Bob Bernstein | 2 Mar 19:57 2015

dump passfile to plain text?

I am mired in such a mess of passwords that I want to see what is in 
my alpine passfile. Is there some handy ssl command line that will 
dump the encrypted passfile to plain text?

Thanks,

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Bob Bernstein

			 
Freda B Birnbaum | 25 Feb 00:10 2015
Right after I sent Eduardo Chappa a long and heartfelt private thank-you 
note for all his help with my massive email-moving project including 
preserving the message flags, I stopped getting any emails from Alpine! 
I finally checked the archives and see that there actually has been no 
mail since around February 9 or so.

I would like to publicly thank Eduardo (and everyone else who chimed in) 
for all the help in safely and fairly speedily getting my email off of my 
Columbia account and into what I suppose is one of the few remaining Pine 
platforms easily available, Panix.

I will shortly be changing my subscription, even though forwarding from 
Columbia to Panix is working (but of course I want to post also!), but I 
would like to say publicly what a great group this is, with special thanks 
to Eduardo for all his patient and detailed help.  I know I've spent my 
share of lunch hours helping terrified secretaries learn how to use their 
email because their bosses couldn't be bothered, but this was more than 
repayment for all of that.

Live long and prosper!

Freda Birnbaum,
of late fbb6@...>, soon to be birnbaumsssj@...

"Call on God, but row away from the rocks"

Kyle George | 9 Feb 20:27 2015

[PATCH] Fix bug with pinerc relative symlink dereference

Eduardo,

I'm sending you this patch (below my signature) that fixes an issue in 
Alpine when pinerc is a relative symlink.  Without this patch, Alpine 
fails to save any updates to pinerc when pinerc is a relative symlink.  
Patch is against Alpine 2.20.

-- 
Kyle George

Fix bug with pinerc relative symlink dereference

* write_pinerc() does not properly handle a pinerc that is a relative
symlink

* write_pinerc() has a code block to handle pinerc when it's a relative
symlink, but it has two bugs:

  1) The calls to snprintf() use sizeof on a character pointer instead
of the length of the buffer.  This will yield the size of the pointer
(typically 4 or 8) -- not the size of the allocated memory -- resulting
in only a few characters of the link target being copied.

  2) There is a null pointer dereference in the case where the link
target ("filename") does not contain a '/' character.  (However, I can't
seem to trigger this block to execute ever.  It seems like "filename"
always contains an abspath to .pinerc.  Maybe this has something to do
with remote config?  It's either dead code, I just don't know how to
trigger it, or the original author meant basep != NULL instead of ==.)
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jason | 30 Jan 22:15 2015
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Alpine sources unavailable again?


Trying to download the latest Alpine sources, I'm getting 404s on both the 
latest release version [1] and on the latest alpha version [2].

Also, previous versions [3] are returning 200s, but the downloaded file is 
0 bytes.

Any idea what's up?

Eduardo: can I request that you publish sha256 (or the hash of your 
choice) fingerprints of these source balls when you post them?  That way, 
if folks start caching or sharing the sources through other means, there 
will be a way to trace the trust back to you.

Thanks.

[1] http://patches.freeiz.com/alpine/release/src/alpine-2.20.tar.xz
[2] http://patches.freeiz.com/alpine/alpha/release/alpine-alpha.tar.xz
[3] http://patches.freeiz.com/alpine/release/src/alpine-2.11.tar.xz

  -Jason

Maurizio Paolini | 27 Jan 17:38 2015
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RFC 2822 compliance

This is in answer to https://mailman13.u.washington.edu/mailman/htdig/alpine-info/2015-January/006412.html

After an extensive analysis it seems that the SMTP server mentioned in that post
(mx.libero.it) *requires* the keyword "boundary" in the header line:
"Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary=<phrase>" to be lowercase, whereas alpine
uses uppercase "BOUNDARY".

Not sure whether alpine is noncompliant or the SMTP server is way too strict.

Maurizio Paolini
Mick Cook | 26 Jan 23:50 2015
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BT


Thanks for the replies. The spell check problem is now fixed.

I am a BT customer but they only support a few of the more popular email 
programs, they won't advise on anything else.

I am only trying to see my inbox, I've looked at all the BT help 
information I can find on the web but I'm still not sure of the correct 
path for my Inbox on the BT server. I've tried lots of alternatives 
including:

Imap.btinternet.com:993/ssl/myname@...(Inbox)

Some configurations don't seem to connect at all others get as far as 
asking for a password but still don't connect.

I am hoping someone who has 
connected to BT will know what is correct. Another confusion is BT have 
recently moved from Yahoo to BTinternet and a lot of older information 
refers to Yahoo.

Regards,

Mick.

Karen Lewellen | 26 Jan 20:13 2015
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ssl/tls error?

Hi list,
Granted dreamhost has not reconnected regarding other errors with my mail 
server.
However I got a revisit of an old one just now, so thought I would ask 
here.  Especially s there are some dreamhost users on the list.
The error indicates that there is an ssl/tls failure trying to access my 
server,
mail.curtainupdistribution.org
I am told that if this happens each time I use alpine, which it does not, 
it means the setup will not work.
The  option for a solution presented is to add the words
  notls
  at the end of places in the configuration where the mail server name 
appears.
Thoughts?
karen

Mick Cook | 24 Jan 20:48 2015
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BT


Hello,

I am new to Alpine and this list.

