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Old 10-27-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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Hi. 1st attempt ever with Linix. Running MS since 1993. Have Ubuntu 11.10 up & running in dual boot w/ winXP. On Roadrunner Broadband w/Linksys wireless. Internet OK. No problem on XP - Outlook Express. Can't get my Thunderbird e-mail to work. All data entered is correct but says it can't find or connect? Also what's a good site for a RealNewbe? Thanks, Bill

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Old 10-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
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Here's a good site for someone new: http://linux.about.com/

Here's a direct link to the tutorial on email, though it might be somewhat dated:
http://linux.about.com/od/linux101/a/desktop09.htm

When I've had connection problems setting up email, it has frequently turned out to be one the security settings for connecting (TLS and the like--except when I misplet my name like I did today).

I change one thing at a time in the send or receive configuration and try again.
 
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:32 PM   #3
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the security settings for connecting (TLS and the like--
Yeah, I find it has a lot to do with the email provider. What are you using? Some of them have tutorials for setting up Thunderbird.
 
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:17 PM   #4
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If you mean which mail client, I use the Opera mail client, though I also have used Thunderbird, Kmail, Evolution, and Sylpheed, but I keep coming back to Opera.

Evolution is less than desirable. Sylpheed is excellent. I like the Kmail interface, but I don't like that it fires up the Akonadi server thingee in the background. I find Thunderbird heavy.

If you mean ISP, Cox Cable here in the US. Their online support isn't very good; they still have tutorials for Outlook Express, for Pete's sake. Comcast, who I used to have before I moved, had excellent online help pages, including for several Linux mail clients.
 
  


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