Pine's message composition editor is also available as a separate
stand-alone program, called PICO. PICO is a very
simple and easy-to-use text editor offering paragraph justification,
cut/paste, and a spelling checker.
New in version 3.92, Pine's built-in file manager - used, for example, to
select a file for retrieval into the body of a message being composed - is
available as a stand-alone program for Unix hosts, called PILOT (for
"Pine's Lister of
MIME stands for "Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions". It is
an Internet standard which allows transfer of binary files
(word-processing documents, spreadsheets, images, sounds, etc.) between any
compliant mailers, such as Pine. You can get technical information about MIME from the section Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) in the
Pine Technical Notes.
Ongoing discussion on MIME takes place in the newsgroup
comp.mail.mime. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list about MIME that
is posted regularly to the newsgroups comp.mail.mime, comp.answers and news.answers, and also accessible at the URLs:
The MIME FAQ contains an appendix with useful information about MIME types.
IMAP stands for Internet Message
Access Protocol. It is a method of
accessing electronic mail or bulletin board messages that are kept on a
(possibly shared) mail server. In other words, it permits a "client"
email program to access remote message stores as if they were local; Pine is
such a client. For more details on IMAP, please visit
the World Wide Web site The IMAP Connection at the URL:
Pine® Information Center
Modified: September 23, 1998