debian email setup

Daniel Dalton d.dalton at
Sat Dec 22 15:59:44 EST 2007

Well you can use gnome. Ubuntu is a distrobution of linux...
I find alpine very accessible and if I was you I would go with alpine.
Its command line.

First set up fetchmail.
Google perhaps for
"setting up fetchmail"
and copy a sample .fetchmailrc file.
Replacing the information like username, password and email address as 
well as servers with the correct information.
Also best to make it run as a daemon.

Then set up the sending part in alpine...
Probably best to do all your email work in a user account with the same 
user name for your email address.
Let me know if you want more info.

On Sat, 22 Dec 2007, Keith Barrett wrote:

> I downloaded and installed debian 4.0 from Shane some time ago.
> Have a few days off work over the holidays so thought I would try and get
> e-mail working.
> Anyone know of any documentation for this, needs to be basic as aparte
> from the installation, I have little knowledge of linux.
> Would mutt be a good starting point?
> Been googling and I find that most of the docs assume some knowledge.
> Also, note that things are happening with gnome and ubuntu?  Is this now
> workable or is command line and speakup still more reliable?
> Thanks
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