Re: Getting started with paclink-unix

Keith Williamson

Hi Basil,

It appears that perhaps I should have done " pluimap" instead of " plu". I'll work on that upgrade later and just concentrate on sending and receiving email via Mutt.

My understanding (please correct) is that when I compose email with Mutt and then send it, it gets reformatted for Winlink (by postfix MTA?) and deposited in /usr/local/var/wl2k/outbox. The next time I run wl2ktelnet or wl2kax25, the message will be sent to CMS (directly if wl2ktelnet or via RMS if wl2kax25).

If I send email to KF7DRV@... from my Gmail account, it stays on CMS until I retrieve it via paclink. However, I thought when I retrieve it via paclink, postfix would send it to the Mutt inbox. Instead, I find it in /usr/local/var/wl2k/outbox.

Is my postfix configuration messed up somehow?



On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 3:28 PM Keith Williamson via Groups.Io <> wrote:
Hi Basil,

I think all of the infrastructure is in place and working. I just can't get email working. I followed the instructions for configuring Claws. I chose the option to use it for my winlink email client (KF7DRV@...). When I get to the last screen where I save the config, Claws complains that it can't connect to "IMAP server: localhost: 143".

On a separate note, I have tested wl2kax25 to w7ecg-10, kf7vol-10, and kc7oad-10. They all answer up fine and terminate normally. However, when I run " -g CN88tu", it doesn't appear to honor the -g argument. The gateway list it tests appears to be the default list. Here's the output from


Here's the output from " 30 CN88tu":




On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 1:58 PM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

Keith Williamson <hkwilliamson@...> writes:

> Err..meant "Hi Basil". Not to be confused with "Nigel Gunn" over in the
> Chirp forums...

Not a problem. I thought you were referring to Nigel Bruce who played
Dr. Watson to Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes :)

> On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 1:08 PM Keith Williamson via Groups.Io <hkwilliamson=
>> wrote:
>> Hi Nigel,
>> More headway but some hiccups. First the headway:

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