Normally, I access mail using outlook web-app. Is there any possibility to read my mails from terminal?

May be by setting incoming and outgoing smtp servers. Please suggest.

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I have been using alpine on Ubuntu and it works really well.

sudo apt-get install -y alpine

The first time you launch it, get into to the config / setup section and add your environment specific settings. It is expected to save those in ~/.pinerc.

Website: https://www.washington.edu/alpine/

You can view some screenshots here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/130899/how-can-i-configure-alpine-to-read-my-gmail-in-ubuntu


According to this Microsoft article, Outlook.com supports IMAP for remote access, as well as POP3 and SMTP. The servers are:

  • IMAP: imap-mail.outlook.com (SSL/TLS, i.e. IMAPS)
  • POP3: pop-mail.outlook.com (SSL/TLS, i.e. POP3S)
  • SMTP: smtp-mail.outlook.com:587 (STARTTLS)
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    I do understand that outlook.com provides different ways to access mails. Is it possible to read content of e-mails from linux terminal?
    – srand9
    Jun 14, 2016 at 8:26

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