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46
New Users / Re: Wi-fi eduroam
« on: January 07, 2017, 08:22:07 pm »
I'm running PM7 and have no trouble connecting to eduroam in my university(in the UK, but I heard it's world standardized).

You need to select a specific setup though:
- WPA/WPA2 Enterprise for Security,
- Protected EAP(PEAP) for Authentication,
- GTC for Inner Authentication.
Here is a photo:

For some reason Peppermint didn't auto-detect that, while my Android phone did.
Make sure you use the correct domain(this might not be a thing for you, but my uni uses 3 domains for email addresses, and they all exclusively work for different purposes).

After successfully connecting, you will have to open a http:// website(your browser might complain about certificate hijacking if you try an https:// site), get hijacked and fill in the login and password again, this time cutting the part behind @ in the login

Feel free to hit me up if you need anything else.

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Software & Applications / Re: "Time and Date" doesn't work
« on: January 07, 2017, 08:05:16 pm »
Thank you very much for clarifying this. Restarting the panel worked.
Is the timezone kept separately for the clock and the rest of the system? I find it puzzling

Good luck fixing that for PM8!

48
Software & Applications / "Time and Date" doesn't work(solved)
« on: January 07, 2017, 06:56:13 pm »
I've recently found myself traveling for holidays and back, switching the timezone back and forth.

Unfortunately, the Time and Date application(included in Peppermint Settings Panel) failed me twice. It only actually switches the time zone after suspend to disk/reboot. And even that doesn't consistently work.
I am dual booting, but I have not touched Windows for a few months now. I think the laptop keeps the time as UTC, but I don't know how to check that.

This is annoying. Is there a way to make it synchronize when you lock the new timezone?

My inxi will show you a fairly tweaked system, so that might be the source of the problem:
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pshem@PiLenovo ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: PiLenovo Kernel: 4.8.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: LENOVO product: 20257 v: IdeaPad S210 Touch
           Mobo: LENOVO model: Ideapad S210 v: 31900003Std
           Bios: LENOVO v: 80CN15WW date: 04/10/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-3217U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 1231 MHz 2: 1292 MHz 3: 1220 MHz
           4: 1186 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@59.97hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.2 - padoka PPA
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (12.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500LT012 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 47G used: 33G (73%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.17GB used: 0.21GB (5%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 243 Uptime: 10 days Memory: 2141.8/3830.2MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
Kernel 4.8(avaliable in mintupdate, under View - Linux kernels) solved the recurring "vanishing fonts" problem I described months ago. I don't think I've reached 10 days of uptime before!
Mesa shouldn't have anything to do with this problem, it's just a stable PPA game company support asked me to use.

49
Development / Re: PM8 ideas?
« on: January 07, 2017, 06:30:09 pm »
I specifically mentioned gnome-system-monitor in my first post, and there is a package with that name in the repositories.


The part I find necessary is the network history graph. As far as I'm aware, lxtask has nothing like it. I've spent about 2 days looking for a way to monitor my transfer after first installing Peppermint (my first GNU/Linux distro ever actually).
First I looked for something inside XFCE, because I didn't want to pull dependencies(I probably had too much reading on KDE/Gnome incompatibility for my minuscule level of Linux experience). I accidentally discovered that Cinnamon/Unity/Gnome/XFCE/LXDE are built using GTK and quite cross compatible, and settled on gnome-system-monitor.

The application I wanted to substitute was Windows Task Manager, in it's Windows 8 incarnation:

50
Development / Re: PM8 ideas?
« on: January 01, 2017, 12:55:53 pm »
Yes. System monitor, task monitor, htop, top. Many names, same thing
I deleted lxtask after finding a useful replacement and couldn't remember it's name.

51
Development / Re: PM8 ideas?
« on: December 30, 2016, 05:00:11 pm »
I suggest replacing the system monitor PM comes with by default(the X-app version of the LXDE system monitor) with gnome-system-monitor. It's far more modern & functional. On top of that, it only takes a whooping 1,2 MB disc space!
The main functionality it adds is a network transfer graph.
 I might be unique in that regard, but I often use unstable network connections, and I need a way to check if the website is not loading because it's bloated, or because my transfer is dead again.

