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How do I archive my email folders using Pine?

These instructions in this will allow you to use PINE to archive your emial.


The instructions below will archive a mail folder from your ONID mailbox. The archived folder will be saved in MBOX format in your ONID home directory. You can then transfer the MBOX format file to another machine if you wish.

  1. SSH?? to shell.onid.oregonstate.edu and run pine. See these instructions for help.
  2. Press (L) FOLDER LIST.
  3. Highlight Mail on imap.onid.oregonstate.edu/tls and press enter.
  4. Highlight the folder you would like to export.
  5. Press (E) Export and enter a filename to export the folder to, or press enter to use the default name (the name of the folder).

If you want to download the archived folder to another computer (maybe to save it to a floppy or CD), follow these directions for accessing your ONID home directory.


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