Evolution - Creating a POP Account

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The following steps will assist you in setting your e-mail account up in Evolution
:


1. Open Evolution. If this is the first time that you are running Evolution, the Evolution Setup Assistant will appear. If the setup assistant does not appear, click on Edit and then Preferences. On the Evolution Preferences page, click on Add.

Click Forward to continue.

2. On the Restore from backup, click Forward.

3. On the Identity page, enter the following information:
  • Full Name: Enter the name that you want to recipients to see next to your e-mail address.
  • Email Address: Enter your e-mail address.
  • Make this my default account: De-select this option if you do not want messages to be sent from this account by default.
Click Forward to continue.

4. On the Receiving Email page, enter the following information:
  • Server Type: Select POP from the list.
  • Server: Enter mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com).
  • Username: Enter your entire e-mail address (e.g.: mail@example.com).
  • Use Secure Connection: Select No encryption.
  • Authentication Type: Select Password.
  • Ensure that the Remember Password box is ticked.
Click Forward to continue.

5. On the Receiving Options page, enter the following information:
  • Enable Check for new messages every x minutes and choose how often Evolution should check for new mail.
  • If you access this account from more than one device, enable Leave messages on server.
  • If you enable the option above, you should also enable Delete after x day(s) and set this to 3 days.
Click Forward to continue.

6. On the Sending Email page, enter the following information:
  • Server Type: Select SMTP.
  • Server: Enter mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com).
  • Server requires authentication: This should be enabled.
  • Use Secure Connection: This should be set to No encryption.
  • Authentication Type: Set this to PLAIN.
  • Username: Enter your entire e-mail address (e.g.: mail.example.com).
  • Ensure that the Remember Password box is ticked.
Click Forward to continue.

7. On the Account Management page, enter a desciption for the account on the Name field.

Click Forward to continue.

8. On the Done page, click Apply to save your settings.

9. You will now be prompted for your password. Once you have entered it, select Remember this password and click  OK.

You account will now be active and Evolution will begin downloading new messages.
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