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.
Select if you want to use a secure connection (SSL or TLS).
You should enable this option if your server supports it.
Free webmail providers often supply information about which of these options can be used. 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 Evolution to remember 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.
If you want the messages to remain on the server for a period of time, click the Leave messages on server option and the Delete after ... days option and select the number of days to allow messages to remain on the server.
The option Disable support for all POP3 extensions is only useful when accessing old or misconfigured mail servers. provide enhanced functionality, however only some servers support them. In case of problems with receiving mail, enabling this setting might help.
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