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Setup Pine® for TechMail

Trademark Disclaimer: Pine® (or Program for Internet News & E-Mail) is a registered trademark of the University of Washington. Please refer to the following page for more trademark information: http://www.washington.edu/pine/overview/legal.html

Scope of Support: The instructions in this document are provided for the convenience of those individuals that wish to use Pine® as an e-mail client under Microsoft Windows or Unix/Linux variations. TTU IT Help Central does not provide support for this software beyond the content of this document. Resources are available on the University of Washington website located here: http://www.washington.edu/pine

PLEASE NOTE: This document only contains information necessary to setup Pine® as an email client to connect to a TechMail account. These instructions assume that you are familiar with navigating within the Pine® application and also other general computing tasks such as, but not limited to, file browsing, unzipping, and installing applications under Microsoft Windows and other Unix/Linux based systems. TTU IT Help Central is not equipped to provide support for Unix/Linux based computer systems.

Step 1: Download and Install the Pine® software.

Microsoft Windows:


PLEASE NOTE: you must build the application with SSL functionality in order to use this software to connect to your TechMail account.

Step 2: Configure the Pine® client.

  • Microsoft Windows XP: Locate the PC-Pine icon on your desktop and double-click the icon.
  • Unix/Linux clients: type the command pine in a terminal window.

Step 3: Edit the pinerc configuration file.

Step 4: Exit and Restart