[HLUG] Acer One alternate mail client

Gordon Alabaster herelug at centaurus.demon.co.uk
Sun Mar 8 08:58:51 UTC 2009

Thunderbird is up and running on the Acer One now and looks good for the
job. No dependencies required to install and no clashes with the xfe
desktop. Thanks for the recommendations.

I am getting a complaint about Server Certificate Expired which I am
having to ignore every time I start Thunderbird. I get this on my Dosey
Laptop with Outlook Express, so I need to sort it. Any Ideas?

The other funny I noticed is that the subscriptions I set in Thunderbird
on the Acer One seem to be adopted in the Evolution Client running on my
desktop, which is also the server? I reset these in Evolution and they
reappeared back in Thunderbird! I unselected in Thunderbird and they
were still showing in Evolution but are not ticked in the Subscription
list! Looks like a clash between Thunderbird and Evolution, so perhaps I
should switch to Thunderbird on my desktop as well.

Paul, the first release of the Acer One had a 3 cell battery which
apparently gave a poor battery time. I got mine from John Lewis recently
with a 6 cell battery which gives 4+ hour battery time and also comes
with a 2 year warranty from JL.


On Sat, 2009-03-07 at 01:18 +0000, Paul Stenning wrote: 
> 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
> www.vintage-radio.com
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> 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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