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Old 01-15-2009, 07:34 AM   #1
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Epiphany and Walla.com e-mail sending


I tried to use Epiphany Browser and Firefox 3.0.5 to send an e-mail as I can do with Opera 9.63 from an e-mail box I have at www.walla.com but it will not send I get a horizontal red line below the bcc cell of the e-mail. The red line is a warning that the e-mail cannot be sent. Any ideas how to enable the sending through Epiphany and Firefox?
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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Opera has a mail client built into it, Firefox doesn't. Mozilla has the Thunderbird email client but I personally find it offensive.

What distro are you using and are you using a window manager or desktop (KDE, GNOME, etc.)
 
Old 01-19-2009, 02:47 PM   #3
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Randux Many thanks for your reply,

Mandriva 2009.1 Gnome installation

www.walla.com is the English language website of walla.co.il is an external free mail box. I most likely didn't give enough information. I have found that certain browsers because they are built a certain way don't have the possibility to let me use them for this website. Firefox, will in WinXP Pro work walla.com if using the User Agent extension. This or IE Tab make Firefox behave like Internet Explorer. Opera is built differently to Firefox and in Linux does successfully work, and allows the sending and receiving of e-mails. I prefer not to use POP3 and let external boxes like Yahoo/Walla/GMail worry about viruses.

I wondered whether there was a tweak that would allow Epiphany and Firefox Linux versions behave.

I don't want to use Wine unnecessarily as if I wanted to use Windows XP I would boot into it. That would defeat the object of using Mandriva.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:00 PM   #4
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Hi Moshe. POP3 over SSL is just as safe (maybe safer) than regular web mail. Most of the sites you mention will do their virus filtering on all their accounts anyway, not just webmail. And Linux is not commonly affected by viruses, most of which are targeting Outhouse and InternetExploder.

Did you search the mozilla addons site (accessible from the add-ons button in Firefox) to see if there is an add-on for doing what you want?

You can probably set up a regular email client to work with it if you want to. Gnome has the Evolution email client. I don't like it very much but it should work with the rest of your desktop. If you travel and have to sign in from many places without your own computer, webmail is the best choice. If you only use your mail on one computer, consider using an email client. They are so much more flexible, powerful, and pleasant to use than any webmail.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 04:05 PM   #5
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Hi Randux in Wintery Siberia,
I had thought of using a POP3 but I get a lot of mail that may be between 5 and 7 megabyte sent to me, and although I have ADSL 2.5 Megabit connection if I am forwarding these presentations or small often funny movies, I don't see the point of downloading to upload again. This is why I use external boxes also. You are quite right that Linux doesn't suffer the woes of Windows regarding viruses etc, but inadvertently it is possible to pass on a virus to a Windows user. This is a Desktop computer which I recently replaced the Main Motherboard increasing to a 2.4 Ghz Pentium 4. Any way I will consider your sound advice very carefully indeed. Stay Happy and be in touch Moshe in Sunny Israel.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 03:25 PM   #6
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Hi Moshe, it's true that if you just forward big emails and never read them then it doesn't make sense to download them. But if you do read them (or watch them, etc.) then you are downloading them anyway! So it may not be a reason to keep using webmail.

Good luck with your email adventures!
 
  


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