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.
Select if you want to show folders in short notation.
For example, comp.os.linux would appear as c.o.linux.
Select if you want to show relative folder names in the.
If you select to show relative folder names, only the name of the folder is displayed. For example the folder evolution.mail would appear as evolution.
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