Alpine email client

Alpine is a soft­ware I def­i­nite­ly rec­om­mend for those who like min­i­mal­is­tic ap­pli­ca­tion­s that go straight to the point in or­der to get the things done. It’s an email clien­t, with no GUI, which al­lows me to read emails bet­ter than by means of the web page [1] with­out any dis­trac­tion­s, fo­cus­ing on what is just im­por­tan­t. It is al­so great that shows on­ly the text (the rel­e­vant part of the email) and it can fol­low the links by launch­ing the de­fault brows­er.

It is sim­ple, fast and per­fect­ly suit­able for check­ing my old in­box with week­ly lists up­dates. It’s in­her­it­ed from an old pro­jec­t, called pine, and in Fe­do­ra it can be in­stalled by:

sudo dnf install alpine

Then you just need to con­fig­ure the email ac­count set­tings (one last time to vis­it the page, but that would be the last :-) and you’re ready.

[1] Not for gmail but from another older account I have