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Well thanks to every body for all your help - got a system working like a dream now, don't know why I ever bothered with WIDOWS. Just one more thing ...
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    Well thanks to every body for all your help - got a system working like a dream now, don't know why I ever bothered with WIDOWS. Just one more thing does anybody out there know of a free application to access hotmail on Thunderbird?

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    You might take a look at http://www.freepops.org/en/
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    May be time to make the break total. There is always Google Mail.

    I suspect that Hotmail uses activeX this simply won't work in Linux. See how the MS lockin works?

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    Nah Hotmail works under Linux. I occasionally reactivate mine to communicate with my friends who use messenger.

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    Hotmail free account doesn't support any Email Client including Outlook Express. i will try freepops tomorrow. let see if it supports hotmail free account too. 'll post back soon.
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    I do not use the free account it is the one at about 15 per year can't remember which that is but allows http: access in express and outlook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney
    Nah Hotmail works under Linux. I occasionally reactivate mine to communicate with my friends who use messenger.
    Just as a side note, do you know you can use any email addresses to communication with the MSN messenger protocol? Simply activate your email address as a MS passport account, and then it will work in MSN (as well as in Hotmail). For example, I use my Gmail account to communicate with friends through MSN. More here:
    http://www.passport.net

    And yes, Hotmail as always worked in Linux for me too.
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    Thanks for that, but my problem is I want to be able to get my hotmail e-mails on my suse system without using webmail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbook
    Thanks for that, but my problem is I want to be able to get my hotmail e-mails on my suse system without using webmail.
    With a paid Hotmail account, don't they give access to POP and SMTP servers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Just as a side note, do you know you can use any email addresses to communication with the MSN messenger protocol? ....
    Ah yeah cheers for that. Unfortunately though it's a bit of stubborness I'm dealing with on the other end and it would be as easy to get some of these guys to switch to google-talk as it would to get them onto a new account.

    Unfortunately that switch is only half complete.

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