Karthik Vishwanath | 29 Aug 03:52 2014
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Getting the name from LDAP

Hello,

I've been able to set up (and use) a name directory from my institute within alpine. I am able to search and find the person using their email-id (unique name), first/last names. However, on inserting the email address, the unique name is used as the person's name. For instance if searched for John Herbert (using firstname lastname) I get jherb1-l5h2vVXYEUtLSUbE8DKjGg@public.gmane.org - which is correct. Then alpine inserts
To: jherb1 <jherbr1 <at> myinstitute.org>

I'd like that to be
To: John Herbert <jherb1 <at> myinstitute.org>

How can I achieve this?

Thanks,

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-Karthik Vishwanath
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</div>I've been able to set up (and use) a name directory from my institute within alpine. I am able to search and find the person using their email-id (unique name), first/last names. However, on inserting the email address, the unique name is used as the person's name. For instance if searched for John Herbert (using firstname lastname) I get <a href="mailto:jherb1@...g">jherb1@...</a> - which is correct. Then alpine inserts<br>
</div>To: jherb1 &lt;<a href="mailto:jherbr1@...">jherbr1 <at> myinstitute.org</a>&gt; <br><br>
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</div>To: John Herbert &lt;<a href="mailto:jherb1@...">jherb1 <at> myinstitute.org</a>&gt;<br><br>
</div>How can I achieve this? <br><br>Thanks,<br><div><div><div><div>
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Adrian C. | 28 Aug 18:18 2014

Indenting lists in Alpine 2.x

Hello. I consulted for an organization that used Pine 4.x as their 
favorite MUA (that was cool to see). Helped them move to Alpine 2.x 
among other things.

Every 'problem' or feature request they had afterwords I was able to 
resolve by reading help or in very extreme cases minor patches. But this 
latest question I can't figure out and I'm hoping someone here does.

When justify command is used on lists in Alpine the text is indented 
with the first word of the first line:

1) Words...
   New line

But supposedly Pine 4.x did not do this when using the justify command, 
and it's not desirable behavior for them so they would very much like 
to revert: 

1) Words...
New line, not indented but otherwise nicely 'justified'

Thanks. 

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stef | 25 Aug 18:09 2014
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Fw: Custom Postponed Folder for Roles

errata: in my last post, I meant use the default value "postponed-messages" (on local mail).

--- On Mon, 8/25/14, stef <stef_204@...> wrote:

> From: stef <stef_204@...>
> Subject: Custom Postponed Folder for Roles
> To: alpine-info <at> u.washington.edu
> Date: Monday, August 25, 2014, 6:02 PM
> Hi, Alpine version 2.03 on Linux.
> 
> I'm sure that this question has been asked over and over
> again but cannot see a clear answer to it.
> 
> I have set up several roles.
> 
> Is it possible to configure using a separate Postponed
> folder for each role (and email address)?
> 
> As things are, the Postponed folder used by Alpine to store
> postponed messages composed in ANT role is the default
> folder defined in the normal config.
> Since I defined an IMAP (Drafts) folder there, I do not want
> my messages postponed using a role, to the same default
> Drafts folder.
> 
> Is it possible to configure a Postponed folder to each
> role?
> 
> If not, the only solution I see is to use the "local"
> "saved-message" folder (which is not ideal.)
> 
> Thanks for feedback.
> 
> 
> 
> 

stef | 25 Aug 18:02 2014
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Custom Postponed Folder for Roles

Hi, Alpine version 2.03 on Linux.

I'm sure that this question has been asked over and over again but cannot see a clear answer to it.

I have set up several roles.

Is it possible to configure using a separate Postponed folder for each role (and email address)?

As things are, the Postponed folder used by Alpine to store postponed messages composed in ANT role is the
default folder defined in the normal config.
Since I defined an IMAP (Drafts) folder there, I do not want my messages postponed using a role, to the same
default Drafts folder.

Is it possible to configure a Postponed folder to each role?

If not, the only solution I see is to use the "local" "saved-message" folder (which is not ideal.)

Thanks for feedback.

stef | 25 Aug 11:49 2014
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Spell Check - Aspell

Hi,

New Alpine user, running it on Linux box.
(Incidentally, which is more active or preferred, this list or the comp.mail.pine group?)

I have set up aspell as the spell checker, using this command in the default speller config option unser S | C |
speller: aspell -c
This works perfectly well.

However, I would like to invoke aspell to prompt me for WHICH languages/dictionary file to use.

% aspell dump dicts
en
en-variant_0
en-variant_1
en-variant_2
en-w_accents
en-wo_accents
en_CA
[clip]
es

In other words, I would like that when using <Ctrl + T> in Compose (to send to spell check), aspell /Alpine
should present me with the list of dicts from which to choose, and, for example, if writing in Spanish, I can
choose the "es" file, etc.

I have searched for that on the web and tried a few commands but have not been able to get it to work.

Has anyone here been able to produce the above described result?

