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How to Sync Evolution With Google's PIM Apps

Dec 14, 2008, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Min)

"Syncing with Gmail is the hardest part to set up in Evolution, but it's not that hard. First, enable IMAP in Gmail. Then open Evolution, go to Edit -> Preferences -> Mail Accounts, and click on the Add button. In the resulting wizard, enter your name, email address, and (optionally) your reply-to and organization. At the next screen of options for setting up email reception, change the server type to IMAP and put imap.gmail.com in the Server field. Enter your email address as your username, change Secure Connection to SSL, and change the Authentication Type to Password. Optionally, you can check Remember Password.

"On the screen where you set up sending email, change the Server Type to SMTP, enter smtp.gmail.com in the Server box, check Server requires authentication, Secure Connection to TLS, Authentication to Login, and username to your email. Optionally, you can check Remember Password. Name your account and click Apply. You should see your new Gmail inbox under accountname/Inbox (not the On This Computer inbox) in the lefthand sidebar. Most of your Gmail folders will show up as subfolders under accountname/[Gmail], including All Mail (Archive), Drafts, Sent Mail, Spam, Starred, and Trash. Your labels should show up as a folder under ACCOUNTNAME."

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