Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-10-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2007
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 15
Accessing EMail from desktop client(outlook/thunderbird)

Hey everyone

I set up and email server using dovecot and sendmail and am currently accessing all email from SquirrelMail web based client.

I am looking to move from using SM to a desktop based client, specifically Thunderbird or Outlook.

Where abouts would I find all the settings needed to transfer over? It usually asks the name of the pop3/imap server such as or Is it standard to be just Would i just type that in?

Also, what about the SMTP out server? Is this located in a config file somewhere?

Not so bright when it comes to this
Old 10-10-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Northeast Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
Posts: 7,249
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 191Reputation: 191
pop and smtp server names would be the DNS name of your mail server..
you could also use the IP address of your mail server for those entries...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Evolution as Outlook replacement email client for MSN mail? cwej Ubuntu 7 09-03-2006 08:40 PM
Transferring Email from Outlook to Linux Email Client dbindel Linux - Software 5 07-24-2006 08:48 AM
Email Migration. Outlook Express (Windows) to Thunderbird on Linux waspinagermanhelmet Linux - Software 3 05-07-2006 04:08 PM
best email client (read outlook replacement) jsheffie Linux - Software 7 04-19-2005 07:11 AM
Mozilla ThunderBird Email Client christer Linux - Software 2 09-28-2003 02:12 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration