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I am using pine on a KUbuntu linux email server to check my emails. Most of the time when I am under "Inbox", the list of emails is updated automatically so I don't have to do things like pushing the refresh button when I am under web. But sometimes it does not and I have to type "<" to go to the upper level and then select "Inbox" to enter again into the inbox directory to find out that I do receive new emails that are not shown previously. I was wondering what the problem is?

Thanks and regards!

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migrated from serverfault.com May 19 '10 at 20:49

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Hmm hmm. What about Alpine? By the way turning back to pine.. I'd go with source.
apt-get build-dep pine # will grab all the build dependencies
Download pine from the official homepage and use the old method. (Maybe Debian/Ubuntu applied some patch which made this.)

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