Setting up Evolution Mail (gmail and hotmail)
Like many people I have multiple email addresses.
I had a hotmail one and a gmail one, both equally important.
Recently hotmail offers free pop access so I thought the time was right to start using a email client.
In this how-to I’ll provide step by step instructions on setting up your gmail and hotmail account in Evolution.
Evolution is the standard email client in Ubuntu and can be found in “Applications -> Internet -> Evolution Mail”.
When you open up Evolution for the first time you’ll see a setup assistant.
Forward until you get to the “Identity” screen.
Enter you full name and your full email address. If you want your hotmail account to be your default address leave the tag next to the box.
Press forward until you reach the “Receiving Email” windows.
Pick “pop” from the drop down list.
Fill in the following information:
Username: firstname.lastname@example.org (use full email address)
Leave the rest as it is.
In the next screen you’ll have to make some decisions for yourself.
Now we hit the “Sending Email” screen. Enter this:
Username: email@example.com (enter full email address)
Leave the rest be.
The next few screens explain themselves and should be obvious.
Press apply when you are finished.
In Evolution Mail press the “send/receive” button.
Evolution will now start downloading your emails.
First go to gmail using your internet browser and log in.
On the top of the page there should be a “preferences” link (next to your email address).
Now click on the “tab” where you see “imap” and “pop” mentioned.
Make sure pop and imap is enabled.
If that is done, open evolution.
Because we already have an account the Wizard won’t appear.
Go to “Edit -> Preferences” and in the window that pops up you will be able to add a new account.
This will bring up the Wizard.
In the “Identity” window, enter your name and your email address.
Now you’ll hit the “Receiving Email” window again.
Once again choose “pop” from the dropdown list.
The server is: “pop.gmail.com” and your username should be your full gmail address.
The security should be SSL.
Choose as you see fit in the next window.
In the following window, called “Sending Email” enter the following:
Server type: SMTP
Username: firstname.lastname@example.org (enter full email address)
Leave the rest be.
The next window is too obvious to guide you trough it.
When finished press apply and then in Evolution press “send/receive”.
Leave the program running and you will get notifications when you receive a new email.
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