Thanks.
Olaf Skibbe | 24 Aug 17:09 2014

Bug when attachements are stored?

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Hello list,

I seem to experience a bug in alpine 2.02 (Debian stable).

I assume that this list is the right place for this
observation. Please correct me if I am wrong.

In detail: I use IMAP to access a mailbox on a server which is running
postfix (if I interpret the header correctly). I got a mail with a
large (25M) PDF attachment and opened it from alpine with the pdf
viewer by selecting the attachment. Alpine then shows the increasing
percentage of downloading the attachment from the server. Since this
took some time and I changed my mind I interrupted this process by
hitting ^C. Afterwards I chose "v" to view the attachment and "s" to
save it. Without an error message Alpine then saves a file which is
only a fraction of the attachment. It seems to be the fraction which
was downloaded for viewing until it was stopped by ^C. By storing the
whole e-mail locally, I could access the complete PDF.

A hint in case this is not a bug or if this is fixed already would be
welcome.

Cheers,
Olaf

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Porcelain Mouse | 19 Aug 19:17 2014
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GPG, ppf, & pinentry

Hi All,

I'm afraid I don't remember all of the little changes I've made that lead 
the current situation, but I've come to a point where I could use your 
advice.  I'm currently using Doug Barton's ppf filter package to 
send/receive PGP crypto-messages with Alpine.

I can no longer use the default GUI-based pinentry program because it 
doesn't accept copy/paste from the clipboard system(s), which is how my 
password manager works.  So, I have GPG configured to always invoke 
pinentry-curses, instead.  But, as is documented in ppf, pinentry-curses 
is not compatible with the ppf_sign filter.  I can't think of a solution.

I'm using an embarrassingly bad workaround: if I sign something else first 
from another terminal session using pinentry-curses, then, when I use the 
ppf_sign send-filter from Alpine, my key is already unlocked and I don't 
have to interact with pinentry called by ppf_sign.  However, 
pinentry-curses uses 100% CPU and doesn't quit after the message is sent. 
I have to kill it manually every time I send a signed message.  Ugh.

The second problem I have is that ppf_mime doesn't always work.  It worked 
for me a few days ago when I used it for the first time in many years.  I 
was so happy.  But, it hasn't worked for the three subsequent messages I 
received from the same sender.  I don't understand.  The only difference I 
can see between the message that worked and the ones that didn't is that 
the first message that worked had only two parts, while the other messages 
that didn't work had three parts.  All of the messages were constructed 
using GPG-tool, an Apple-Mail plug-in.

1) Is ppf still a good option, or has the landscape changed?

2) Does anyone have any thoughts on the symptoms I describe verifying
    mime-attached signatures?

3) Specifically with pinentry, I'm sympathetic to the developers.  I get
    it.  But, if we can tolerate a bit of off-topic discussing for a
    second, I'm interested in how people work with pinentry and password
    managers, these days.

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PMouse
Dan Mahoney, System Admin | 7 Aug 01:04 2014

Occasional problems with sending filters

Hey there all,

I'm using Doug Barton's (cc'd) excellent PGP scripts to send encrypted 
mail with alpine and FreeBSD 8.x

Once in a while, about 1 time out of 20 (not easily reproducible), the 
script will hang up on return.  Ctrl-c and whatnot don't seem to help, GPG 
seems to no longer be running when it happens (and the shell script 
doesn't show up in ps, either).

In fact, what I'll see in ps, for that terminal is:

%ps -a -t 29
   PID  TT  STAT      TIME COMMAND
  2455  29  Z+     0:00.11 <defunct>
32922  29  Is     0:00.01 /bin/csh
95193  29  I+     6:57.00 alpine

The only way to get it back is to kill the window, which seems less than 
friendly.

Any ideas what could cause this?  Any ideas what I can do to just enable 
continuous debugging on this, so I can try to catch it when it *does* next 
happen?

Best,

-Dan Mahoney

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--------Dan Mahoney--------
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Dan Mahoney, System Admin | 6 Aug 07:29 2014

Piping messages to spamassassin fails when I have a weird prompt

All,

BACKGROUND:

I'm having an unusual issue.  I use tcsh, and have my prompt set within 
screen thusly:

set prompt="%{\ektsch [$HOST]\e\\%}"\%
alias postcmd   'printf "\033%s%s %s %s\033\\" "k" "\!#:0" "\!#:$" 
"[$HOST]"'

Which is to say, a normal shell will look like:

tsch [prime.gushi.org] in my windowlist, and commands will look like:

tail procmail.log [prime.gushi.org]

(The code grabs the first and last word in the command -- which in unix is 
usually the operative thing).

THE PROBLEM:

When I use the unix "pipe" command it spawns a full subshell of whatever 
I'm using in /etc/passwd before it tries to open the pipe, which executes 
my .cshrc -- I don't see an option to control this.

This is evidenced by two things:

1) my prompt changes to the name of the pipe (or to the name of the 
viewer, if I've used one, like Lynx), and doesn't get re-set to "alpine".

