[Solved] Did I just fatally break my system?

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Re: [Solved] Did I just fatally break my system?

Postby tc2016 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:24 pm

WharfRat wrote:tc2016,
In the future do a simulated remove/purge before committing to it :wink:


Or better yet, once I have a system that I'm happy with, don't mess with it. "Don't fix what ain't broke." :D

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Re: [Solved] Did I just fatally break my system?

Postby WharfRat » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:30 pm

tc2016 wrote:
WharfRat wrote:tc2016,
In the future do a simulated remove/purge before committing to it :wink:


Or better yet, once I have a system that I'm happy with, don't mess with it. "Don't fix what ain't broke." :D

I'm the fix it til breaks type :wink:
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Re: [Solved] Did I just fatally break my system?

Postby phd21 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:35 pm

Hi "tc2016"

You are welcome ...

1.) I thought the "Trojita" is a very nice fast and light email client, despite not having all the features of Thunderbird or Kmail,and having to manually setup the accounts. If you do not use GPG encryption this is still a good choice.

2.) "Dekko" is new and under heavy development from what I have read. I followed the instructions for installing the "snap" package from the web link I provided. Although it installed with a menu item, it will not even come up on my Linux Mint 18.2 system, permissions problem??

3.) "Mailspring" uses an easy to install Linux deb file which worked first time, and linked my Google account easily, my emails were there to view, my test message sent fine. I do not see any GPG - PGP encryption option with this email client either. Interesting interface, like a web wrapper interface...


Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.2, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,3gb Ram,160gb hdd, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: [Solved] Did I just fatally break my system?

Postby tc2016 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:30 pm

phd21 wrote:Hi "tc2016"
1.) I thought the "Trojita" is a very nice fast and light email client, despite not having all the features of Thunderbird or Kmail,and having to manually setup the accounts. If you do not use GPG encryption this is still a good choice.

2.) "Dekko" is new and under heavy development from what I have read. I followed the instructions for installing the "snap" package from the web link I provided. Although it installed with a menu item, it will not even come up on my Linux Mint 18.2 system, permissions problem??

3.) "Mailspring" uses an easy to install Linux deb file which worked first time, and linked my Google account easily, my emails were there to view, my test message sent fine. I do not see any GPG - PGP encryption option with this email client either. Interesting interface, like a web wrapper interface...
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It's probably bad forum etiquette to transition over to discussing mail clients in this thread, but I'll throw out one more comment, based on what I've found.

1) Turns out that Trojita only allows for 1 email account at a time, which means that after all I've gone through, it may not be of much use to me, after all. :?

2. It looks like Dekko is limited to Ubuntu 16.04 & above; since Mint 17.3 is apparently based on 14, I may not be able to use this one.

3. Mailspring might be a possibility, but the fact that it appears to require a "Mailspring ID" (whether you plan to use its advanced features or not) will make me think twice about trying it.

In the end, stuck with T'bird.


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