Showing posts from August, 2015

The Ashes 2015 season ends.

The Ashes season of this year ended. Glad that England re-gained it. Not because I am a Aussie hater (like most Indians because of Australian aggressiveness and domination in the past ) but because they have been playing really good lately. Youngsters like Joe Root is now # 1 batsman in ICC rankings.

Since last couple of months or so I have been enjoying the cricket broadcast on the Radio (BBC 5 live extra with Tunnel Bear VPN app for UK ) and TV (also star sports online streaming ). This is usually the most interesting series for me because of classic English commentary and playing conditions. Of course I am more alert when India tours England and Australia but there is something about these two countries' rivalry.

I will miss the commentary of Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton. (Coincidentally they were born only 3 days apart ) I think they are the most accent free and speak slow. While Cris Rogers and Pup decided to retire after this series legendary wicket keeper run machin…

Configuring Mozilla Thunderbird with Office 365 Email

There is no outlook for linux users. Setting up email, calendar, contacts etc in linux with office 365 (or exchange) account could be painful.However there is a little known fact that office 365 also have SMTP feature for configuring non exchange compliant client like Mozilla Thunderbird.

Since office 365 is a cloud hosting by Microsoft which is multi-tenant, setup configuration is pretty much same unless the company decides to override anything.

For email

IMAPServer hostname: outlook.office365.comPort:993SSL: SSL/TLSAuthentication: Normal passwordOutgoing:Server hostname: smtp.office365.comPort:587SSL: SSL/TLSAuthentication: Normal passwordUser Name: your company email

For calendar you have to install the following addon.

Installing the Add-on:

Install the latest version of the Lightning add-on.Download the latest version of the Exchange Calendar and Tasks Add-on. Latest version 3.3.1: Ericsson/exchangecalendarIn Thunderbird, click on Tools | Add-onsClick on the Gear icon…