See also: E-Mail Clients | Newsreaders | Lynx
Web Site: http://www.washington.edu/pine/
Acronym: Program for Internet News and E-Mail
Recursive acronym: PINE Is Not Elm
A cross-platform E-Mail Client and Newsreader (available for UNIX-like and Windows computers), it is purely textmode but allows even the slowest computer with the most basic monitor e-mail access. Includes spell-checking, mailboxes, and more.
Pine has been officially available since 1989 and still actively used.
Combined with SSH, Pine provides a full e-mail security solution so long as e-mail is exchanged locally or on a VPN.
For e-mail that leaves this local or virtual private network, PGP (and GPG) can be used for encryption.
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