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Email setup problem on Acer Aspire One netbook

by rochewja / December 21, 2008 8:47 AM PST

I recently bought an Acer Aspire One netbook with o/s Linpus Linux Lite. I set up an email account in Yahoo but when I try adding it to Aspire One email accounts the system tries verifying the email server for about a minute and then returns the message that it is unable to access the email server.
However, my wife and I have had standard Yahoo email accounts for about 6 months and I could add both of these to the Aspire email accounts without any problems.
Because the system doesn't recognise the email account, I can't set up the Messenger either.
I would appreciate any help with this.

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Try a Gmail account.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2008 9:19 AM PST

That yahoo email did work via the web page but you may have been trying for POP mail (but I couldn't tell from your post.) Yahoo has PAY email which you get POP mail. The freebie doesn't have such.

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Acer Aspire One Email
by rochewja / December 21, 2008 10:11 AM PST
In reply to: Try a Gmail account.

The Yahoo account I've been using for six months isn't a PAY account - it's a freebie. The same for my wife's Yahoo account. I added both of these to Aspire one Mail by Adding them on the Accounts screen. They are both POP3 and they were verified immediately and worked fine through Aspire One Mail.
However, when I set up a new Yahoo account, identical to the existing accounts I have, and tried to add this to Aspire One Mail, I get the message that it is unable to access the email server, even though the new account is set up (POP3) the same as the old ones which were accepted.
However, I've successfully managed to add a gmail account (I'd previously tried adding it as a xxx@googlemail.com which it didn't like but it seems happy with xxx@gmail.com) so thanks for that suggestion. Unfortunately, the Messenger doesn't seem to like the gmail account and gives me the message that xxx@gmail.com is error and Login failed, no reply.
Anyway, I'm further on than I was so thanks again for your help and I appreciate any other tips you may have.

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There are other posts like yours.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2008 10:15 AM PST
In reply to: Acer Aspire One Email
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Acer Aspire One email
by rochewja / December 21, 2008 10:32 AM PST

Thanks for all your help Bob. I've tried various permutations of the settings for Yahoo but I'm still getting the message that says unable to access server.
I think I'll focus on gmail now as at least I've had some success with that.

Bill

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Setting up e mail account on Acer Aspire one
by nalarednirt / March 10, 2010 3:06 AM PST

The netbook concerned is an Acer Aspire One using Linux Lite operating system. For last 12 months functioned fine receiving and sending e mails. In Spain for last 6 weeks and appeared ok. Using Web mail to get mail from ISP Homecall.co.uk (Pipex)
On return home now error meesage stating 'cannot access e mail server'.Homecall Technical support unable to advise on Linux System. Did not know number of Linux tech support (If it exists)

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>Linux Lite!?
by GODhack / March 10, 2010 6:01 PM PST

Maybe Linpus lite. If so you can find contacts of support here:
http://www.linpus.com/

Also you can get help hare just say which email soft you use? Evolution? Thunderbird? other?

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