I have three email accounts with different hosts and have managed to get 
Alpine up and running OK on my gmail Imap account plus the inbox of my 
pop3 Supanet account but I can't get it to work with my Imap btinternet 
inbox whatever I do. Can someone help please?

I also have the same problem with the spell checker not working running 
Alpine 2.20 that temp0reported this morning?

Thanks,

Mick.
Lucio Chiappetti | 23 Jan 11:10 2015
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RFC 2822 compliance

I just tried to send (with alpine 2.00) an e-mail with a pdf attachment
(I had to send proof a payment for a short trip). The message generated 
the following error.

Action: failed
Status: 5.2.2
Remote-MTA: DNS; mx.libero.it
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 552 This message is not RFC 2822 compliant
[smtp-10.iol.local; LIB_670]

As far as I can see alpine has always been compliant to all RFCs, and I've 
been communicating with scientific institutions throughout the world for 
decennia without a problem.

Apparently text-only messages go through (so I did cut-and-paste of the 
text in the pdf !). I sent an inquiry to postmaster@... but I got 
only an autoresponder generated message saying that "help questions should 
be addressed to customer care / messages properly intended for postmaster 
will be dealt with".  Since of course I am NOT their customer (the 
intended recipient is) I am not sure I will ever get a reply.

Is there something which can be done in Alpine to avoid such 
non-compliance messages (provided they are correct) ?

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John Porubek | 23 Jan 01:08 2015
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Spell checking not working in Alpine 2.20 for Windows

I installed Alpine 2.20 last week on a machine running Windows 7 (64bit). Thanks Eduardo!

Everything seemed to be working fine until today on my first occasion to spell check a message I was composing. The spell checker popped up a window saying the word was not in the dictionary (like it always has when it finds a misspelled word). The trouble is, it does this for every word in my message. Where it shows the word that it thinks is not in the dictionary, the first letter is there, followed by a bunch of "?"s in diamond-shaped boxes. I suspect this gives a strong clue as to what is going wrong (wrong character type?).

Everything worked fine with the same pinerc file with the previous version (2.11) Any ideas?

Thanks,

-John
<div><div dir="ltr">
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<div>
<div>I installed Alpine 2.20 last week on a machine running Windows 7 (64bit). Thanks Eduardo!<br><br>
</div>Everything seemed to be working fine until today on my first occasion to spell check a message I was composing. The spell checker popped up a window saying the word was not in the dictionary (like it always has when it finds a misspelled word). The trouble is, it does this for every word in my message. Where it shows the word that it thinks is not in the dictionary, the first letter is there, followed by a bunch of "?"s in diamond-shaped boxes. I suspect this gives a strong clue as to what is going wrong (wrong character type?).<br><br>
</div>Everything worked fine with the same pinerc file with the previous version (2.11) Any ideas?<br><br>
</div>Thanks,<br><br>
</div>-John<br>
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Bret Busby | 21 Jan 18:45 2015
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Kai of the Brunnen G - was - Re: [OT] Latin and other nerdy stuff

On 20/01/2015, Peter G. (nephros) <alpine <at> nephros.org> wrote:
> Hi Bob,
>
> Hodie XIV Kal. Feb. MMXV AUC quidam/quædam/quoddam 'Bob Bernstein' inquit:
>
>> On Mon, 19 Jan 2015, Peter G.x wrote:
>>
>>>  Hodie XIV Kal. Feb. MMXV AUC quidam/quædam/quoddam 'Ulf-Dietrich
>>> Braumann'
>>>  inquit:
>>
>> I need some help here. Is that Latin? What does it say in English?
>
> Yes it's Latin. Let's dissect it:
> 'Hodie' means today, followed by the Roman current date, 14 Kalends of
> February.
> AUC - 'ab urbe condita' - since The City (i.e. ancient Rome) was founded
> is the Roman epoch, corresponding to 753 BC.
> Quidam/quædam/quoddam inquit basically means 'a certain
> someone(male)/someone(female)/something said'.
>
> The date is generated using the 'hodie' tool from:
> http://hodie.sourceforge.net/ which is a Latin version of the date
> command. See here on how to read it:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_calendar

>
>>
>>>  "I do not think the way you think I think."
>>>     -- Kai, last of the Brunnen G
>>
>> Sorry, but I want to ask again: What is "Brunnen G?" Are we in a Frank
>> Herbert novel here?
>
> It's a quote from the TV series LEXX, which might be just as weird if
> not weirder than Frank Herbert's stuff.
>

At
http://lexx.wikia.com/wiki/Brunnen-G

is

"
The Brunnen-G are a race of romantic warriors that fought and defeated
the Insect Civilisation during the course of the Great Insect War. The
most famous, and the last of the Brunnen-G, is Kai, killed by His
Divine Shadow and reanimated as a Divine Assassin.
"

Also see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexx


Those results were achived by performing a google search on the term
"Brunnen G".

Whilst google is sinister, it can be a useful search engine to use to
find things (although, be warned - it does track and retain records of
all of your searches and logs your WWW travels, to provide its dossier
about you, to the NSA and any entity that is willing to buy the
information - you may think that LEXX is weird, and Fank Herbert's
creations are weid, but, remember; "Truth is stranger than fiction").


Oh, and, apparently,
"Kai's death (or undeath) occurs 2,008 years before the beginning of
the events of the series."
- from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexx -> "Plot summary"

-- 
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992

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