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    Unhappy [SOLVED] Using Lynx text browser with Zimbra mail

    Does the text browser lynx work well with Zimbra mail?

    I'm being forced to convert from the compact text client mutt
    to Zimbra.

    Is Zimbra friendly to the blind and those who are mouseless?

    Linkname: Blynx
    BLYNX: Lynx Support Files Tailored for Blind and Visually Handicapped Users
    URL: Blynx: Speech-Friendly Lynx Help Files


    william_v_lee(at)yahoo.ca

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    Welcome to the forums

    You should still be able to access your email using Mutt and POP3/IMAP instead of the the HTML or Ajax client.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    Welcome to the forums

    You should still be able to access your email using Mutt and POP3/IMAP instead of the the HTML or Ajax client.
    No, they say there is going to be a fork and we have to use a Zimbra server
    "Currently we are running Zimbra Collaboration Suite version 5.09."

    I'm not sure the "newimap.domain.name" will work with the present mutt client after the Great Change.

    I'll try it out, and fall back on Lynx if it doesn't work. They used to use webmail which I try not to use with its extensive limits on mail handling.

    Before mutt, we had elm as a mail client, with the pine as another option. We prefer text options, rodentless.

    Never try webmail from a popserver in a foreign country where the datarate is 28 kbaud. Oy!
    Last edited by Bill Lee; 01-23-2009 at 05:08 PM.

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    Oddly enough, I use lynx all the time.

    It won't work with the AJAX client, but It works great with our HTML client.

    It's very good with our mobile client.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholder View Post
    Oddly enough, I use lynx all the time.

    It won't work with the AJAX client, but It works great with our HTML client.

    It's very good with our mobile client.
    I thought that might be the case.
    The demos before the Great Change, show that you
    can only manipulate a few of the email headers in the client
    while with mutt, search, change and so was in the 10s of thousands.

    Lynx wouldn't work with Yahoo mail until I found the
    clue called emacskeys options as in

    lynx -emacskeys mail.yahoo.com

    So maybe that might solve the AJAX dilemma.

    How can people write software without a text option for
    the blind?

    I use the Blynx option for better "viewing"
    Blynx: Speech-Friendly Lynx Help Files
    BLYNX: Lynx Support Files Tailored for Blind and Visually Handicapped Users

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    Smile Lynx text browser with Zimbra mail works!. And mutt barks!

    Ok, Lynx works, even in the Blynx (blind lynx) version.

    To make it look better, I have to change the defaults (HTML) view,
    and drop the show text of message in header display.
    I was shocked!! to see spelling mistakes in the on-line Preferences
    set up. [ Diplay instead of Display, color instead of colour ]

    Odd that d or delete a message brings up the message list again rather than just move to next message.

    But better than that I can go back to mutt, the elm successor and great email client.

    > This is what George Lee (ICAT Systems Consultant) provided:
    >
    > "Mutt is not a supported client. Here's the only documentation on
    > configuring it with SFU Connect.
    >
    > Using Mutt: At the root of your Fraser account, create or edit a file
    > called .muttrc with these 3 lines (you also need a Mail folder):
    > set spoolfile="imaps://imappilot.domainname.com/"
    > set timeout=120
    > set imap_keepalive=240

    And it works!! Mutt barks!

    Great.

    In this system there is a (dot)mutt directory in the root
    and in the .mutt directory is the muttrc file, filled mostly with
    "ignore header" commands, a few aliases, and such things as view any
    HTML mail with Lynx, etc.

    I'm very happy. I can use mutt, or lynx or some other browser to wander around my mail.

    Mutt is what I want and my fingers know all the key commands.
    Last edited by Bill Lee; 02-09-2009 at 02:36 PM.

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