Webmail, Pine, Mutt and Elm Configuration

Webmail

SEAS Webmail is available at https://webmail.seas.upenn.edu.

Webmail lets you read email in any modern web browser without the need to install or configure a native client. Webmail has gained features on par with native email programs and many users exclusively use webmail to manage email due to its convenience.

SEAS Webmail does not currently support single sign-on (SSO), so you will be prompted to enter your username and password the first time you visit it during your browser session (it will accept your PennKey password or a SEAS password, if you have set one). Little or no configuration is required, and you will have access to your incoming mailbox and any mail folders that would be available to you from a text-based mail reader such as Mutt or a regular IMAP client such as Thunderbird. Because SEAS Webmail supports IMAP subscriptions, some folders may be hidden from view. Simply click on the gear icon below the folder list and select Manage folders to make them visible.

If you use SEAS Webmail in a public place or on a computer you don't control, be sure not to allow your password to be saved and to exit from your browser (not just close the window) when you are done.

Mutt

Mutt is preconfigured on SEAS servers such as eniac with these settings in the user's .muttrc file:


set imap_user = $LOGNAME 
set spoolfile=imaps://$LOGNAME.mail.seas.upenn.edu/INBOX
set folder=imaps://$LOGNAME.mail.seas.upenn.edu/~/Mail/
set certificate_file=~/.mutt/certificates
#aliases
source ~/.mutt/aliases
set alias_file=~/.mutt/aliases
set editor="pico -t"
# set up gpg
source /usr/local/doc/mutt/samples/gpg.rc

With these settings, Mutt will ask you for your password each time you start it. To avoid this, run kinit before launching mutt and enter your PennKey password to obtain a kerberos ticket. The default ticket lasts 8 hours, and mutt will try kerberos authentication before asking you for a password.

Send yourself a test message, and check for new messages. If you do not receive the test message, use webmail and send email to CETS explaining the problem and any error messages you have received.

Pine

Pine is preconfigured on SEAS servers such as eniac with these settings in the user's .pinerc file:


inbox-path={${LOGNAME}.mail.seas.upenn.edu/ssl/user=${LOGNAME}}INBOX
folder-collections=Mail {${LOGNAME}.mail.seas.upenn.edu/ssl/user=${LOGNAME}}~/Mail/[]

With these settings, Pine will ask you for your password each time you start it. To avoid this, run kinit before launching Pine and enter your PennKey password to obtain a kerberos ticket. The default ticket lasts 8 hours, and Pine will try kerberos authentication before asking you for a password.

Send yourself a test message, and check for new messages. If you do not receive the test message, use webmail and send email to CETS explaining the problem and any error messages you have received.

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