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    Default Help me replace Outlook

    I just saved a very old pc from the landfill by installing opensuse. It belongs to a non-profit outfit on a tight budget. They have been running Windows XP on a server that no one there has the slightest idea how to manipulate.

    I want to give this opensuse pc to a guy that will need it for the internet, an occasional letter and email. Do you have any tips that I can use to get his Outlook email moved to suse? That sounds like I'm asking to move his email over. What I really want is for him to be able to send and receive email on a windows network.
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    Hi there,

    Sending / receiving email will work completely fine when talking to a mail server on a windows network. You can just set up Thunderbird to use his account settings, and you should be fine. Thunderbird supports both POP3 and IMAP so either way you should be set.

    Email protocols are standard regardless of what OS you are running. Mostly.

    If he is authenticating through MS Exchange or on a VPN this will complicate things.

    Pete

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    If you really need to use outlook just install crossover.

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    Thanks for the info. I didn't think of Crossover (or wine) and no one there would know if they are running an Exchange Server.

    One thing really bugs me about this forum. I searched on "New Posts" and this thread did not pop up. I couldn't believe that there would be no replies, so I kept looking and here they are. But, I often have interests in many threads and won't remember to look for something new in each one. /rant off

    I'll start with the easy stuff first: Thunderbird. Won't Kmail get the job done?
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    Won't Kmail get the job done?
    Of course it will. Its what I've been using for last few years.

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    Default Re: Help me replace Outlook

    If you want to access exchange mail evolution is your best bet
    @jaybott outlook doesn't work with wine or Crossover

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    Default Re: Help me replace Outlook

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffro View Post
    @jaybott outlook doesn't work with wine or Crossover
    This is incorrect - Outlook 97-2003 works fine over Crossover, only 2007 doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffro View Post
    If you want to access exchange mail evolution is your best bet
    @jaybott outlook doesn't work with wine or Crossover

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    Default Re: Help me replace Outlook

    Well I use Thunderbird. Works just fine.
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    Default Re: Help me replace Outlook

    But can you access an exchange server with Thunderbird, so far i've only been able to do it with evolution. @Chrysantine ok i stand (sit) corrected)

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