Reading email on the shell machine

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by jon » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:32 am
In another thread about the new beta-webmail:
https://forums.sonic.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1253&start=150#p7909
lr wrote:
If one wants to use seriously low bandwidth, the best way to cope is to use ssh to the shell machine, and there use pine/mutt/elm/... to read the e-mails.

If you're at all concerned about security, I'd be wary of reading email on
Bolt, the shell machine, which doesn't look like it's being actively maintained.
(Some examples: Bolt is running pre-Fedora Red Hat Linux 7 which has been
past end-of-life for a decade, the version 2.4 kernel it's running was built more than
3.5 years ago, and its sshd and openssl are even older, so it's hard to see how they
wouldn't have quite a few unpatched security vulnerabilities by now.)
If I'm misinterpreting Bolt's cruftiness and it actually is being kept up to date despite
appearances, I'd be glad to be corrected.

Otherwise, if you are reading email on Bolt, it would probably be a good idea to use a
different password than for any other sites you use.
by patty1 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:17 am
Sorry, I don't understand: why would sending a password over an SSH connection be insecure?
by Guest » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:58 am
Older versions of ssh have vulnerabilities.
by Guest » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:19 pm
Old unpatched systems may be vulnerable to remote root exploits which would allow the
whole machine to "pwned" (taken over). From there, keystroke-logging can follow.
by spp » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:12 pm
Bumping this topic...

Now that we have new shell machine, is it possible to read sonic.net email
from the shell? If so where would one start?

Steve
by joemuller » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:17 pm
spp wrote:
Bumping this topic...

Now that we have new shell machine, is it possible to read sonic.net email
from the shell? If so where would one start?

Steve


It's always been possible to read your email on shell.sonic.net. I recommend using 'mutt' on shell.sonic.net. For more details, head over to our Shell Access page on help.sonic.com. *

* Short version: log on to shell.sonic.net, run mutt_help.sh, and follow the instructions.

-- Joe M.
Sonic.net System Operations
I'm a proud employee of Sonic.net! :-)
by geomotio » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:08 am
Hi, Can't find 44,000 old emails I'm hoping to delete.
I tried mutt via sh.sonic.net, but it throws: /var/spool/mail/geomotio: No such file or directory (errno = 2)

Any tips? Thanks,
Matt
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