ALERT: NO $HOME/.mh_profile not found, mh format names disabled”; and Cone lists several funny-named folders, like “
#ftp” and “
When connecting to an IMAP server for the first time, Cone reads server's list of default mailboxes. UW-IMAP server's list of default mailboxes includes optional folders it is capable of supporting, even if those folders are not actually configured and enabled, which includes MH folders. When Cone asks for the number of messages in the “#mhinbox” folder, the UW-IMAP server reports an error unless the account already has an MH-format mailbox (which is usually not the case).
Therefore, manual adjustments are needed after opening
an UW-IMAP account for the first time. Highlight each
unwanted mail folder, and press D to delete it. Leave
only “INBOX” and “Folders”. The “Folders” directory will
usually open the server account's home directory. The
default UW-IMAP server configuration provides IMAP access
to the entire server account's home directory. In most
cases mail folders will not exist in the home directory,
but in a subdirectory, such as “Mail”. Display the contents
of the account's home directory by opening “Folders”, highlight the
“Mail” subdirectory, then
then T. This
action creates a top-level shortcut to
$HOME/Mail, after which the top-level
“Folders” entry may be
deleted, leaving the UW-IMAP server account showing only
“INBOX” and “Mail” as the initial list of
folders. This is usually the preferred UW-IMAP server
ERROR: Your display appears to be set to the UTF-8 character set. This application cannot display this character set. If this application did not read the display character set name correctly, the name of the display's character set name can be manually specified using the CHARSET environment variable. Otherwise reconfigure your display to use a supported character set and try again.”
Cone requires the wide-character version of the Curses library in order to support UTF-8 displays. Some Linux distributions (or other systems) may not include a wide-character Curses library. The INSTALL file contains instructions for building a UTF-8 capable version of Cone for Red Hat 9, and earlier.
ERROR: Your display appears to be set to the ANSI_X3.4-1968 character set. This application cannot display this character set. If this application did not read the display character set name correctly, the name of the display's character set name can be manually specified using the CHARSET environment variable. Otherwise reconfigure your display to use a supported character set and try again.”
This error is reported if
or some other locale-related variable is not set. A
similar error naming some other character set indicates
that this character set is not supported by Cone. Cone supports most ISO-8859 and
Cyrillic character sets. When built with a wide-character
enabled Curses library Cone can also display UTF-8, and
some East Asian character sets.
The server is running old POP3 code that does not implement all the modern POP3 features. Instead of trying to configure a POP3 account, configure a POP3 maildrop account instead. A POP3 maildrop account will work with servers that do not implement the modern POP3 protocol.