On the Receiving Email page (accessible via Edit ▸ Preferences ▸ Mail Accounts ▸ Edit ▸ Receiving Email):
Enter the address of the email server in the Server field and enter your username for that server.
Enter the Domain name for that server.
If you are in an organizational environment, you may want to contact your system administrator for more information.
Select your authentication type in the Authentication list, or click Check for Supported Types to have Evolution check for supported authentication mechanisms. Some servers do not announce the authentication mechanisms they support, so clicking this button is not a guarantee that available mechanisms actually work.
Select if you want to use a secure connection (SSL or TLS).
Click Authenticate and enter your password.
On the Receiving Options page (accessible via Edit ▸ Preferences ▸ Mail Accounts ▸ Edit ▸ Receiving Options):
If you want Evolution to check automatically for new messages, click the Check for new messages every … minutes option and select the frequency in minutes.
You can also define if Evolution checks for new messages in all folders.
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