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Re: Icedove stopped sending and receiving e-mail

On 04/05/2015 10:46 AM, Gary Dale wrote:

Perhaps. I'm leaning at this point to doing a fresh install of Jessie
(after saving /etc) to see if I can get it boot using systemd.

Same thing I did back 6 months or so ago. Installing fresh fixed everything. I would back up /etc for reference, but allow Jessie to do it's own thing. If you want to keep your emails, running Thunderbird I have a ~/.thunderbird folder. I would guess that you have a ~/.icedove folder as well. Save that to your backup. Also ~/.mozilla to backup.

I also tried removing and recreating an account. When I did, I get an
error message after filling in the initial dialogue box (Your name,
email address, Password).

Error in errorCallback for fetchhttp

[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x804b0033
[nsISocketTransportService.createTransport]"  nsresult: "0x804b0033
(NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_SOCKET_TYPE)"  location: "JS frame ::
chrome://messenger/content/accountcreation/guessConfig.js :: SocketUtil
:: line 1058"  data: no]

When it's borked, it's usually borked REAL GOOD! Fresh install. And, if you have an entire drive to play with, I always create a large partition for /opt ...sorta like the old /usr/local scheme but you're not dinking with /usr . Then I create links from the usual user folders to there, like Desktop --> /opt/user/ric/Desktop and so on with Music, Video, Documents, Downloads and the rest. After a fresh install, just re-link painlessly. I also link some dot-directories like email and browser there. If you have more than one user, just add them to /opt/user. Piece O CAKE! My opt partition is 1/2 of my drive and I wish I had made it bigger.

ric@iam:~$ df
Filesystem     1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1      355657652  47327040 290241192  15% /
udev               10240         0     10240   0% /dev
tmpfs            3293888      9368   3284520   1% /run
tmpfs            8234716      2300   8232416   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs               5120         4      5116   1% /run/lock
tmpfs            8234716         0   8234716   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sdb2      365154236 278354304  68244456  81% /opt
tmpfs            1646944         4   1646940   1% /run/user/106
tmpfs            1646944         8   1646936   1% /run/user/1000

As you can see, /opt really gets used, especially with videos and downloads. I wouldn't leave home without it. So I would give it 2/3 of a drive, at least, in the future. A fresh install is now a breeze. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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