Pine Email

Default Domain for Return Address

The default domain for outgoing mail for existing users is still libpo.ucdavis.edu. The recommended and default for new users is lib.ucdavis.edu.

The return address of mail sent via pine will be ''. If you wish to change this default to ucdavis.edu you must reconfigure pine as follows.

Existing users who change this setting will be unable to post to mailing lists until their subscriptions have been updated.

Please note that making this change will also affect your recipient addresses. Normally composing an email to 'sally' will expand to ''. After making the change below, email to 'sally' will expand to ''.

  1. Use PuTTY or SecureCRT to login to the mail server 'mail.lib.ucdavis.edu'.
  2. Start pine by typing 'pine' at the command prompt.
    [juser@mail ~]$ pine
  3. When prompted for the username press enter and then provide your email password.
      PINE 4.63   MAIN MENU                           Folder: (CLOSED)  No Messages +
    
    
              ?     HELP               -  Get help using Pine
    
              C     COMPOSE MESSAGE    -  Compose and send a message
    
              I     MESSAGE INDEX      -  View messages in current folder
    
              L     FOLDER LIST        -  Select a folder to view
    
              A     ADDRESS BOOK       -  Update address book
    
              S     SETUP              -  Configure Pine Options
    
              Q     QUIT               -  Leave the Pine program
    
    
    
       Copyright 1989-2005.  PINE is a trademark of the University of Washington.
    HOST: mail.lib.ucdavis.edu  USER: juser  ENTER PASSWORD:
    ^G Help
    ^C Cancel    Ret Accept
                
  4. Start pine and press [s] for setup:
      PINE 4.63   MAIN MENU                          Folder: INBOX      2 Messages  +
    
    
              ?     HELP               -  Get help using Pine
    
              C     COMPOSE MESSAGE    -  Compose and send a message
    
              I     MESSAGE INDEX      -  View messages in current folder
    
              L     FOLDER LIST        -  Select a folder to view
    
              A     ADDRESS BOOK       -  Update address book
    
              S     SETUP              -  Configure Pine Options
    
              Q     QUIT               -  Leave the Pine program
    
    
    
       Copyright 1989-2005.  PINE is a trademark of the University of Washington.
                      
    ? Help                     P PrevCmd                  R RelNotes
    O OTHER CMDS > [ListFldrs] N NextCmd                  K KBLock  
            
  5. Press [c] for config:
      PINE 4.63   SETUP               Folder: INBOX  Message 1 of     2 50% NEW     +
    
    This is the Setup screen for Pine. Choose from the following commands:
    
    (E) Exit Setup:
        This puts you back at the Main Menu.
    
    (P) Printer:
        Allows you to set a default printer and to define custom
        print commands.
    
    (N) Newpassword:
        Change your password.
    
    (C) Config:
        Allows you to set many features which are not turned on by default.
        You may also set the values of many options with that command.
    
    (S) Signature:
        Enter or edit a custom signature which will
    
    ? Help       E Exit Setup N Newpassword S Signature   L collectionLis D Directory
    O OTHER CMDS P Printer    C Config      A AddressBook R Rules         K Kolor
            
  6. Move down to user-domain and press enter. Then type in 'ucdavis.edu' and press enter. If you are migrating then simply blank out the value. The default will be 'lib.ucdavis.edu' if you leave this blank.
      PINE 4.63   SETUP CONFIGURATION                Folder: INBOX      2 Messages  +
    
    personal-name                  = <No Value Set: using "Jane User">
    user-domain                    = libpo.ucdavis.edu 
    smtp-server                    = <No Value Set>
    nntp-server                    = <No Value Set>
    inbox-path                     = {imap.lib.ucdavis.edu/ssl/novalidate-cert}inbox
    incoming-archive-folders       = <No Value Set>
    pruned-folders                 = <No Value Set>
    default-fcc                    = {imap.lib.ucdavis.edu/ssl/novalidate-cert}sent-mail
    default-saved-msg-folder       = {imap.lib.ucdavis.edu/ssl/novalidate-cert}saved-messages
    postponed-folder               = {imap.lib.ucdavis.edu/ssl/novalidate-cert}postponed-msgs
    read-message-folder            = <No Value Set>
    form-letter-folder             = <No Value Set>
    literal-signature              = <No Value Set>
    signature-file                 = <No Value Set: using ".signature">
    feature-list                   =
                Set    Feature Name
                ---  ----------------------
      [ Composer Preferences ]
    Enter the text to be added : ucdavis.edu
    ^G Help
    ^C Cancel    Ret Accept
            
  7. Now press [e] to exit setup and [y] to accept the changes.