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Changing Thunderbird settings Ubuntu12.04

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject: Changing Thunderbird settings Ubuntu12.04 Reply with quote

I have just jumped ship from BT to Plusnet and I am having trouble with "editing" the Thunderbird (24.5.0) Account Settings to suit.
Despite entering the Plusnet settings I can neither send nor receive (I have a Yahoo account for testing this sort of occasion).
I am left wondering if I should be doing it as root, but I can not remember doing so previously.
A little (or a lot) of advice would be most appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Changing Thunderbird settings Ubuntu12.04 Reply with quote

catgate wrote:

Despite entering the Plusnet settings I can neither send nor receive (I have a Yahoo account for testing this sort of occasion).


These two bits together don't make sense. If it's a Plusnet email account, then you use their settings, if it's a Yahoo email account, you use theirs.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Changing Thunderbird settings Ubuntu12.04 Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
catgate wrote:

Despite entering the Plusnet settings I can neither send nor receive (I have a Yahoo account for testing this sort of occasion).


These two bits together don't make sense. If it's a Plusnet email account, then you use their settings, if it's a Yahoo email account, you use theirs.

Yes, I must admit to not making sense sometimes (always, if you listen to Mrs catgate)

The Yahoo account that I mentioned is a freebie through the Yahoo UK Search site. I use it very little, but it useful in cases like the present, where I can send myself an email, from one to the other, to check that I have a connection that is working.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you've followed the guide here?
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
So you've followed the guide here?


No!('Embarassed')

I have trawled through all manner of things this afternoon but obviously I was looking in the wrong places. Although I did find lots more that confused me even further.

Thanks for that. I shall endeavour to stop my head from spinning and try once again. I am presuming one does not need to use root. I can not remember doing so in the past?
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never used root for setting up or using any e-mail program, so no.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I finally managed to "send" to my yahoo box but can not receive from anywhere, There must be a great heap somewhere, because due to BT's abilty to "move in mysterious ways" we have had nothing in for about a week now. (line constipation perhaps).
I'm going for my cocoa!!!!
I'll try again tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CURED!
Thanks Rhakios.
It turned out to be a port setting.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to know my MO has worked again: point them in the right direction, then sit back and wait until they get it right. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Nice to know my MO has worked again: point them in the right direction, then sit back and wait until they get it right. Wink


I used to use that MO when I was courting!!!!
That's a long time ago.
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