Friday, October 26, 2007

How to configure IMAP on Evolution and Gmail


Gmail introduced IMAP on their email systems this week. It may not be available to you yet, but they are working pretty fast to do so.

You can check if you have it or not by going to your Gmail account, them Settings. Check that on the top menu says “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” instead of just “Forwarding and POP”.

If not, make sure your language is set to “English (US)”.


If/when you do have the option, go to the menu and check the “Enable IMAP” radio button.


Now open your Evolution client and add the following settings:

=> Identity Tab
- Full Name: Name you’d like to be displayed on your messages
- Email Address: You full Gmail address


=> Receiving E-mail
Server Type: IMAP
Server: imap.gmail.com:993
Username: Your complete Gmail address
Security: SSL
Authentication Type: Password
Remember Password: Check (optional)


=> Sending E-mail
Server Type: SMTP
Server: smtp.gmail.com:587
Server Requires Authentication: Check
Security: TLS
Authentication Type: Login
Username: Your complete Gmail address
Remember Password: Check (optional)


After that click on send and receive. You should start getting your messages. I’ve heard some people saying that they had to restart Evolution for it to start working (also complaints that IMAP on Evolution is really slow).

You will see the folders added to the left pane of your Evolution inbox.


Here are some links that may help you as well!!!

Supported IMAP Client List
How do actions sync in IMAP?
IMAP Help Center

47 comments:

Jakster said...

thanks buddy this helped me out big time.

Peter said...

Thank You Very Much... was missing the port number on the server name and wasn't finding any help elsewhere. Works!!!

Victor said...

Glad I could help!! ;)

Vad said...

Thank you for help,
really helped me!!!

mogwai said...

It worked! IMAP + GMail + Evolution!
Thanks Dude!

Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete DUTRA said...

Works, but glacially… wonder why.

Anonymous said...

Legend!

Finkeldinken said...

Thanks, hon!
I'm all new to Ubuntu and Evolution, so this tutorial helped me a lot!! :D

Abel Cavași said...

Thank You, Victor! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I didn't think that port was needed to be added with IP:Port

Stigfinnaren said...

Thanks for the clear and concise instructions.

Anonymous said...

thanks, it helped a lot.

Martijn said...

Thank you very much! Has been helpfull

Greetings Martijn

Anonymous said...

Works!

Not without restarting Evolution and not without changing Gmail's language to US...

But it works, so thanks very much!

Hugh said...

I was frantic - Thanks for the little things.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. This is the first site I've found that take care of the port number. Funny that other sites have published tutorials that just can't work.

Miro said...

thx!

Anonymous said...

Very helpful - thanks!

c_malc said...

Thanks! It's great how people help each other out on the net; gives you faith in human nature.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, information very intuitive.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton! This really helped me take off with the new Ubuntu.

dirk squarejaw said...

This just worked for me on a thinkpad z61t. Thanks from Boston!

linux said...

Hi Victor, thanks for your post. I just configured evolution using a Gmail account and your post was great help. Very good blog. Congratulations

Very Grateful said...

Very very helpful!! Everything worked!!

Anonymous said...

ubuntu + Evolution + Gmail = Perfection !

Anonymous said...

doooooo!

Anonymous said...

thanks. it worked for me too :)

Ceci said...

Thank you SO MUCH, from Germany!
Used it for Evolution in Ubuntu.

Alex said...

thanks, here is few more thoughts about "Advanced IMAP settings" - http://9notes.blogspot.com/2010/03/evolution-gmail-imap.html

Alex said...

few more advanced IMAP settings - http://9notes.blogspot.com/2010/03/evolution-gmail-imap.html

Fideox said...

Thanks for the help

Anonymous said...

The post is more than 2 years old, yet helpful, thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

This how-to worked for me in Ubuntu 9.10 and gmail apps. I didn't know how to add the ports using the colons. This made the difference. Thanks! Ger

Michael said...

omg thank u, ive been up for the past 17 hrs in ny tryin to get this to work, thank u, no one elses blog worked

T_Mcswell said...

Thank you very much!

bigbooty said...

thanks a lot.. this post helped me to set up IMAP on my evolution (fedora).
Very thankful to you :)

Anonymous said...

2011 here and I just installed openSUSE 12.1 and using Evolution for the first time and your guide still works. The only difference I made was to pick "IMAP+" instead of plain "IMAP" and I did that because other site suggested it *shrugs* but you had the gritty details missing from that other site so thanks again!

Anonymous said...

thanks !

Luciano Commendatore said...

Thanks it was really helpful

Anonymous said...

Thanks buddy....its really help me..

Bartek Klimczak said...

couldnt get it to work then changed to your port numbers and worked a charm
many thanks
very good guide

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Allen Whitlock said...

Thanks work first time after checking with your blog ....

Allen Whitlock said...

Thanks ... worked first time after checking setting on your blog

arpit gahlot said...

Thank you so much

Frank Delstanche said...

Don't work for me :(

Frank Delstanche said...

Don't work for me :(