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    [ubuntu] Re: (Relatively) lightweight spam filter?

    Sorry, I really should have gone into more detail! My bad.

    The setup I have isn't a full-blown mail server. Instead, I'm using fetchmail to download emails from several different email accounts in...
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    [ubuntu] (Relatively) lightweight spam filter?

    Hi,

    I've got a VPS I'm using to aggregate my mail from several accounts, and I'm looking for a spam filter. I've tried SpamAssassin and while it does a good job, it brings the whole server to a...
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    [all variants] OfflineIMAP and procmail?

    I'm in the process of reviewing my email setup. I was running my own mail server on a Pogoplug running Debian Squeeze, but this has proven to be fairly unreliable as I was running it off a flash...
  4. Thread: Email Client

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    Re: Email Client

    If you don't mind using alternative applications for non-email functionality, mutt is a great lightweight email client (command-line only). Also, Newsbeuter is an excellent command-line RSS reader...
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    Re: Linux distros worth trying

    I'm quite fond of Slackware these days. I dual-boot it with Windows XP on an old Dell, and it has a lot going for it. It tends to be a lot faster in my experience than more beginner-friendly distros....
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    Re: spider in the keyboard.

    At work there's all kinds of unpleasant crap under the keys of my keyboard because people eat their lunch at their desks, and every now and then we all move desks. Grated cheese is a bugger for...
  7. Re: Is there a way to check whatdependencies/ packages my system is missin?

    Run the following command in the terminal to check the dependencies for a package:

    apt-cache depends packagename
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    [ubuntu] Re: Windows Driver Firmware?

    I've had that kind of situation before. Normally Ubuntu should pick up on whether your computer needs certain restricted drivers (these are the closed-source ones used for some wireless adapters and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How Do I Receive Email From the Command Line?

    Ah, I had wondered about msmtp. I'd heard of it and that it could do that, but wasn't familiar with it. Oh well, learn something new every day!
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    [ubuntu] Re: automation of torrent downloads via email

    Have you tried Deluge? Apparently that has RSS support via a plugin, and it's a pretty decent BitTorrent client.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How Do I Receive Email From the Command Line?

    The following .fetchmailrc works really well for me:

    set daemon 3600
    set logfile /home/username/.fetchmail.log
    set no bouncemail
    poll pop.gmail.com
    proto pop3
    auth password
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    [ubuntu] Re: my first server :) please help

    Assuming you already have a router of some kind that allocates IP addresses to computers on the network, then it would only be accessible from the local network. It is, however, a good idea for you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: my first server :) please help

    Sounds like you want Samba for the file server - at least if you want to be able to share files with machines running Windows. There's a few guides at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Samba that may...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Tunneling through school AP

    I think the issue is that you need a static IP address or a domain name - most ISP's use dynamic IP addresses so it will be changing all the time. I use DynDNS to get a free domain name, and that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Tunneling through school AP

    OK, I found a tutorial at http://dag.wieers.com/howto/ssh-http-tunneling/ on tunnelling SSH over HTTP. Might be worth a try, but other than that I can't suggest anything else.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Tunneling through school AP

    OK, a quick Google search came up with a promising-sounding howto at http://www.revsys.com/writings/quicktips/ssh-tunnel.html
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    [ubuntu] Re: Tunneling through school AP

    Is this the kind of thing you're after?
    http://lifehacker.com/#!237227/geek-to-live--encrypt-your-web-browsing-session-with-an-ssh-socks-proxy
    Regarding the domain, you can get a free domain name...
  18. Thread: Ubuntu bots

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    Re: Ubuntu bots

    OK, after having done some digging I would suggest two options:

    One is madcow, a Python bot that's designed for IRC but apparently also supports AIM. Its website is here. Looks like it might be...
  19. Thread: Ubuntu bots

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    Re: Ubuntu bots

    Ok, there is apparently a Perl module called Net::AIM that can be used to create a bot, but what I read suggested it may no longer work. Still, it sounds like it's worth investigating.
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    Re: Chrome O/S vs Ubuntu

    Well, that was originally the whole point of netbooks anyway - my original Asus Eee PC wasn't much use for anything more than browsing the web. The custom version of Xandros was only really useful...
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    Re: Chrome O/S vs Ubuntu

    It's probably the vast majority of what most people do, regardless of ability level. For people who go beyond that, however, Chrome OS isn't really ideal, unless they choose to buy a second computer,...
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    Re: Chrome O/S vs Ubuntu

    I can imagine Chrome OS being ideal for a lot of less savvy people who would use it for just light web browsing, reading emails, Facebook etc. It's the epitome of what a netbook OS should be.
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    Re: Ubuntu bots

    Does it specifically have to be on AIM? If Jabber (an open IM protocol which is used by Google Talk, amongst other services) is an acceptable alternative, you might want to check out the Net::Jabber...
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    Re: Usability of operating systems

    I have a pet theory that the people that are most resistant to change are those that have only ever known Windows. Those of us such as myself who had at least tinkered with 8-bit or 16-bit home...
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    Re: Usability of operating systems

    Yeah, fair point, but it's a great example of why usability is not an absolute. There are plenty of things that are easier to do on a Mac than on Ubuntu, and plenty of others that are easier to do on...
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