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Old 08-27-2008, 10:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy email is now working...

ive been using linuxx for mos now but untill now my email is not yet working, maybe you help me how to use my email here in linux coz id already follow the instruction thru the manual & wizard instruction, Still, it didnt work... guys kindly teach me the procedure step by step please...
Old 08-27-2008, 10:28 AM   #2
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Try to write proper english (or at least avoid typing "coz" instead of "because") - and note that "Linux" is written with one x only. Then provide more information, like what e-mail client are you trying to use for example -- Mozilla Thunderbird, Evolution, Kmail, pine or something else?

Basically, if you want to configure an email account to be used in your e-mail program (the other possibility is to use webmail, which shouldn't be difficult) you need to know the following things:
- incoming mail (pop3 or imap) server address
- outgoing mail (smtp) server address
- username of your email account (do not post it here, nobody else needs to know)
- password of your email account (do not post it here, nobody else needs to know)

In addition you'll need the incoming/outgoing server port numbers, but if they're "as usual", the program probably sets them up itself. The wizards in email programs should ask you the above things (and maybe some others, but those four you need for an account to work) and if you answer correctly, that should be enough.

So: what exactly goes wrong? Can't you finish the initial setup, can't you connect to the servers, do you get a timeout, can't you authenticate or what?
Old 08-27-2008, 10:48 AM   #3
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I assume that your basic internet connection is working---eg that you can connect to websites.

Does your e-mail have web access (webmail)? If so, can you get your mail that way?


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