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Seamonkey 2.13.2 email client (SOLVED)
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2012, 00:38    Post subject:  Seamonkey 2.13.2 email client (SOLVED)  

In my previous seamonkey 1.1.16 the email client was mozmail but despite considerable searching I am unable to find out the name of the email client used in this seamonkey.

Please advise.

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trapster


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2012, 13:27    Post subject:  

seamonkey -mail
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2012, 21:11    Post subject:  

Thank you.
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 19:14    Post subject:  

Background info: Up until recently I have been using seamonkey 1.1.16. Following Dingo's how-to I installed 2.13.2. When I set up the email account I started seamonkey browser>clicked on the envelope>filled in the details. I then copied all my saved emails to that Mail directory location having deleted the Mail directory that was just set up. Using this method to check emails everything works as expected.

Now: I did a search for seamonkey-mail and it returned

/usr/share/applications/Seamonkey-mail-and-news.desktop

I dragged this to the desktop but clicking on it returns the seamonkey 1.1.16 email information. I have renamed the 1.1.16 Mail directory, as a test, but the 1.1.16 start-up page appears but no emails- naturally!

How do I get it to return the 2.13.2 emails?
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 19:48    Post subject:  

It is seamonkey -mail, not seamonkey-mail (space before -mail)

If you already have a "mail" icon on the desktop, right click on it and choose edit.
When the window pops up, enter seamonkey for the program to open, then enter -mail in the argument to pass area.

or

open /usr/local/bin/defaultemail as text

Use this inside and drag that to the desktop.

Code:
#!/bin/sh
exec seamonkey -mail "$@"

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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 21:53    Post subject:  

Hmm. I have, now, an email icon on the desktop.

In Edit Item I have as "Clicking the icon opens" /usr/local/bin/defaultemail

I have amended the defaultemail file to exec seamonkey -mail "$@"

but it still opens the 1.1.16 email information!

Edit 1: Doing a search for seamonkey -mail returns no files found.

What is the name of the executable that actually opens email?

Edit 2: What is the correct path to the Mail directory in 2.13.2?
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov 2012, 15:21    Post subject:  

Mercedes- seamonkey IS the executable, -mail merely a cmd switch.

Profile settings are stored in ~/.mozilla/seamonkey

Within this folder I suspect you've two *.default profile folders- and "profiles.ini" points to one of'm.

Make it point to the other and report which opens..
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov 2012, 18:09    Post subject:  

Semme, Thank you.

I remember now that in a senior's moment I "tidied" up the file system and deleted the ~/.mozilla/seamonkey directory thinking it belonged to 1.1.16.

Is it created during the install of 2.13.2? If yes it is easy enough to re-install.

That however still does not explain why the emails work as I expect with the Mail directory in /usr/local/seamonkey/profile/Mail

That directory was created when I setup the user account using the steps detailed in a post above.

Confused!
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov 2012, 23:28    Post subject:  

Yes, created after extraction and first run.

Then symlink seamonkey to /usr/local/bin (cause it's on the path: echo $PATH).

I'd remove ALL remnants prior to extraction though as the old stuff can get in the way.

Don't forget to rescue your emails Wink before proceeding..

Dingos`How To reference..
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov 2012, 23:52    Post subject:  

Semme wrote:
... Don't forget to rescue your emails Wink before proceeding.. .


Found that out the hard way during an install of an earlier seamonkey!

Your reference to Dingo was the method I used.

Thank you again.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 01:06    Post subject:  

Semme wrote:
Yes, created after extraction and first run.

Then symlink seamonkey to /usr/local/bin (cause it's on the path: echo $PATH).


No it didn't. What files should be in ~/.mozilla/seamonkey?

How to accomplish the symlink? Not something I have needed to do before. I am quite happy to use the console! A bit of reading and trial and error made the symlink but I still haven't had success.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 07:57    Post subject:  

In ~/.mozilla/seamonkey:
Code:
Crash Reports
profiles.ini
and *.default

In this *.default folder- the rest of what should be there including your mail folder.

Don't get confused, it's your *.default folder which holds ALL settings.

For the symlink you can either: ln -s [actual_file-full_path] [destination_folder]

.. or drag'n drop >> link (relative).
Code:
ln -s /usr/local/seamonkey/seamonkey /usr/local/bin

If you run Seamonkey off the desktop, drag the executable there to launch..
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 18:33    Post subject:  

Semme, Thank you for your patience.

There was no profile.ini file in the ~/.mozilla/seamonkey directory.

I eventually managed to create a profile.ini file which also created a *.default folder.

I copied my Mail folder over and to my dismay opening seamonkey>click envelope does not bring up my emails.

Neither does clicking on the email desktop icon.

At this stage I have wasted more than enough time on this so I will take the easy option and delete the email icon from the desktop.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 19:20    Post subject:  

G'day Mercedes350se,

I'm a bit confused about your precise Seamonkey mail problem, but have you looked in "File>Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings" - if and when you get Seamonkey Mail running?

This menu option will display the local folders being used by the running Seamonkey for your Account mail and Local folders mail, or let you browse to a preferred folder if, like me, you want all your Puppies (Fulls & Frugals) to use the same mail repository on a mounted-at-boot data partition.

David S.
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 22:45    Post subject:  

A truncated step by step:

1. I installed seamonkey 2.13.2 using the how-to by Dingo in /usr/local/seamonkey - I am using a full install of 3.01 on hdd. I have not touched the previous seamonkey 1.1.16 install.
2. Started seamonkey, clicked on the envelope and duly completed setting up the email account. There is no problem opening emails this way.
3. Amended the defaultbrowser file. seamonkey 2.13.2 starts albeit very slowly.
3. I thought that I would now set up the desktop email icon. No matter what I do I cannot get the icon to open the 2.13.2 emails

Edit: Not one to give up easily I edited the email icon yet again and it now works. Finally!
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