I have a network which consists of linux server and a combination of WinXP, Win7 and linux clients. All the systems are given dynamic IP addresses by the router which connects them all together. The server hosts an IMAP mail server. On Win7 and WinXP Thunderbird can access the IMAP server without any problems. On the linux client, using the same IMAP parameters, Thunderbird is unable to connect to the server.
How do I get Thunderbird to find the server? I'm not sure if this is a linux system configuration problem or a Thunderbird issue.
Additional note: The linux client is running Gnome, the server has a series of Samba shares defined. In the client, doing Places->Connect to Server and selecting Windows Share and specifying the server name, the Samba share is mounted OK.