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Month: February 2012

LXDE, TDE and KMail - can I achieve what I would like to do?

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 14:51:38 +0000
My husband's desktop died pretty conclusively at the beginning of teh mirror 
outage.  Not knowing about the outage, I set out to install Squeeze + TDE.  
Without success, of course.  I tried David's offering, which I liked very 
much and had help from several people on this list, but had not succeeded in 
getting it all running properly when my husband came home.  So I installed 
LXDE so that he could use Thunderbird to read his emails.

He has fallen for the speed of LXDE, and, for once, doesn't mind having to 
work differently.  He wants to keep LXDE. 

I therefore have a lot of TDE dependencies, but no actual TDE packages. 

1) If I install the rest of TDE at this stage, so that it is there if needed, 
will it impact at all on LXDE's speed of booting up and shutting down?

I had been intending, as part of the reinstall, to move him from Thunderbird 
to KMail. In KMail, it is easier to remove virus-laden emails, before he 
sends them on to Windows using friends, without damaging or altering other 
emails.  And I know it a lot better, and can more readily answer questions.

2) Would using Kmail slow LXDE down at all?

I have so far failed to work out a method for Peter to be able to get his 
emails in KMail without inputting a password.  One used to be able to store 
the necessary login details and passwords in KMail, as one can in 
Thunderbird.  For a while now, that has not been possible, and one has to go 
via KWallet, which demands a password.

3) Is there a workaround which would allow KMail to download the email from 
Gmail without any password being input??  

One method would be to go back to using the ISP's POP3 server, instead of 
going via Gmail, as I have for a while now.  But I would like to be able to 
continue sending his emails via Gmail.  And log-in details would then need to 
be saved somewhere.