How to save or export evolution emails as an mbox file

This is for those who want to know how to export emails from Evolution. Emails can be exported from Evolution using a file called mbox. It is a universal email files format recognized by several email clients. Below are the steps to do this. Select all the emails in the folder first. You can only … Continue reading How to save or export evolution emails as an mbox file

Evolution always asks for password when sending or receiving emails on Linux Mint

Evolution always asks for password when sending or receiving emails on Linux mint because Evolution uses gnome-keyring files. To resolve, do the following steps: $ cd /usr/bin <enter> $ sudo ln -s mate-keyring gnome-keyring <enter> $ sudo ln -s mate-keyring-daemon gnome-keyring-daemon <enter> Delete the files in ~/.config/mate/keyrings Reboot. Now Evolution will ask for the e-mail … Continue reading Evolution always asks for password when sending or receiving emails on Linux Mint

Import and Export Contacts as VCF files between Evolution and Android phone

With the Android phone, synchronization of contacts information between the phone and a PC, needs to be done via the Internet through Google contacts. Many of us would be uncomfortable providing the contact details of other people to some server on the Internet. There have been instances where some people have told me that they … Continue reading Import and Export Contacts as VCF files between Evolution and Android phone

Integrate Evolution Contacts into Thunderbird

If you migrated from the Evolution PIM to Thunderbird, you will find that the contacts list in Thunderbird is not able to display all the address book elements that were entered in the Evolution PIM address book. Also, Thunderbird cannot synchronize contacts with the mobile phones. To overcome this issue, do not kill the Contacts … Continue reading Integrate Evolution Contacts into Thunderbird

msynctool – Error while synchronizing: Unable to open fifo – Workaround in Fedora 17

After installation of Fedora 17, synchronization of contacts from a Nokia Smart phone to Evolution stops working. This could be a temporary hiccup, due to the freshness of Fedora 17. Till such time, here is a workaround. Upon upgrade, if you pair your phone via bluetooth to the computer, you will find that doing a … Continue reading msynctool – Error while synchronizing: Unable to open fifo – Workaround in Fedora 17

Open Microsoft Outlook winmail.dat file in Linux

Microsoft Outlook, at times, uses a TNEF format that sends email as a winmail.dat file attachment. This format can be opened by email clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird and Claws mail on Windows and Linux. However, if you use the Evolution email client on Linux, you can still open the attachment indirectly, but … Continue reading Open Microsoft Outlook winmail.dat file in Linux

Evolution mail migration to new format in Fedora 15

Evolution migrates your mail box to a new format, maildir from mbox in Fedora 15. Always backup evolution using the in-built menu option File -> Backup evolution data. This generates a tar.gz file which you can use to restore evolution later. From Fedora 14, this should have been your backup approach from Evolution rather than … Continue reading Evolution mail migration to new format in Fedora 15

Hotmail in Evolution email Client

Following are the settings you should have to retrieve your hotmail account email into the Evolution email client: Identity: Email Address: user@hotmail.com Receiving Email: Server Type: POP Server: pop3.live.com Username: user@hotmail.com Security: SSL Encryption Authentication Type: Password Sending Email: Server Type: SMTP Server: smtp.live.com Server requires authentication: Checked Security: TLS Encryption Authentication Type: Plain Username: … Continue reading Hotmail in Evolution email Client