Robert Giles | 20 Nov 23:32 2014

S/MIME versus Thunderbird 31.2.0

Hi folks - wondering if anyone else has had problems with Thunderbird 
complaining about S/MIME-signed e-mails from Alpine?

Thunderbird reports:  "Digital Signature Is Not Valid - This message 
includes a digital signature, but the signature is invalid.  The 
signature does not match the message content correctly.  The message 
appears to have been altered after the sender signed it.  You should not 
trust the validity of this message until you verify its contents with 
the sender."  (screenshots attached if the alpine-info list permits it)

Microsoft Outlook 2013 has no problems with the exact same e-mail, 
reporting:  "Digital Signature:  Valid".

Thunderbird seems to play nice with various versions of Thunderbird and 
Outlook;  just doesn't seem to like Alpine?

Alpine in this transaction is 2.19.9992 (DEB 65 2014-06-20).

Thanks -


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Hi folks - wondering if anyone else has had problems with Thunderbird 
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Bob Bernstein | 16 Nov 19:40 2014

recall earlier values

Let's say I am composing a new message, and I am 
editing the To header. Is there a key-stroke combo 
that will recall a recently used To address so I do 
not have to retype or refind it in the address book? 
Perhaps also for the Subject or other headers?

nb. I posted this a few days ago but used an MUA other 
<gasp> than Alpine. Then I started having dark 
phantasies that perhaps the list server has a kill 
file for such transgressions. Even though a quick 
check of the list archives relieved me of that fear, I 
thought, along simple diplomatic lines, to repost 
using Alpine. <oh well>


"Natasha! First we shoot jet, then we go after moose and squirrel."

Bob Bernstein | 14 Nov 04:16 2014

command history?

Let's say I am composing a new message, and I am editing the To 
header. Is there a key-stroke combo that will recall a recently used 
To address so I do not have to retype or refind it in the address 
book? Perhaps also for the Subject or other headers?



Bob Bernstein

Gregory Heytings | 7 Nov 11:34 2014

Decoding bug?

Hi list,

I'm facing an apparent decoding bug.  Assume the following input email:

From foo@...  Sat Nov  1 02:03:04 2014
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:03:04 +0500 (CET)
From: Foo <foo@...>
To: Bar <bar@...>
Subject: Baz
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="=_boundary"
MIME-Version: 1.0


From foo to bar

Content-Type: text/csv; name="example.csv"
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="example.csv"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64



When I try to view the attached file with alpine (2.11 or 2.19.9992), I 
have "Foo;Jos??;Bar;".  When I save it to a file, I also have 
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Pierre Frenkiel | 6 Nov 10:07 2014

bug with "include header in reply"

I find in the alpine help

   FEATURE: Include Header in Reply

   This feature controls an aspect of Alpine's Reply command. If set, and
   the original message is being included in the reply, then headers from
   that message will also be part of the reply.

   If I set the "full header mode" in the message display, all the
   headers are actually included in the body of the reply..., but
   when the mail is in base64 or html, its text is not decoded in the
   reply body!
   Alpine version:
   Alpine 2.11 (DEB 23 2013-08-11) built Mon Sep 8 02:03:18 UTC 2014 on babin

   Is this Debian specific?
   I wait for some replies before doing a bug report.

best regards,

Pierre Frenkiel
fetchinson . | 5 Nov 09:54 2014

Somehow my status bar messages changed.

I'm not sure what I did, but something happened to my pine (alpine 2.0).

For example what I start pine the status bar says now [Opening 'INBOX'
    DONE] when previously it said [Opening 'INBOX'] and there was no
DONE. Also, when I save attachments it says [Saving to '/path/to/file'
|   100% ] when previously the 100% disappeared when the saving was
complete, now it stays there. It looks like it gives me more
diagnostic stuff then before but I don't know how to reverse it. I
tried the -d option but that didn't solve the problem even with -d 0 I
have the same phenomenon.

Does anyone have any idea what could have caused this? Maybe I
accidentally pressed some config buttons or something like that....



Psss, psss, put it down! -
Daniel B | 31 Oct 22:49 2014

smtp with password authentication

Dear all,

I am trying to configure the SMTP of a  mailbox in Alpine 2.0.

The server of my mailbox does not support TLS authentication, only 
password authentication. i.e. the SMTP server requires entering the 
username and password.

I could not find any option in alpine where I could set smtp 
authentication to password mode. is there such an option?

I am using: to set the smtp address.

Thank you for your help.
Baron Fujimoto | 31 Oct 01:40 2014

(no subject)

Can anyone suggest a workaround for the following problem?

I'm using Alpine 2.0.3 as my MUA. Alpine is configured to use IMAP for
an ISP account that Gmail provides mail (MX) services for. I have other personal
domains with email addresses configured such that they forward email to
this Gmail-handled ISP account.

Gmail only keeps one copy of each message, as determined by its Message-ID.
If Alpine is configured to save its Fcc to a Gmail IMAP folder (e.g., Gmail's
standard "[Gmail]/Sent Mail"), Alpine apparently writes directly to this
folder via IMAP, with only the set of message headers generated by Alpine,
including Message-ID. The problem arises when the forwarded message finally
gets handed off to the Gmail for delivery. Gmail sees that it already has
a copy of the message based on its Message-ID, considers it a duplicate, and
does not deliver it to the Inbox.

If I disable Fcc by setting the Fcc folder to "", this doesn't happen since
Alpine is not storing the copy directly via IMAP, but then I also don't get
an archive of Sent Mail, so this is undesirable as well.

Institutions outsourcing their mail services to Gmail are increasingly
prevalent, so it seems unlikely I'm the only one in this situation. Or
am I missing something here?
Beartooth | 19 Oct 16:36 2014

attaching contrarily

	alpine-2.11-1.fc20.x86_64 asks me, as it should when I tell it
to forward with full headers, whether to forward as an
attachment. I tell it no -- and it creates the attachment anyway. I 
cancelled sending and tried again -- three times. What is wrong??

Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
Remember I know little (precious little!) of where up is.

Thomas Gramstad | 17 Oct 15:40 2014

Expunge without mailcheck?

Is it possible in Alpine to x(punge) deleted messages without
triggering mailcheck and filtering? I can't seem to find a
config setup choice regulating this.

Thomas Gramstad
Karen Lewellen | 14 Oct 22:58 2014

odd alpine access error?

Greetings list,
My name is Karen lewellen, and I have a question regarding an error I 
experience with alpine.
My nonprofit organization curtain up distribution INC.., has a hosting 
account with dreamhost.
As a part of our account we have shell access which I use via ssh TELNET.
Included on the shell is Alpine 2.02 (1266)  Which they provide since 
their hosting structure is rooted in <spelling error coming> ubintu.
Actually the error existed when they were still using debian squeeze, but 
it continues after the upgrade as well.
Here is what happens.
Once in my inbox, I may be reading mail or writing one when I will get the 
Folder "inbox" closed due to access error.

No other information is provided, and the team at dreamhost is frankly far 
from aware of how alpine works.  In fact I joined this list at their 
Any ideas about what might be causing this problem?