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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:23 pm
by Guest
the latest debian 6 there isnt any email.

please someone tell me how to install a decent email program and get it working in the LXDE desktop ive been serching for over three hours now and im giving up the will to live.

Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:37 pm
by bob_binz
open terminal

sudo apt-get install thunderbird

Any use?  PS, no Pi, but IIRC TB is in deb arm repo.  There may be more lightweight clients available - others will input if so

Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:50 pm
by Guest
package thunderbird has no installation cadidate and fails./

now what.?

im a novice to linux been running that bloatware windows for too many years.

help !!!!

Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:08 pm
by bob_binz
Hmm,  I thought I'd pulled TB from the repo a while ago, but it seems not, in which case sorry....I'll have to step aside and let a knowledgeable person step in! Sorry, don't use email on my pi build

Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:31 pm
by croston
Thunderbird has been renamed Icedove in Debian.

Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:58 pm
by thexman
icedove installls but i couldnt get it to work or run .?

im the same as the original poster looking for email on my PI

does anyone with a PI actually using the latest debian download have a working email program so i can email from a pi to world./?

Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:32 am
by jamesh
After extensive research (about 5 s with Google), I found this...

http://wiki.debian.org/EmailClients

Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:21 am
by Bollard
Couldn't you just install Synaptic and browse the "Email" section? There's a bunch of clients in there.

Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:53 pm
by thexman
ok found a working email application

$ aptitude install evolution

from terminal  the LXterminal in LDXE  works with all my email addresses and all types of servers seams secure and easy not to processor intensisve have a look and try,

the versions shown above seam not to run on Pis. the uname -a shows armv6 and the pKgs are all i386 but evolution is arm6l so it works

Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:00 am
by Chris.Rowland
I tried email in the debian 19-4-2012 with no problems. I'm running using qemu, not the real hardware.

Resize the image and extend the main partition

sudo apt-get install synaptic

set sudo-mode to true

In synaptic review the list of email applications and chose icedove

Install icedove

Run it, follow the setup process, this meant giiving it the name I wanted to use and the username and password for the mail server. Answer a few questions, wait a bit and that was it. It receives and sends email.

Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:13 am
by HerpaMoTeH
You can also install the software center, which will help you a lot in searching a program.

Write in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install software-center