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Old 07-28-2003, 09:48 AM   #1
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Another newbie question - ximian-related


Two things on my "wishlist":

1. I wish Ximian would be able to log onto the AOL server and get my AOL mail - how do I do that? I can't get the settings right for the domain, and while I'm getting rid of my aol box, am still in the process.

2. I would like to have my computer automatically connect and check email during non-peak times, so I can have email on my local drive when I get there. Is there a script or something I can do. Windoze (OK - don't groan too loud!) has the capability to automatically dialup, check, and disconnect. How do I do that in Gnome/RH?

Thanks!
 
Old 07-28-2003, 09:59 AM   #2
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Set up fetchmail to get your mail, then make a cron job to dialup, fetchmail and hangup.

Rute - crond and atd
Scheduling in Linux

# Common e-mail tools
sendmail - postfix - sends mail to local users (and internet when configured correctly)
fetchmail - gets mail from internet accounts (non-Hotmail type)
procmail - sorts and delivers into separate mailboxes
mutt - mail client that sucks less than all the others
Email the Linux Way
Suresh Ramasubramanian's email guide
The Linux Mail User HOWTO
The Linux Electronic Mail Administrator HOWTO
SquirrelMail web mail
Why use Hotmail when there is LinuxMail?

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

Last edited by fancypiper; 07-28-2003 at 10:14 AM.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 10:18 AM   #3
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OK.... ummmmm..

Since I'm really new - not only to RH, but to this site - how do I do those things? Are there sample files, for example?

Thanx!
 
Old 07-28-2003, 10:29 AM   #4
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Yes, check out the links I provided. That is why I posted them.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 10:30 AM   #5
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The person who replied first to your message was kind enough to send you links that may give you the information to do what you asked for.

As for AOL mail--it is in a proprietary format and not readable through Evolution e-mail.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 11:23 AM   #6
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Thanks all

I'll start reading up on these tonight.... appreciate it!

Later.....
 
Old 07-28-2003, 11:45 AM   #7
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I learned the most about e-mail from Suresh Ramasubramanian's email guide.

Basically e-mail isn't one program as you might think from using a monolithic tool for the job. In Linux, the philosophy is one tool that does one job very well and stringing those tools together (dependencies are related to this), so think about e-mail this way:

fetch
sort/deliver
send
read/compose
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:22 PM   #8
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Smile OK - follow-up question...

I've got Ximian for most emails, and got Netscape Mail setup to check my still active AOL mail (plan to delete that account soon - but still need to check at times). How do I set dependencies so that the Ximian mail sees the folder where Netscape has the email downloaded? In other words - can I still see all my email in one interface, even though behind the scenes, two clients are fetching the mail? What are the relationships in the background or user folders? How do I link them?

Thanks!
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:47 PM   #9
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Both use standard mail formats, but I have forgotten where Netscape Mail keeps stuff as I haven't used it since '99. Look in your home directory for maybe a nsmail folder, or there may be a hidden (dot) directory I think it stores stuff in sub-folders below that.

Evolution (is that what you mean when you say Ximian mail?) will depend upon how you set it up as it can use various types of mailboxes (and possibly some non-unix standards as well, I'm not sure). I don't know what the defaults are as I set mine up to work with mutt which I had configured long ago along with fetchmail, procmail and sendmail with guides from Suresh Ramasubramanian's email guide
 
  


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