* Login to your gmail account and select Forwarding and POP.
Enable pop and set pop up in the way you prefer. (At least make sure pop is enabled.)
* Open evolution:
Select Edit > Preferences > Mail Accounts
Select the Add Button > (Evolution Assistant Account starts.
If you use evolution for the first time this is where you begin.
Evolution Account assistant Identity
* Receiving email:
Evolution Account Receiving Email
Server type: POP
Security > Drop-down menu > select SSL connection
Authenthication Type: password
Flag remember password if you wish
* Receiving Options
Evolution Account Assistant Receiving Options
Are all optional, fill in as you please.
* Sending Email:
Can be done in 2 ways:
* 1, Fill it in using The SMTP server information provided by your ISP, I think this is the best way, the send mail gets no advertising added.
screenshot-evolution-account-assistant Sending Email with your ISP's SMTP server
* 2, Use the SMTP server provided by Gmail:
screenshot-evolution-account-Use SMTP provided By GmailServertype: SMTP
Flag: server requires authentication
Use Secure Connection: SSL
Fill in Username: username@ gmail.com
Now restart Evolution and see if it all works.
For more instructions (if needed) go to Gmail help Center