2) When I try to pipe a message somewhere, in the raw output, I get all 
the prompt noise:

?kendif endif [prime.gushi.org]?\?k  [prime.gushi.org]?\?k 
[prime.gushi.org]?\?k  [prime.gushi.org]?\?kmore more 
[prime.gushi.org]?\From chappa@...
Sat Jul 26 16:45:53 2014
Return-Path: <alpine-info-bounces@...>
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.3.2 (2011-06-06) on 
quark-vm.gushi.org
X-Spam-Level: *

Oddly, this happens even if I unset the prompt and precmd aliases for 
Alpine's original window.

When I try to pipe to, say, /usr/bin/env, I don't see anything I can try 
to add to my .cshrc to let it not fire for alpine subshells.  Nor do I see 
an option in the alpine config as to which subshell to use (/bin/sh would 
be fine for this).

I can't find a good way to tell alpine to tell that shell *not* to read 
its startup commands, and instead just inherit the environment of the 
alpine process.

Ideas?

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Gushi on efnet/undernet IRC
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Gregory Heytings | 26 Jul 19:33 2014

Signing problems


Hi list,

I try to sign emails with Alpine (latest version, 2.11).

I created a "free email certificate" on the Comodo website, and I exported 
that certificate (from within Google Chrome) as a PKCS12 file <email>.p12 
with a password <p12-pass>.

This file apparently contains two keys: a private key and a certificate (= 
public key?).  I tried various ways to extract these two keys, and I put 
them respectively in the ~/.alpine-smime/private and 
~/.alpine-smime/public directories.

I converted that .p12 file into a .pem file, with the command "openssl 
pkcs12 -in <email>.p12 -out <email>.pem", with a passphrase <pem-pass>.

Then I tried to:

1. Use the .pem file as a .key file, after changing its extension, as 
indicated in the Alpine "Notes on Configuration and Preferences".

2. Use the .pem file as a .key file *and* a .crt file.

3. Extract the two keys by hand from the .pem file, the certificate in 
<email>.crt and the private key in <email>.key.

4. Same as 3, but keep the "Bag Attributes" lines before the keys.

I am asked to type the <pem-pass> when I send an email, and the signing 
process seems to work.  But when I read the message I just sent, or the 
message that the recipient gets, I keep having "Couldn't verify S/MIME 
signature: certificate verify error" messages, with a "This message was 
cryptographically signed but the signature could not be verified." in the 
mail body.

I also tried to extract the keys directly from the <email>.p12 file, with 
various recipes found on the Internet, but without success (I get the same 
error messages than above):

1. "openssl pkcs12 -nocerts -in <email>.p12 -out <email>.key" and "openssl 
pkcs12 -clcerts -nokeys -in <email>.p12 -out <email>.crt"

2. Same as 1, after manually removing the "Bag Attributes" lines before 
the keys

3. "openssl pkcs12 -nocerts -in <email>.p12 -out <email>.key" and "openssl 
pkcs12 -clcerts -in <email>.p12 -out <email>.crt"

4. Same as 3, after manually removing the "Bag Attributes" lines before 
the keys, and removing the private key that remained in the .crt file

5. "openssl pkcs12 -in <email>.p12 -out <email>.key" and "openssl x509 -in 
<email>.key -inform PEM -out <email>.crt"

Obviously I am doing something wrong and/or I misunderstand something... 
but what should I do to get this working?

Many thanks in advance,

Gregory
Bret Busby | 14 Jul 09:34 2014
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Are there any known problems connecting to dovecot

Hello.

My web hosting ISP, from whence my incoming email is obtained, has, in 
the last week, changed some of its hostings, and is now apparently using 
Dovecot as the IMAP server.

I have, in the past, over many years, used PINE/ALPINE, to connect with 
various IMAP/POP servers, but I have not previously encountered the 
Kafka-esque mess that is the procedure of connecting to the Dovecot 
mailserver.

In the process of logging in to the Inbox, using ALPINE 2.00, I have to 
use mutiple key presses, before a keypress has any effect, including, 
when entering the username and the return, and, the number of keypresses 
that need to be used, vary according to which character key is being 
pressed, and, which position in the string. So, a "b" in one position, 
may take 45-100 key presses, before it appears on the screen, and, in 
another position, two key presses. And, when I press the <Enter> key, 
when it finally has an effect, a different username to what I have 
entered, may be displayed, as the username, for which to enter the 
password. And, In order to get through the process, I am required to 
abort the logging in, and then try again, as part of the required 
process.

I have not, in the twenty-odd years that I have been using email, and, 
the Internet and its predecessors (here in Australia, we had AARnet, as 
a network that was connected to ARPAnet), seen anything like this. It is 
like the interface is on heroin, or something.

So, I am wondering, are there any known or observed, problems, in 
connecting to Dovecot, with ALPINE? Or, is it that the hosting ISP, has 
botched it (it is clear, to me, that the ISP did not properly test the 
implementation, before taking it online)?

Thank you in anticipation.

--
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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