Last Updated on: 17th November 2023, 07:31 pm

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Category: Network
Subcategory: E-mail Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like, Windows
License: Apache
Interface: CLI
First release: December 20, 2007

Alpine (“Alternatively Licensed Program for Internet News and Email” or “Apache Licensed Pine”) – a free and open source, command line, multiplatform e-mail client developed at the University of Washington. Alpine is a fast, easy to use email client that is suitable for both the inexperienced email user as well as for the most demanding of power users. Alpine is based on the Pine® Message System, which was also developed at the University of Washington. Alpine can be learned by exploration and the use of context-sensitive help. The user experience is highly customizable through the use of the Alpine Setup command.

Main features:
– Support for several protocols such as IMAP, POP, SMTP and so on
– Packaged with Pico text editor
– Support context-sensitive help on screen
– Well documented
– Not actively developed plus many more

Alpine was developed by the Office of UW Technology at the University of Washington, from 2013 it is under developing by Eduardo Chappa.

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