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Thunderbird and Evolution Email Setup

Posted 08-17-2013 at 11:46 AM by wmromine

After recently upgrading my Linux OS from Squeeze to Wheezy, I needed to re-setup my email, again. My Internet provider is Time Warner Cable ("TWC") with their RoadRunner ("RR") service. Debian uses Evolution for the default email access. Initially, I thought I would search the Internet for the setup instructions, and quickly discovered it was pretty much a waste of time. I have another computer that uses Mozilla Thunderbird, so I just translated the settings to Evolution,...
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Email disaster with Opera, Plan B: Thunderbird

Posted 12-30-2012 at 10:38 AM by flshope

After loosing my email history to some failure associated with the Opera email client, I have not yet decided to attempt a recovery using Opera. If it happened once, it will happen again. I prefer Opera as a browser, but I have soured on its email client.

So, as I mentioned previously, I decided to implement Thunderbird as my primary email client. Thunderbird has some official status with Ubuntu in the sense that it is a part of the standard Ubuntu installation and they provide reliable...
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Email disaster with Opera

Posted 12-08-2012 at 09:11 PM by flshope

I do my email using Opera. Opera is fast as a browser and it's convenient to open web links from emails in the same application.

A few days ago, I had an email disaster. I had just switched from internet work to email only to find, much to my horror, that all my current and previously stored emails had disappeared. Somewhat surprisingly, Opera's email client continued to work normally in terms of downloading and manipulating new emails. I had not been backing up the .opera directory....
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Script to prepare a Thunderbird PAB export for gnokii to write to Nokia series 40

Posted 05-19-2011 at 04:47 AM by catkin
Updated 06-26-2011 at 10:40 AM by catkin (Version 0.2 of the script)

Hello

Here's a script to prepare a Thunderbird Address Book LDIF export for gnokii --writephonebook to write to a Nokia Series 40. The usage is something like:
Code:
cat /tmp/TB.PAB.ldif \
  | prepare_ldif_for_gnokii.awk \
  1>/tmp/ldif.prepared \
  2>/tmp/prepare_ldif_for_gnokii.log
cat /tmp/ldif.prepared \
  | gnokii --writephonebook --overwrite --memory-type ME --ldif \
  2>/tmp/gnokii.stderr
The script:
Code:
#!/usr/bin/awk
...
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Xubuntu 11.04 and contact management (2)

Posted 05-01-2011 at 07:58 AM by ricky_ds
Updated 05-01-2011 at 08:00 AM by ricky_ds

Today I'm following up on my post from yesterday. So far, I have been unable to see any advantage of a standalone contact management client, such as Contacts, Rubrica and KAddressBook. The latter would be the right thing to use in a KDE-environment. Of course, if you click on an e-mail address within one of these address books, you will fire up your primary mail client. But the idea is to be able to use the addresses from within the mail client.

My mail client of choice being Thunderbird,...
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