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Another chapter in my 11-year struggle to secure basic email services from my university: 2022

On Hallowe’en 2022, my ability to send email from my professional address at McGill University suddenly stopped. I’ve previously documented my ongoing struggle in this war against monopolization and corruption of open standards by Microsoft, who has McGill willingly by … Continue reading

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Using Email at McGill university: Ongoing suffering of an open-source user, year 9

It’s 2020, and the world has changed. Well, yes, there’s that, but I meant that the world of email has changed. For reasons I won’t speculate and rant about here, the problem of spam has not been solved, and email … Continue reading

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How-to: Alpine and maildir (and offlineimap (and GMail)) — no more maildir patches!

Abstract If you think non-graphical email clients are  efficient or otherwise desirable, and want offline access to your email, this post describes a step forward.  In particular, it describes the set-up of offline-accessible mail through the Alpine (formerly Pine, shortly … Continue reading

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Alpine, offlineimap, and Gmail (under Ubuntu)

Another round of attempts at getting my email to do what I want has left me without success on the alpine+uw-imapd+offlineimap+gmail front, but I have now managed to compile Eduardo Chappa’s infamous (due to licensing issues) maildir patch into alpine. … Continue reading

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Email clients

(Some older thoughts on this on my software/linux page at CPBL unix lessons.) I imagined that switching from alpine to mutt would solve all my problems, but I have been unable to configure mutt to my liking. I reach my … Continue reading

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