PMDF Pine uses PMDF extensively. PMDF must be installed and configured
on the system for Pine to function. Pine uses PMDF to send mail, to
parse addresses, and to save copies of messages you have sent, if the
default-fcc option is set. Once PMDF is configured
and installed on a system, PMDF Pine is usually ready for use, although
Section 7.7.1 and Section 7.7.2 below discuss two installation issues
to check, and Section 7.7.3 below describes tailoring the Pine
environment on a system wide basis.
In particular, note that Pine does not, by default, use IMAP to talk to
your local system, so it is not necessary to have an IMAP
server running on your system just to use Pine. (Only if a
user were to specifically request that Pine treat the local system as
if it were instead a remote system with an IMAP server, by specifying
imap-host field when accessing a folder
collection, would PMDF Pine attempt to make an IMAP connection to the
Pine is installed by PMDF with the privileges SYSPRV and CMKRNL. Without those privileges, users can not send mail, although they can still read mail.