[HLUG] Acer One alternate mail client

Matt Jones matt at mattjones.me.uk
Fri Mar 6 19:56:53 UTC 2009

Thunderbird is good, simple to use but does have a fair bit of
advanced functionality. I used it on my eee with no problems, although
it was cramped on the 7" model, should be fine with the larger screen
of the Acer. It isn't as tied into the desktop as evolution is so it
should install with less issues.


On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Gordon Alabaster
<herelug at centaurus.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have bought my wife an Acer One running Linux and am trying to allow
> her to use it for emails on our common ISP.
> I have set up an IMAP mail system on my server under Ubuntu and split
> specific mail into two folders, one for each of us. I also have dozens
> of folders of historic emails.
> The Acer mail app that comes with the Acer is rather limited, it only
> allows viewing of last 100 emails in Inbox and I can't get it to see
> other folders.
> I tried to install evolution as I have that on the main computer, so is
> a familiar app. It failed to install as it wanted to install gnome-menus
> which conflicts with the xfdesktop files.
> Can anyone suggest an email client I could use instead that is not going
> to mess up existing apps on the Acer? Any thoughts on Thunderbird or
> Balsa?
> Regards
> Gordon.
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