[vcf-midatlantic] why all my email is plain text

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 20:35:20 UTC 2021

I heard that PINE is Not Elm, but I wasn't ever so sure....


> On Jul 2, 2021, at 3:57 PM, Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> I usually ssh into their NetBSD server and use the PINE email program.
>> It's fast, responsive, and allows me to manage my email effectively.
>> It also means that it's nearly impossible for malware, spyware,
>> tracking cookies and other HTML atrocities to run.
>> [admittedly, PINE has a LYNX ability to text-display HTML].
> High five fellow Pine mail client user (alpine here!) I have my own server co-located at a Tier-1 internet facility. Just done it for years. Lots of friends have shell accounts on it and it usually hits 5 9's of uptime. Extra capacity if VCF needed something.
> I call an external program to look at HTML links that is a just a script with a pause, so I can copy and paste the URLs that wrap around the terminal window 17 times.
> Used to run NetBSD on it even, but once we went virtualized at the time BSD didn't behave well so moved off of it. Kind of miss it though.
> 		- Ethan

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