"
  6. Make the configuration changes:

    SMTP Server (for sending) = smtpauth.ias.edu:587/user=enter-your-IAS-username-here/tls
    Inbox Path = {mail.ias.edu/user = enter-your-IAS-username-here/novalidate-cert/ssl}INBOX
    Default Fcc (File carbon copy) = Sent
    Default Saved Message Folder = Sent
     

  7. Press Shift+E to save your configuration changes.
  8. Press Y to commit your changes.
  9. At the Main Menu, type S or select SETUP.
  10. Type L, for collectionLists
  11. Press the ENTER key.

    In the space next to "Nickname", enter "Zimbra Mail" without the quotes.
    In the space next to "Server", enter "mail.ias.edu/novalidate-cert/ssl"  without the quotes

  12. Press Shift+E to save your configuration changes.
  13. Press Y to commit your changes.
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