Evolution on Linux - IMAP Connection Configuration

Explanation:

Evolution is a multifunction software that can act as an email client for Linux Users. You may consider using this email client if you are a Linux user.

Requirements:

  • Have an ONID Gmail account
  • Have a Linux device
  • Have Evolution installed
  • Have an internet connection

Steps:

These instructions were tested with Evolution version 3.26.

  1. Open Evolution.
  2. If this is the first time running Evolution, it will walk you through connecting to your email account. Otherwise, open the File menu and choose New > Mail Account.
  3. Enter your Full Name and Email Address and click the Next button.
  4. Select IMAP from the Server Type dropdown.
  5. Set the Server to imap.gmail.com.
  6. Enter your ONID email in the Username field.
  7. Set Encryption Method to "TLS on a dedicated port" and click Next.
  8. (Optional) Set mail preferences if necessary and click Next.
  9. Set the Server Type to "SMTP".
  10. Set the Server to smtp.gmail.com.
  11. Check the Server requires authentication box.
  12. Set the Encyrption Method to "TLS on a dedicated port".
  13. Under Authentication, set Type to "OAuth2 Google".
  14. Set Username to your ONID email and click Next.
  15. (Optional) Set calendar and contact sync preferences if necessary and click Next.
  16. Click Apply. A "Google account authentication request" window will be displayed. Sign in with your ONID email account and click Allow to finish setup. (Note: This may take some time as your email is retrieved from the server)

These instructions were tested with Evolution versions 2.32 and 3.02. 

  1. Open Evolution.
  2. If this the first time running Evolution, it will walk you through connecting to your email account. Otherwise, open the Edit  menu and choose  Preferences . Under  Mail Accounts , click the  Add  button.
  3. Click the  Forward  button to begin the setup process.
  4. Enter your  Full name  and  E-mail address  and click the  Forward  button.
  5. Select  IMAP  from the "Server Type" drop-down list.
  6. The  Server Name  is imap.gmail.com.
  7. Enter your ONID username in the  Username  field.
  8. Select  TLS encryption  from the "Use secure connection" drop-down list.
  9. Click the  Forward  button.
  10. Uncheck the "Show only subscribed folders" box and click the  Forward  button.
  11. The  SMTP Server  is smtp.gmail.com 
    Note:  
    If you are off-campus and sending mail does not work, you will need to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the name of their Outgoing (SMTP) Server.
  12. Check the "Server requires authentication" box.
  13. Select  TLS encryption  from the "Use secure connection" drop-down list.
  14. Select  PLAIN  from the "Type" drop-down list.
  15. Enter your ONID username in the Username field.
  16. Click the  Forward  button.
  17. Enter an  Account Name  and click the  Forward  button.
  18. During first time Evolution setup only: Select your time-zone and click the  Forward  button.
  19. Click the  Apply  button to complete the setup process.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

Details

Article ID: 45963
Created
Tue 1/9/18 8:40 AM
Modified
Wed 8/8/18 9:18 AM