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Using Alpine


Deskmail, Alpine, and Pine will be fully retired on December 31, 2018.  Access to the accounts will end, and all data will be deleted.

Users of these systems are responsible for migrating their email and files to UW Exchange Online and the Microsoft Office365 suite or to UW Gmail and Google G Suite, taking care to preserve UW records according to records management guidance and the General Records Retention Schedule or the UW Medicine Records Retention Schedule.

Please see details about this Email Modernization Program:

The Alpine email client can be used with many email services. Alpine is suitable for both the inexperienced email user as well as for the most demanding of power users. Alpine is available for Unix, Microsoft Windows and as a Web-based mail user agent.

Alpine and Pico (Alpine’s message composition editor) were designed at the University of Washington.

Using Alpine with UW (deskmail) email

The Web version of  Alpine is a fast, easy-to-use email client which can be used for interacting with UW (Deskmail) Email. No installation is necessary. Simply go to the Web Alpine website for UW (Deskmail) Email).

More information (and Alpine software)

You’ll find documentation and links to download the Alpine software at: