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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:23 pm

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.

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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:37 pm

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

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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:50 pm

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 !!!!

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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:08 pm

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

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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:31 pm

Thunderbird has been renamed Icedove in Debian.

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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:58 pm

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./?
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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:32 am

After extensive research (about 5 s with Google), I found this...

http://wiki.debian.org/EmailClients
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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:21 am

Couldn't you just install Synaptic and browse the "Email" section? There's a bunch of clients in there.

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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:53 pm

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
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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:00 am

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.

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Re: email in debian 19-4-2012

Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:13 am

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

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