Managing Email at the Console
Although the Web drives the Internet economy, emailing remains the Internet's most-used function. It is therefore important that email be fully manageable from the Linux console—and it is. The Pine program provides console users with powerful email management capabilities. To use Pine at the console, however, most users need to configure Linux to retrieve mail from a remote mail server.
Fetching Post Office Protocol 3 or Internet Message Access Protocol Mail
For most people who use a dial-up ISP and many who don't, managing email at the console begins with the process of bringing mail across from a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) capable mail server (used by most Internet service providers) to the local workstation ...