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#1 altonius

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 08:24 PM

Hey, I am using Lubuntu 14.04 in a 5-6 yr-old netbook, which just rocks this otherwise useless machine!

Because of the small screen (10 in.), it can be a pain trying to read my email in Outlook.com, the free version.

I was hoping there was a way to display email in the browser. So far, I have had no success googling it.

Does anybody know of a way to do this? 

Is it possibe?

As always I would appreciate any info, thanks!



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#2 NickAu

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 08:38 PM

I go to outlook.com and log in.

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:07 PM

there is a magnifying application called xmag (it should beon your system). other wise apt/yum should be able to get it for you. I don't know the intricacies of using it so you'll have to look at the man page.

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curiosity got me...to make the region magnified bigger press the middle button and drag. If you only have two buttons press both at the same time.


Edited by bmike1, 15 December 2014 - 09:13 PM.

A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:12 PM

Hey NickAu. I don't quite understand your reply. I get basically the same view but, being a netbook, the center section of the page (where the emails are) is very cramped. Yes, I can enlarge the text but I still have to manipulate page to be able to see everything at once. I was hoping that if I could open Outlook.com, or move each page, in the browser it would just be more user friendly.

So, I hope that makes it clearer. 



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:00 PM

I don't get it, Do you want an email client?



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:25 PM

I don't get it, Do you want an email client?

 

Seconded.

 

Hi altonius.

 

Nick do you think altonius might be better off enabling Thunderbird (which is on most Distros but not enabled by default, unlike Firefox) and then linking his Outlook a/c to T-bird? Just puts his mail a click or two away from the browser option.

 

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:26 PM

 

do you think altonius might be better off enabling Thunderbird (

Yes.



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:16 AM

NickAu: I apologize, I obviously wasn't making myself clear enough.

 

wizardfromoz: You got it. That's what I was looking for. Appreciate the info, g'day!



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 03:13 PM

 

Many Linux distributions include Thunderbird by default, and most have a package management system that enables you to easily install Thunderbird. Generally, you should install from the package management system, because it will:

  • Ensure that you have all the required libraries
  • Install Thunderbird in a way that works best with your distribution
  • Create shortcuts to launch Thunderbird
  • Make Thunderbird available to all users of your computer
  • Make removing Thunderbird work the same as removing any other application

Package management also has some disadvantages:

  • It may not give you the latest version of Thunderbird
  • It may give you a version without Thunderbird brandi

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/installing-thunderbird-linux

 

http://youtu.be/aFM966cxQHA



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 07:20 PM

Gday back at yer altonius, goodonyer.

 

And Nick when I get 21:50 free, I'm gonna take a gander at that T-bird video - love videos! Ta for that

 

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 07:59 PM

Hey NickAu, the video took all the pain out of the process. Thanks!



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:08 PM

You are welcome.






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