If I get wine, could I make a dial-up internet work?

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PrinceRameses

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I am getting fluxbuntu or ubuntu, and I have dsl, but use a dial-up for my e-mail. It's netscape connect. If I could I would just use aol to log-in for my e-mail, and get rid of the dial-up. but it doesn't seem to work.
 

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There's no other way to access this e-mail account? No website, POP protocol, nothing except dialing a phone number with a modem? It might be time to migrate to a new e-mail account.
 

PrinceRameses

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I can't do that. :( It's not MY e-mail I'm worried about. Other people use it, too. But, like I said, It is accessible from aol, but I get an error when I try to view the mail.. Plus I'm not sure if it will work if I cancel the dial-up.


Oh, and it's not using the phone line directly; it uses dsl. ;)
 

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Your first post clearly says my e-mail. I think this is something you need to look into. I hope you're not paying a monthly fee for this dial-up account just for an e-mail address.
 

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What happens when you try to log in? Are you entering the full e-mail address in the user name login field (this would include the @domain.com part of the address as well)?

EDIT: Either this is a dial-up modem or it's DSL. They're two different technologies.
 

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Originally it was dial up. the we got dsl, so we made it so it would connect through dsl and not tie up the phone line.

This is what I get when I click the mail:

Feature Unavailable
The feature you requested is presently unavailable.

Try Again



Feedback | Help Pages | AOL.com
 

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Okay. I'm lost. Either you're using a dial-up connection with a phone line directly connected to a dial-up modem inside your computer or you're using a USB cable or an Ethernet connection to connect to a DSL modem. You're confusing two completely separate technologies. Having a DSL modem connecting to a phone line is not dial-up.

I can't tell what you've got installed or how you're using it (including e-mail).
 

PrinceRameses

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Let's just call it dial-up. It's what it is, just not using the phone line.

Anyhow, My question is if I can get it to work with wine when I get linux. :)
 

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Let's just call it dial-up. It's what it is, just not using the phone line.
By definition dial-up uses a phone line. If you're not using a dial-up modem to dial a phone number, then you're using the broadband DSL connection.

For anyone to help you with the problem, you have to know what connections and technologies you're actually using. It would be a waste for someone to spend hours helping you get a dial-up modem working only to find out you're connecting through Ethernet using a DSL connection.

Maybe someone else will come along who can explain to you better than I can. Frankly, it's making my head spin.
 

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It's the program that needs to work. It uses en ethernet connection.

Will the PROGRAM work with wine? :(
 

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What program?

I can't imagine what type of e-mail account you have that isn't accessible via a web browser.
 
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