52
General Discussion / Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« on: December 16, 2016, 10:33:40 am »
My take one the subject is going to be a bit more statistics driven. I'm a Computer Science student, with 58 people in the class. There are 7 girls and 51 guys.
I run Peppermint, my friend runs Debian, another guy is a Fedora user. Other than that, it's 75% Windows & 20% OSX. Our lab has Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 installed, and we actively use both.

I'm on my first year. The OS usage changes over time, with the proportion being 50-30-20, Windows - OSX - Linux among graduates. This data is based on my estimates from their presentations.

It's probably just the numbers disparity that causes no Linux users among 1st year women. That said, I find men to be more willing to experiment. I've convinced a friend running OSX to try Linux in a VM, and he's playing with it. Another friend running Win7 tried installing Linux in a VM on his own and was absolutely delighted when I told him that there exist other GUIs then Unity  ::) I showed him Peppermint, we'll see what comes of it. I tired doing the same with a friend running Win10 and she actively refused, even when it meant going to the lab to finish some exercises. But that's a very small sample

Computer literacy matters a lot more. Linux still has the "it's for command line professionals only" appeal, so with the sex disproportion of people with CS degrees(I think it's 80-20 male to female, and getting more even over time. My university runs 5 CS degrees, and others have even up to 30% women), we are naturally going to have less current female users, and see their number grow over time.

53
Software & Applications / Re: Private mode ICE SSBs
« on: November 05, 2016, 08:07:21 pm »
Thank you for taking the time to answer. Unfortunately, shooting flies from a cannon is not really what I'm after. I only want it for 2 SSBs, others can track me all they want.
I'll try to do it with addons instead then

54
Software & Applications / Private mode ICE SSBs
« on: November 05, 2016, 03:30:36 pm »
Long story short, I want to have some SSBs that work in private browsing mode(no history and cookies memory). I know I can launch firefox from the command line straight into private mode with
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firefox --private-mode
so I presume that's what I would need to modify in some script to make it work. But I don't really know what to do next.

55
Advanced Topics / Suspicious update
« on: November 03, 2016, 04:49:31 pm »
Today(3.11) i ran mintupdate just before hibernating the computer for the day. The list of needed updates was very short:
-curl
-libcurl
-libcurl-gnutls all the above were updated to version 7.47.0-1ubuntu2.2
-update-notifier-common to version 3.168.2

I had nothing to do, so I peeked at the update log, which showed a lot of other things being updated. Here is the log in question:
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(Reading database ... 410132 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../update-notifier-common_3.168.2_all.deb ...
Unpacking update-notifier-common (3.168.2) over (3.168.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../curl_7.47.0-1ubuntu2.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking curl (7.47.0-1ubuntu2.2) over (7.47.0-1ubuntu2.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libcurl3-gnutls_7.47.0-1ubuntu2.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libcurl3-gnutls:amd64 (7.47.0-1ubuntu2.2) over (7.47.0-1ubuntu2.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libcurl3_7.47.0-1ubuntu2.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libcurl3:amd64 (7.47.0-1ubuntu2.2) over (7.47.0-1ubuntu2.1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu4) ...
Setting up update-notifier-common (3.168.2) ...
flashplugin-installer: processing...
flashplugin-installer: downloading http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_20161026.1.orig.tar.gz
Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_20161026.1.orig.tar.gz [27,2 MB]
Fetched 27,2 MB in 25s (1058 kB/s)                                             
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/adobe-flashplugin_20161026.1.orig.tar.gz' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
Installing from local file /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/adobe-flashplugin_20161026.1.orig.tar.gz
Flash Plugin installed.
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: processing...
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe [198 kB]
Fetched 198 kB in 0s (205 kB/s)                                               
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/andale32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arial32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arial32.exe [554 kB]
Fetched 554 kB in 1s (500 kB/s)                                               
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/arial32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arialb32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arialb32.exe [168 kB]
Fetched 168 kB in 1s (86,4 kB/s)                                               
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/arialb32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/comic32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/comic32.exe [246 kB]
Fetched 246 kB in 0s (338 kB/s)                                               
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/comic32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/courie32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/courie32.exe [646 kB]
Fetched 646 kB in 1s (504 kB/s)                                               
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/courie32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/georgi32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/georgi32.exe [392 kB]
Fetched 392 kB in 1s (364 kB/s)                                               
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/georgi32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/impact32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/impact32.exe [173 kB]
Fetched 173 kB in 0s (267 kB/s)                                               
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/impact32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/times32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/times32.exe [662 kB]
Fetched 662 kB in 6s (108 kB/s)                                               
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/times32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/trebuc32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/trebuc32.exe [357 kB]
Fetched 357 kB in 1s (336 kB/s)                                               
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/trebuc32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/verdan32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/verdan32.exe [352 kB]
Fetched 352 kB in 1s (288 kB/s)                                               
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/verdan32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/webdin32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/webdin32.exe [185 kB]
Fetched 185 kB in 0s (211 kB/s)                                               
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/webdin32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)

