[SOLVED] Using Lynx text browser with Zimbra mail

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[SOLVED] Using Lynx text browser with Zimbra mail

Postby Bill Lee » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:34 pm

Does the text browser lynx work well with Zimbra mail?
I'm being forced to convert from the compact text client mutt

to Zimbra.
Is Zimbra friendly to the blind and those who are mouseless?
Linkname: Blynx

BLYNX: Lynx Support Files Tailored for Blind and Visually Handicapped Users

URL: Blynx: Speech-Friendly Lynx Help Files


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[SOLVED] Using Lynx text browser with Zimbra mail

Postby uxbod » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:10 pm

Welcome to the forums :)
You should still be able to access your email using Mutt and POP3/IMAP instead of the the HTML or Ajax client.
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[SOLVED] Using Lynx text browser with Zimbra mail

Postby jholder » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:40 am

Oddly enough, I use lynx all the time.
It won't work with the AJAX client, but It works great with our HTML client.
It's very good with our mobile client.
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[SOLVED] Using Lynx text browser with Zimbra mail

Postby Bill Lee » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:49 pm

[quote user="jholder"]Oddly enough, I use lynx all the time.
It won't work with the AJAX client, but It works great with our HTML client.
It's very good with our mobile client.[/QUOTE]
I thought that might be the case.

The demos before the Great Change, show that you

can only manipulate a few of the email headers in the client

while with mutt, search, change and so was in the 10s of thousands.
Lynx wouldn't work with Yahoo mail until I found the

clue called emacskeys options as in
lynx -emacskeys mail.yahoo.com
So maybe that might solve the AJAX dilemma.
How can people write software without a text option for

the blind?
I use the Blynx option for better "viewing"

Blynx: Speech-Friendly Lynx Help Files

BLYNX: Lynx Support Files Tailored for Blind and Visually Handicapped Users
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[SOLVED] Using Lynx text browser with Zimbra mail

Postby Bill Lee » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:00 pm

[quote user="uxbod"]Welcome to the forums :)
You should still be able to access your email using Mutt and POP3/IMAP instead of the the HTML or Ajax client.[/QUOTE]
No, they say there is going to be a fork and we have to use a Zimbra server

"Currently we are running Zimbra Collaboration Suite version 5.09."
I'm not sure the "newimap.domain.name" will work with the present mutt client after the Great Change.
I'll try it out, and fall back on Lynx if it doesn't work. They used to use webmail which I try not to use with its extensive limits on mail handling.
Before mutt, we had elm as a mail client, with the pine as another option. We prefer text options, rodentless.
Never try webmail from a popserver in a foreign country where the datarate is 28 kbaud. Oy!
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[SOLVED] Using Lynx text browser with Zimbra mail

Postby Bill Lee » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:57 pm

Ok, Lynx works, even in the Blynx (blind lynx) version.
To make it look better, I have to change the defaults (HTML) view,

and drop the show text of message in header display.

I was shocked!! to see spelling mistakes in the on-line Preferences

set up. [ Diplay instead of Display, color instead of colour ]
Odd that d or delete a message brings up the message list again rather than just move to next message.
But better than that I can go back to mutt, the elm successor and great email client.
> This is what George Lee (ICAT Systems Consultant) provided:

>

> "Mutt is not a supported client. Here's the only documentation on

> configuring it with SFU Connect.

>

> Using Mutt: At the root of your Fraser account, create or edit a file

> called .muttrc with these 3 lines (you also need a Mail folder):

> set spoolfile="imaps://imappilot.domainname.com/"

> set timeout=120

> set imap_keepalive=240
And it works!! Mutt barks!
Great.
In this system there is a (dot)mutt directory in the root

and in the .mutt directory is the muttrc file, filled mostly with

"ignore header" commands, a few aliases, and such things as view any

HTML mail with Lynx, etc.
I'm very happy. I can use mutt, or lynx or some other browser to wander around my mail.
Mutt is what I want and my fingers know all the key commands.:D

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