After you've imported a folder into your PC's mail program, you can delete the folder in Pine, if you no longer need to use it on SCN.
You also can separately store old Pine folders on your PC that you no longer need to have in your mail program. For example, you might want to have the text of archived messages available for reference when using non-mail applications. You can read an mbox file into a word processor like Word or Wordpad, and then export it from the word processor as a text (.txt) file. The resulting plain text file will be compatible with a wide range of other applications.
Applying Commands to Multiple Messages
SCN's Pine ordinarily is set up to export only individual messages. To export all the messages in a folder at the same time, you'll need to enable aggregate commands on the Pine setup menu.
From Pine's main menu, press S for Setup, then C for Config. Go to the second screenful of setup options. Find
Highlight it with the arrow keys, then press Enter. An X will appear in the checkbox on the line.
Displaying and Exporting Full Headers
You might want to keep all the header information that Pine stores with each message. Otherwise, when you export a message, Pine removes all but the basic header fields.
On the third screen of Pine setup options, find the line
Highlight it with the arrow keys, then press Enter. An X will appear in the checkbox.
Automatically Saving a Copy of Each Message
You can set Pine to automatically keep a copy of each message you send. This is easier than adding your e-mail address on the Cc: line in each message. On Pine's setup menu, "fcc" is an abbreviation for File Carbon Copy.
On the first screenful of setup options, find
Highlight that line with the arrow keys, then press Enter. Type a filename. The most common name to give the folder is sent-mail.
To export a folder, go to the Pine main menu and
You can then download the file in the usual way.
Pegasus v3.0 automatically finds and indexes any new .mbx files in your directory, each time it runs. For other mail programs, check the documentation about how to import Unix mbox files.
Updated May 15, 1999 - email@example.com