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Unable to browse the net in Mandrake Lin

By subramanya ·
Respected sir i am student who is using Mandrake linux 9.1 which i bought a week ago. I am unable to browse the net though i am using a dial up connection. I am also unable to check my mail. I am using evolution. Is there any way i can rectify any mistakes i have done. I need your expert guidence.

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by johnj In reply to Unable to browse the net ...

Perhaps this reply is too late, and you have already solved your problem. Your browser needs to have a DNS server to look up the URLs; specify a DNS server in the network configuration window -- your internet provider should be able to tell you which to use. As for Evolution, it needs to know the name/address of the mail server. You can specify this in the mail account setup window in Evolution. Your internet or e-mail provider can give you the correct server address. Evolution cannot connect to Microsoft Exchange servers without a plugin, however. Ximian charges money for the plugin. Evolution does very well with POP and IMAP servers, which most Exchange Servers run by default, though.

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