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Simple Mail & Firefox = Best browser for Puppy Linux
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ttuuxxx


Joined: 05 May 2007
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Location: Ontario Canada,Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Tue 19 Feb 2008, 23:01    Post_subject:  Simple Mail & Firefox = Best browser for Puppy Linux  

Basically Simple Mail is a Firefox extension that is a email client, It even post a small envelope on the bottom right hand corner of screen and tells you if you have mail.
left click opens the messages, right click you configure the settings, how simple, it works on yahoo, hotmail, gmail. etc

***the best part its only 134kb***
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5593


how to setup yahoo or gmail accounts
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/discussions/comments.php?DiscussionID=8352


Plus lets not forget my other favorite extensions
like fireftp ftp client
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/684

Chatzilla free chat client, you can use to get onto freenode
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/16

MediaPlayerConnectivity <-- setups up your mediaplayers to firefox, you can use xmms for mp3/wav and vlc for streams and Gxine for videos etc, purely excellent !
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/446

Download Statusbar is a status bar that shows your download progress
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/26

you can add all these on your browser and take up less then 1MB.

ttuuxxx
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raffy

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb 2008, 01:57    Post_subject: add to barebone?  

Thanks, ttuuxxx. Do you plan to add these to BigBass' barebone 3.01 to create a small usable puplet?
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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb 2008, 03:08    Post_subject: Re: add to barebone?  

raffy wrote:
Thanks, ttuuxxx. Do you plan to add these to BigBass' barebone 3.01 to create a small usable puplet?


If i don't I know someone will:) but thinking about it probably, I do wish someone would compile skipstone with firefox, That would be ideal, I could rip apart about 70% of firefox and have 1 really fast and small puppy. Anyway i just uploaded fatfree 3.01 and have to set up the links. ttuuxx

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wingruntled

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb 2008, 13:20    Post_subject:  

ttuuxxx
Simple Mail is really great. It does everything that a lightweight email client can.

Including composing offline mail & view headers.
Let's not forget about safe browsing with NoScript
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722
And Fast browsing by blocking all those ads with AdBlock Plus
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865
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jcoder24


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb 2008, 14:12    Post_subject:  

The last time I tried Simple Mail it had to re-download all messages every time I started a new browser session. That was the only thing I didn't like. Is that still the case?
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wingruntled

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb 2008, 18:34    Post_subject:  

jcoder24
Nope, only on the first run.
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davids45


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb 2008, 19:28    Post_subject:  

G'day,

Is this add-on able to share mail between Windows & Puppy? Just one mail directory, accessed completely, regardless of how the computer boots.

For we dual booters, Seamonkey seems the only mail program where the same mail/profile is available to all OSs.

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Leachim

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb 2008, 19:34    Post_subject:  

Thunderbird can also share mail-directories between Linux and Windows.
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GeoW

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Feb 2008, 10:32    Post_subject:  

And then there's Gmail which has the mail
out on a Google server somewhere - so it's
available from anywhere.

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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Feb 2008, 10:46    Post_subject:  

Ok lets just remember Simple mail is 120kb and Thunderbird is around 6MB, so basically you could have 50 Simple mail installation to one Thunderbird. LOL

Next Simple Mail you can install on windows or linux. Yes you can do that also with Thunderbird Smile but that would make 100 installs,lol

Its just a puppy friendly email client. Meaning small in size and has the "It just works" attitude.

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Feb 2008, 10:53    Post_subject:    

GeoW wrote:
And then there's Gmail which has the mail
out on a Google server somewhere - so it's
available from anywhere.

GeoW


GeoW

Simple mail is a client handler, not a provider like Gmail, yahoo etc. its basically a handler of your main accounts, for your email providers like Gmail ,yahoo , Hotmail etc. similar to outlook express on windows.

I personally just use my main gmail and a few other accounts, But for some reason people like programs on pc's that access them.
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GeoW

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Feb 2008, 11:58    Post_subject:  

ttuuxxx,

Yes. I was addressing davids45 comment that
Seamonkey seemed to be the only way to
get at his mail from both Puppy & Windows.

Using Gmail that just happens. I access Gmail
through the browser and there the mail is.

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wingruntled

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Feb 2008, 15:01    Post_subject:  

I was just looking at Simple Mail and it can import but not export
to seamonkey or Thunderbird.
I really don't see why this would be an issue anyway. Almost every email
client that I have ever used (including Simple Mail) has a switch so it doesn't
delete mail from the server after downloading them.

Delete messages from server:Never
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davids45


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Feb 2008, 19:41    Post_subject:  

G'day again,
Thanks for your answers to my query about sharing a mail directory/folder between Puppy & Windows.
My situation is I have a large archive of e-mail dating back almost to Netscape 4, well, definitely to Mozilla <1.0, that on occasion I need to search.
So I prefer a mail program that will use this existing data base as is, as well as add new e-mails.
I always favoured the suite approach (Seamonkey) to the splitting up concept (Firefox, Thunderbird, Nuv, etc) for simplicity and lack of bloat so have been very happy to see Seamonkey in Puppy. Pity about Dingo.
I'll have a look at the Firefox add-on as you say it will import Seamonkey/Thunderbird mails so perhaps it will be able to use the same directory as its working directory too.

David S.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Fri 22 Feb 2008, 09:12    Post_subject:  

There is an option to set the saved mail directory in simple mail so perhaps that would help with cross platform usage and though I've never done it firefox should be able to share profiles in the same way as thunderbird ie setting up profiles.ini.

I was a little disappointed that simple mail does not work in firefox 1.5 series as I find the 2 series a bit bloaty particularily for puppy usage but the overall space saving would be worth it....I prefer firefox / thunderbird to seamonkey but found the excessive duplication of code a bit iffy.

I find simple mail better than the built in mail client of opera and it does support basic html mail composition which I'm sure will expand as the extension develops....there is a way of including an extension within a firefox install without having to include a profile folder.

As for using this mail/browser combination in puppy then I consider it a good idea,

ok thats my piece over

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