The purpose of this page is to answer commonly asked questions about Pine
and give advanced information related to these answers. The main point of
this page is that much of the help that exists today about Pine is not
completely satisfactory in my opinion, in the sense that it lacks a more
general view. In order to explain this, much of the help is written on the
form of "how do I do this?", or as an explanation of a feature that
already exists in Pine.
This page takes a different approach to helping you improve your experience with Pine. Instead of answering questions or explaining features, this page gives an in-depth description behind each screen and configuration option. I describe each screen, what configuration options relate to it, what are the advantages and disadvantages of setting them. I do also answer questions like "How do I?", but my main intention is to give you a full picture of what you can (and can't) do.
I will try to not to repeat information that can be found in some other places, although sometimes by the nature of this page, this can not be accomplished.
This page is growing, it will have lots of changes in the future, so if you have a suggestion I'd love to listen to it. Just send me an e-mail.
If you are looking for even more documentation for Pine, visit other sites, including Nancy McGough's or Gopi Sundaram's.
How to Use this PageThat's a hard question, at this time there's no interdependency between these pages, so I guess you'll have to read it all. Some care has been taken in putting all relevant information in a adequate place, so for example the information about "News" is under "Collection", because that's where you'll find your News folders in Pine.
|All About General Configuration Options
|Everything you should know about your addressbook
|Information about building Pine from source.
|Information about collection of folders.
|Information about drivers (folders and formats)
|Learn to Configure Maildrops
|How to set up filters and how they work.
|How to set up hooks for folders and how they work.
|How to set up roles and how they work.
|How to set up Scores and how they work.
|The logic behind command names.