Talk:Pine (email client)

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separation of messages[edit]

The pine program reads the inbox file and shows the first line of each message. How does the Pine identify the beginning of a new message in the file? dima (talk) 11:02, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

pine reads standard mbox files, whose format is known. Basically, the start of a message is identified by a line beginning with "From ". StaticSan (talk) 04:40, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Mac Pine?[edit]

I heard of a program called MacPine, but there doesn't seem to be an article about in Wikipedia.

The main article could be improved if there were a reference to MacPine. Contributions/ (talk) 19:32, 15 June 2009 (UTC)


I wonder if the university web site might be incorrect on the 1989 date. I distinctly remember using PINE on a university UNIX machine in the mid 80s. I was in Africa in the Peace Corps from October 1987 to the end of '89. So there's no way I used it then. - Parsa (talk) 01:44, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

"inspired" Pico?[edit]

its message editor inspired the text editor Pico Pico = Pine composer. Pine's message editor didn't inspire Pico, it is Pico.-- (talk) 22:27, 18 October 2013 (UTC)