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Email for UNIX/Linux


On Department-Managed Computers

Department managed computers running UNIX/Linux should already be pre-configured to connect to the correct mail server.

On Self-Managed Computers

To configure your own computer to access email, follow the below instructions:

Quick Setup

Mail Server Configuration
  Server Protocol Security Port
INCOMING mail.ucsd.edu IMAP SSL 993
OUTGOING smtp.ucsd.edu SMTP SSL 465

Detailed Setup

pine

pine -pinerc $HOME/.pinerc
vi $HOME/.pinerc
  inbox-path={mail.ucsd.edu/ssl/novalidate-cert/user=USERNAME}inbox
  folder-collections=mail.ucsd.edu {mail.ucsd.edu/ssl/novalidate-cert/user=USERNAME}[]
pine

mutt

vi $HOME/.muttrc
  set spoolfile = "imaps://USERNAME@mail.ucsd.edu/INBOX"
  set folder = "imaps://USERNAME@mail.ucsd.edu/"
mutt

elm

The currently installed version of the elm mailer does not support remote IMAP mail server connections. Try using mutt instead.

nail

NOTE: On some systems, the nail mailer is also known as the "Heirloom mailx" mailer.

vi $HOME/.mailrc
  set NAIL_EXTRA_RC=$HOME/.nailrc
vi $HOME/.nailrc
  set folder=imaps://USERNAME@mail.ucsd.edu
  set ssl-verify=ignore
  set record=+Sent MBOX=+INBOX outfolder
nail

mail/mailx/Mail

For Linux systems, the mail/mailx/Mail mailer may actually run the nail mailer. See the instructions for nail instead.

For Solaris UNIX systems, the currently installed version of the mail/mailx/Mail mailer does not support remote IMAP mail server connections. Try using nail, pine, or mutt instead.

Software