These fonts were provided by Microsoft "in the interest of cross-
platform compatibility".  This is no longer the case, but they are
still available from third parties.

You are free to download these fonts and use them for your own use,
but you may not redistribute them in modified form, including changes
to the file name or packaging format.

Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/andale32.exe
  extracting fontinst.inf
  extracting andale.inf
  extracting fontinst.exe
  extracting AndaleMo.TTF
  extracting ADVPACK.DLL
  extracting W95INF32.DLL
  extracting W95INF16.DLL

All done, no errors.
Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/arial32.exe
  extracting FONTINST.EXE
  extracting fontinst.inf
  extracting Ariali.TTF
  extracting Arialbd.TTF
  extracting Arialbi.TTF
  extracting Arial.TTF

All done, no errors.
Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/arialb32.exe
  extracting fontinst.exe
  extracting fontinst.inf
  extracting AriBlk.TTF

All done, no errors.
Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/comic32.exe
  extracting fontinst.inf
  extracting Comicbd.TTF
  extracting Comic.TTF
  extracting fontinst.exe

All done, no errors.
Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/courie32.exe
  extracting cour.ttf
  extracting courbd.ttf
  extracting courbi.ttf
  extracting fontinst.inf
  extracting couri.ttf
  extracting fontinst.exe

All done, no errors.
Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/georgi32.exe
  extracting fontinst.inf
  extracting Georgiaz.TTF
  extracting Georgiab.TTF
  extracting Georgiai.TTF
  extracting Georgia.TTF
  extracting fontinst.exe

All done, no errors.
Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/impact32.exe
  extracting fontinst.exe
  extracting Impact.TTF
  extracting fontinst.inf

All done, no errors.
Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/times32.exe
  extracting fontinst.inf
  extracting Times.TTF
  extracting Timesbd.TTF
  extracting Timesbi.TTF
  extracting Timesi.TTF
  extracting FONTINST.EXE

All done, no errors.
Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/trebuc32.exe
  extracting FONTINST.EXE
  extracting trebuc.ttf
  extracting Trebucbd.ttf
  extracting trebucbi.ttf
  extracting trebucit.ttf
  extracting fontinst.inf

All done, no errors.
Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/verdan32.exe
  extracting fontinst.exe
  extracting fontinst.inf
  extracting Verdanab.TTF
  extracting Verdanai.TTF
  extracting Verdanaz.TTF
  extracting Verdana.TTF

All done, no errors.
Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/webdin32.exe
  extracting fontinst.exe
  extracting Webdings.TTF
  extracting fontinst.inf
  extracting Licen.TXT

All done, no errors.
All fonts downloaded and installed.
Setting up libcurl3-gnutls:amd64 (7.47.0-1ubuntu2.2) ...
Setting up curl (7.47.0-1ubuntu2.2) ...
Setting up libcurl3:amd64 (7.47.0-1ubuntu2.2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu4) ...

The thing that got me suspicious was the flash player update. It did not show up in the list of needed updates.
Then there were the font updates. Seriously? Font updates? What can be updated in Arial?

