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    Default E-Mail client ?

    I am about to venture into the wilderness and install OpenSuse/KDE (OS) to coexist with Windows 7.
    I presently run Thunderbird as my mail client and was wondering if that is the preferred client under OS ?
    If not, what would you recommend ?
    Will I be able to reference the PAB and local files that are in Windows, from within the OS version of Thunderbird or would I be better off to do an export/import ?

    Oh yeah, while I am at it, how do you refer to OpenSuse/KDE ?
    Is there a commonly accepted acronym ?

    thanks

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    Default Re: E-Mail client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hextejas View Post
    I am about to venture into the wilderness and install OpenSuse/KDE (OS) to coexist with Windows 7.
    I presently run Thunderbird as my mail client and was wondering if that is the preferred client under OS ?
    Thunderbird is a free e-mail client, who is running under Windows and Linux. It has all what you need for mailing. I use it, too.
    Will I be able to reference the PAB and local files that are in Windows, from within the OS version of Thunderbird or would I be better off to do an export/import ?
    I would use export/import.
    Oh yeah, while I am at it, how do you refer to OpenSuse/KDE ?
    Is there a commonly accepted acronym ?
    openSUSE with KDE hasn't got any special name like KUbuntu for KDE and Ubuntu. I say "openSUSE with KDE".

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    On 08/08/2013 04:06 PM, hextejas wrote:
    > I presently run Thunderbird as my mail client and was wondering if that
    > is the preferred client under OS ?


    welcome to Linux...asking a question like that is kinda like asking
    "Which is better, red or blue?"


    > If not, what would you recommend ?


    for the last several years i have used Thunderbird....earlier i used
    several others. i'm not saying Thunderbird is the best, but it good
    enough...does what i want, usually..


    > Will I be able to reference the PAB and local files that are in
    > Windows, from within the OS version of Thunderbird or would I be better
    > off to do an export/import ?


    no idea, have not used Linux and Windows together (actually have not
    used Windows much at all, since '95)



    > Oh yeah, while I am at it, how do you refer to OpenSuse/KDE ?


    first, it is not OpenSuse, not openSuse, not OpenSUSE....it is
    openSUSE, or if you prefer openSUSE(tm)..

    KDE doesn't get much shorter...if you don't have time to type KDE
    then you need to rethink your time management


    > Is there a commonly accepted acronym ?


    not really....some folks have started using oS for openSUSE, but i
    see many many more who use suse or SUSE (both are wrong, because
    openSUSE and SUSE are not the same, we even have different
    forums....visit forums.suse.com and look around..

    you could use oSK, but no one would know what you mean.

    sorry i can't relay the exact single answer answer to both questions..

    for me: i use Thunderbird and KDE in my openSUSE 11.4 Evergreen..

    and, due to superior time management i have the time to type it all


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    Default Re: E-Mail client ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hextejas View Post
    I am about to venture into the wilderness and install OpenSuse/KDE (OS) to coexist with Windows 7.
    I presently run Thunderbird as my mail client and was wondering if that is the preferred client under OS ?
    If not, what would you recommend ?
    Will I be able to reference the PAB and local files that are in Windows, from within the OS version of Thunderbird or would I be better off to do an export/import ?

    Oh yeah, while I am at it, how do you refer to OpenSuse/KDE ?
    Is there a commonly accepted acronym ?

    thanks
    Thunderbird is essentially the same in Linux as it is in Windows.
    KMail is a popular client in KDE but it does have some bugs - particularly around its handling of html. It is getting better all the time but until you get a handle on openSUSE and KDE I'd recommend sticking with Thunderbird - it's one less thing you will need to learn anew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 08/08/2013 04:06 PM, hextejas wrote:
    > I presently run Thunderbird as my mail client and was wondering if that
    > is the preferred client under OS ?


    welcome to Linux...asking a question like that is kinda like asking
    "Which is better, red or blue?"


    > If not, what would you recommend ?


    for the last several years i have used Thunderbird....earlier i used
    several others. i'm not saying Thunderbird is the best, but it good
    enough...does what i want, usually..


    > Will I be able to reference the PAB and local files that are in
    > Windows, from within the OS version of Thunderbird or would I be better
    > off to do an export/import ?


    no idea, have not used Linux and Windows together (actually have not
    used Windows much at all, since '95)



    > Oh yeah, while I am at it, how do you refer to OpenSuse/KDE ?


    first, it is not OpenSuse, not openSuse, not OpenSUSE....it is
    openSUSE, or if you prefer openSUSE(tm)..

    KDE doesn't get much shorter...if you don't have time to type KDE
    then you need to rethink your time management


    > Is there a commonly accepted acronym ?


    not really....some folks have started using oS for openSUSE, but i
    see many many more who use suse or SUSE (both are wrong, because
    openSUSE and SUSE are not the same, we even have different
    forums....visit forums.suse.com and look around..

    you could use oSK, but no one would know what you mean.

    sorry i can't relay the exact single answer answer to both questions..

    for me: i use Thunderbird and KDE in my openSUSE 11.4 Evergreen..

    and, due to superior time management i have the time to type it all


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    Hahahahaha, too funny DD, thanks for the laugh.
    I like to get my acronyms correct and try and pick up the local dialect.

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    I use Thunderbird in a system that dual boots Windows 7 and openSUSE 12.3 with KDE. For me, the easiest way is to set the openSUSE Thunderbird to use the profile that the Windows version already has. The Windows partition containing the Thunderbird profile has to be mounted in openSUSE. I have done this for years and never had any compatibility issues. The two Thunderbirds both use the single profile without errors, so both have all the same messages, PABs, and so on.

    In Windows Thunderbird, in the menu bar, click on Tools, then Account Settings. Click "Local folders" in the left column. In the right section, in the box below "Local directory" note the path something like D:\Thunderbird\Profiles\6fp0ssw7.default.

    In openSUSE, in Dolphin file manager menu bar, click View then have a check by "Show Hidden Files". In your home directory you will see a folder ".thunderbird". In that is a file profiles.ini. You need to edit that to point to the Windows profile folder. Click the file name and it will open in KWrite. Initially, the last two lines will be like
    Code:
    IsRelative=1
    Path=9ymkx3qp.default
    In my case, I changed these to

    Code:
    IsRelative=0
    Path=/windows/Win7_D/fnx7nwg1.default/
    where the Path statement is the Linux path to the Windows Thunderbird profile folder. Edit the path to the correct one for your system.

    When you start openSUSE Thunderbird, you will see everything that the Windows version already had. You can switch between operating systems and the Thunderbird content will be the same in both.

    Best regards,
    Howard

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    Default Re: E-Mail client ?

    hextejas wrote:
    >
    > I am about to venture into the wilderness and install OpenSuse/KDE (OS)
    > to coexist with Windows 7.
    > I presently run Thunderbird as my mail client and was wondering if that
    > is the preferred client under OS ?
    > If not, what would you recommend ?
    > Will I be able to reference the PAB and local files that are in
    > Windows, from within the OS version of Thunderbird or would I be better
    > off to do an export/import ?
    >
    > Oh yeah, while I am at it, how do you refer to OpenSuse/KDE ?
    > Is there a commonly accepted acronym ?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    >

    I use SeaMonkey(mail client) to browse these forums using NNTP.
    There whole bunch of mail clients available on openSUSE like claws,
    sylpheed, evolution, thunderbird, kmail, SeaMonkey etc ...
    Choose the one that you like

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