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NCAussie 09-30-2003 08:45 AM

Email Question
Thanks for all the help you guy's have given me on my last two posts.

I have installed my old SuSE8.0 pro and am using it home and really enjoying it.

I just don't know how to set up my email accounts to work. I have tried doing it with YaST and inside Kmail, but don't know which field(s) I need to fill out. I know on my windows sys you specify incoming and outgoing email with smtp/pop3.

Any suggestions?

Thymox 09-30-2003 09:39 AM

If you want a nice Outlookesque email client, then take a peek at Evolution. It is easy to setup and could easily be a drop-in-replacement for Outlook.

Alternatively, if you want an Email client that does email, email and email... ie you don't want a calendar, clock, washingmachine as part of your email client then I can recommend Sylpheed. It also does 'news', but that's a different story. It too is easy to setup.

You should check with your ISP for the pop/smtp addresses to use, but as a generalisation they are usually along the lines of:
Incoming =
Outgoing =

Sometimes it is only, sometimes it is pop3. Try one and if it doesn't work, try the other... and if that doesn't work then ask your isp for details - and do not take 'just click here in outlook' for an answer!

If you were using Hotmail through Outlook then things a much more complicated!

Hope this helps.

NCAussie 09-30-2003 12:42 PM

I went to the Ximan/Evolution web page. I think that is exactly what I'm looking for but...they say it is only supported for SuSE on the 8.2 version.

Are you running it on a different distribution?

Thymox 09-30-2003 06:49 PM

I've run it on Mandrake 9.1 absolutely fine. There is even a version available for your SuSE 8.0 release. Check here.

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