So, did I start the update in the exact moment that flashplayer and font updates landed on my PC, are they dependencies of any of the updated programs, or is this normal?

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pshem@PiLenovo ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: PiLenovo Kernel: 4.4.0-45-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: LENOVO product: 20257 v: IdeaPad S210 Touch
           Mobo: LENOVO model: Ideapad S210 v: 31900003Std
           Bios: LENOVO v: 80CN15WW date: 04/10/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-3217U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 931 MHz 2: 865 MHz 3: 994 MHz
           4: 924 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@59.97hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.1.0-devel
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-45-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (10.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500LT012 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 47G used: 26G (57%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.17GB used: 0.25GB (6%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 214 Uptime: 6 days Memory: 1716.6/3830.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint's Public Image
« on: October 30, 2016, 08:41:08 am »
For wikipedia:
Peppermint OS is a lightweight and consistent(Peppermint Control Center) Linux distribution. PM devs don't choose applications for users, so only a minimum are installed(link to applist), which allows to keep the iso under 4 GB. This does not come at the cost of usability, as Peppermint users have access to Ubuntu repositories and ICE, which turns webapps into desktop apps.

This is a first attempt, feel free to improve it. The underlined parts should link to the pages in the brackets. For DW, a more technical language seems preferable. Not sure about the idle MB value we should advertise(or even if we should advertise that), it's 273 MB for me, but vanilla should be lower.

For Distrowatch:
Peppermint OS is a lightweight(<300MB RAM when idle) and consistent(link to PCC) Linux distro. PM devs don't choose applications for users, so only a minimum are installed(link to applist), which allows to keep the iso under 4 GB. This does not come at the cost of usability, as Peppermint users have access to Ubuntu repositories and ICE, a framework that turns webapps into desktop apps. The desktop combines the best elements from XFCE(flexibility) and LXDE(lightness).

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Software & Applications / Re: Update Fails [SOLVED]
« on: October 27, 2016, 11:54:26 pm »
Well given that Apparmor(and SELinux, for the Fedora crowd) made DirtyCOW unexploitable on desktop Linux installs, it's worth keeping. As a second protection level, if anything

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B) To change the size of the font:
1. right click in the terminal
2. press "options"
3. press "Select font..."
4. move the slider or change the number in the lower right corner

A)To start in the home directory:
First, let's check if it applies only to a single method of opening the terminal:
Press Ctr+Alt+T
If it opens in the home directory, than we only need to fix the launch command for the icon you're currently using. If not, I have no idea what to do  :-\

If after using the keyboard shortcut, sakura opens in ~ $ :
a) right click the icon on icon on the panel,
b) open properties
c) right click Terminal
d) press Edit item
IF, and only IF, the content of the "command" window is sakura :/usr/share/peppermint-settings-panel or something similar
e) delete everything except sakura
If in doubt, copy the content of the "command" window to the forum

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Networking / Re: Thunderbird problems
« on: October 27, 2016, 11:23:51 pm »
It's a bit late, but I didn't notice it earlier.
Who is your email provider?
For quite some time, in Gmail and Yahoo mail block IMAP and SMTP access by default. You need to enable "untrusted applications". You should be able to find a detailed tutorial on that by searching, or I can try to get you the instructions if I know the email provider. If that's the case, you should get a popup "untrusted application login attempt blocked" upon logging to them through the browser

Another possible reason is port blocking. Check on which ports you are downloading(IMAP) and sending(SMTP) emails with and whether they are blocked by your PC and router. PCNetSpec probably knows how to do that
Default unencrypted SMTP port is 25, backup unencrypted is 2525, encrypted usually goes through 465 or 587. For IMAP the defaults are 143 for unencrypted, 993 for encrypted. But it might be different for your provider

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If you ever want to do a really serious privacy+security overview, try this guide: http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=24722
It's old(2013) and really paranoid, so don't feel bad if you can't apply most of it. The most relevant things are probably to always do encrypted installs, the about:config settings guideline and a reminder to verify the checksums whenever possible

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