[HLUG] Acer One alternate mail client

Paul Stenning paul at vintage-radio.com
Sat Mar 7 01:19:03 UTC 2009

I don't know what it's like on the Acer One (I'll be interested to know 
as I'm thinking of buying one) but I use Thunderbird for email myself 
and we use it on all the PCs at work (WinXP) and it works very well. 
Unlike Evolution, Thunderbird is just an email client, though you can 
add the Lightening add-on if you want an calender and task list.

Best regards,
Paul Stenning


Matt Jones wrote:
> 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.
> Matt.
> 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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