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[[Image:PINE.png|right|thumb|This is what the PINE interface looks like.]]
PINE is a way of checking your e-mail using the "command line" rather than a web browser. Highly popular, Unless you are a *nix nerd (and thus already know the standard way for students to check their e-mail in intricacies of PINE and are probably running the pastlatest nightly build of Alpine on your MINIX box), it has since decreased in usage and popularityis utterly pointless. This article exists merely as an anachronistic reference to bygone days.  The last class to use PINE more than the web-based IMP [[Email#Webmail|webmail]] was the [[Special:Category:Class_of_2004|Class of 2004]]. Why it took otherwise intelligent Williams students until then to realize that other forms of retrieving e-mail are vastly superior in both functionality and ease of use is a mystery.
==How to use PINE==
See the instructions about using [[SSH]] to login to remote machines. In the instructions, replace '''' with '''' and your WSO user name with your Unix ID. Or, use the easier but '''insecure''' way: Go to Start | Run and type in '''telnet''' and hit Enter. Follow directions belowIt will prompt you for your username (07abc) and password (same as e-mail password), with Enter after each.Then it will say '''terpischore:unix:''' and you should t
===Linux/Mac OS X===Open the Terminal and type in '''telnet ssh''' and hit Enter. (If you are SSHing to for the first time, it will ask you whether you really want to do that. Type '''yes''' and hit Enter.) Follow directions below.
===All operating systems===
It will When you see a command prompt you for your username (07abc) and password (same as e-mail password), with Enter after each. Then it will say '''terpischore:unix:''' and you should type '''pine''', and then Enter.
Now you will see a list of folders, and at the bottom, highlighted, it will ask you to re-enter your username (07abc, but it will actually tell you what your username is) and password. Then press '''I''' to see your inbox, and use arrows (right to see a message, left to return to inbox, up and down to scroll) and the letter commands listed at the bottom to navigate around your e-mail.
In Terminal, go to Preferences. Click on the Declare terminal type ($TERM) pop-up menu to change to vt100.
When ssh'ing into the unix servers using [ PuTTY], when you copy something in your normal windows program (firefox, word, etc.) just right click in putty to paste it in. Also, you can copy and paste lines in PINE by cutting with ctrl-K, and then "uncutting" with ctrl-U.
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