Cannot send e-mail via Ubuntu set-up

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at
Tue Jun 26 12:10:35 BST 2007

CC Y wrote:
> Hi, I am one-month new to Open Source.
> So, please bear with me for my naive questions:
> (1)
> How do I set up my default opening page to the Sydney Morning Herald, 

what browser do you use?
> (2)
> Where could I install an anti-virus program? Or, is an anti-virus program 
> REALLY necessary with Open Source? I have been doing my Internet Banking 
> with Firefox - presumably without any anti-virus protection - have I been 
> subjecting myself to undue risk? If so, what should I do?

you dont need one, but clam-av is in apt if you really must install one.

> (3)
> I have a lot of WINDOWS-based software: like MX2004 (Adobe (formerly 
> Macromedia) Dreamweaver,& Flash - which I use a lot), Photoshop CS, and the 
> Chinese Character INPUT slab, I don't know if that would INSTALL in Ubuntu - 
> I suspect NOT - so I am afraid to try - am I right?
> So, what are the equivalents to those programs in UBUNTU? How do I install 
> them?

some might install under wine, for equivalents I'm not the person to ask :)

> (4)
> I have forgotten EXACTLY what I did to set up a e-mail "client?" - similar 
> to OUTLOOK EXPRESS - however, it doesn't seem to work - for whenever I tried 
> to send e-mail through it, it flashed up an error message as "Require 
> correct PASSWORD"?
> When I set it up, I used the e-mail address from  my ISP, namely 
> "xxx" - I was asked to make some choices, and I must have 
> mugged it up.
> My urgent question is:
> --- HOW do I undo that e-mail setup, and
> --- How do I set up my e-mail properly.

what email client? evolution?
ctrl+shift+s will open teh preferences, you can add/remove accounts there.

> Thank you in anticipation.
> Chi (female)

Karl Goetz
User of gNewSense: Free as in Freedom -
Australian Ubuntu users team -
User of Debian, The Universal Operating System -

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