UW Information Technology Service Catalog

Services offered by UW-IT to the University of Washington community

Alpine and Web Alpine Email Software

Service Description: 

For information about how to use Alpine or Web Alpine for email at the UW, go to "Electronic Mail at the UW" at washington.edu/itconnect/connect/email. The remainder of this information is for those who want to install Alpine as an email service.

Alpine is a fast, easy-to-use email client that is suitable for both the inexperienced email user as well as for the most demanding of power users. Alpine is based on the Pine® Message System, which was also developed at the University of Washington. Web Alpine is a Web-based version of Alpine.


UW faculty; UW staff; UW students; anyone who would like to install Alpine and Web Alpine

How to Order: 

To get more information about Alpine and to download the software, go to:


The software is available for download at any time.


No charge.

Service Level Description: 

Alpine (and Web Alpine) is open source software released under the Apache License, Version 2.0. The software is provided on an 'as-is' basis.

Support Information: 

The UW is no longer actively developing Alpine and Web Alpine. However, the UW-sponsored electronic mailing list Alpine-Info covers features, bugs and workarounds, usage, installation, customization and more pertaining to the Alpine software. While unmoderated, it is intended primarily for discussion of matters of interest to systems/email administrators, developers, trainers, user support personnel, and others involved with Alpine messaging on a 'technical' level. For information on how to be added to or removed from the list, see Subscribing to the Alpine-Info mailing list.

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Last Review Date: 
Sat, 2015-04-25
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