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2.24.2.11.3. Configuring the Evolution mail client (Linux)

Connection settings

General settings

The settings are the same for both incoming and outgoing mail
Email address (username or login) Full mailbox name, including @ symbol and domain name
Password Mailbox password
Server address mail.adm.tools

Incoming mail

Setting options for incoming mail
Protocol Port Encryption Description
IMAP 993 SSL/TLS Allows you to synchronize mail with the server over a secure connection Recommended
143 No Allows you to synchronize mail with the server over an unsecured connection
POP3 995 SSL/TLS Allows only to receive incoming mail from the server via a secure connection, sent and other messages are not synchronized
110 No Allows only to receive incoming mail from the server via unprotected, sent and other messages are not synchronized

Outgoing mail

Setting options for outgoing mail
Protocol Port Encryption Description
SMTP 465 SSL/TLS Allows only to send mail over a secure connection Recommended
25 No Allows only to send mail over an unsecured connection
2525 No Allows only to send mail over an unsecured connection

To connect your Evolution email client to mailbox, do the following:

  1. In the top menu, click “File → Create a → Mail account»:
  2. On the page "Welcome»Click«Next»:
  3. On the page "Account fill in the fields and click "Next»:
    • «Full name»- enter your name in any form.
    • «Email"- specify mailbox name.
    • Additional information can be left blank.
    • «Find mail server data based on the entered email address. mail"- uncheck the box.
  4. On the page "Receiving mail"Specify the settings for incoming mail and click"Next»:
    • «Server type"- make sure"IMAP».
    • Setting:
      • «Server"- specify mail.adm.tools.
      • «Port"- make sure that 993.
      • «Username"- specify full mailbox name.
    • Safety:
      • «Encryption method"- make sure"TLS on a dedicated port».
    • Authentication:
      • Make sure the type "Password».
  5. On the page "Receive parameters"Specify the required parameters (you can leave it unchanged) and click"Next»:
  6. On the page "Sending email mail"Specify the settings for outgoing mail and click"Next»:
    • «Server type"- make sure"SMTP».
    • Setting:
      • «Server"- specify mail.adm.tools.
      • «Port"- make sure that 465.
      • «Authentication required"- check the box.
    • Safety:
      • «Encryption method"- make sure"TLS on a dedicated port».
    • Authentication:
  7. On the page "Account Information"Enter an arbitrary account name, check the correctness of personal data and click"Next»:
  8. On the page "Done click "Apply»:
  9. In the appeared window with an authentication request in the field “Password»Specify mailbox password (if you do not want to enter a password every time you connect to the server, make sure that the checkbox next to “Add this password to your keychain") and press "OK»:
  10. In the main Evolution window, right-click on the added account and select “Properties»:
  11. In section "Default"Specify standard folders and click"OK»:
    • «Folder for drafts"- instead of"On this computer / Drafts»Select«Inbox → Drafts"For your mailbox.
    • «Sent messages folder"- make sure that the checkbox is checked and instead of"On this computer / Sent»Select«Inbox → Sent"For your mailbox.
    • «Use real trash folder"- check the box and select"Inbox → Trash"For your mailbox.
    • «Use a real spam folder"- check the box and select"Inbox → Junk"For your mailbox.
  12. Check your mail.