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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?
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:
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?
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