Reading your Partners/MGH Email in Pine

If you have a large number of emails in your Partners/MGH inbox, then pine is going to open very slowly.   Before using pine, it is recommended that you move messages out of your inbox into secondary folders.  Keep your actual inbox at 500 messages or fewer.

Here are the steps to setting up your Partners email account in pine:

1. Contact the Partners Help Desk at 617-726-5085 and ask them to enable IMAP access from your Exchange email account.    Tell them you work in research and use a linux computer to read your email inside the MGH firewall.  IMAP access has been approved for this use case.