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Old 12-01-2008, 04:46 AM   #1
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Change gmail settings from evolution

Hi all,

I am new to linux evolution.

I was wondering if there is any way to edit my gmail settings from evolution or any other linux email client?

Sorry if i am wrong

Thanks & Regards,
Old 12-01-2008, 05:54 AM   #2
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* 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.

* Identity

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
Select ok

* Receiving Options

Evolution Account Assistant Receiving Options

Are all optional, fill in as you please.
Select Forward

* 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@
Select OK

Now restart Evolution and see if it all works.

For more instructions (if needed) go to Gmail help Center
Old 12-01-2008, 11:36 PM   #3
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I have already done that, BUT


I have already done that, but I wanted to edit my "gmail settings" i.e. the settings page in gmail needs to be updated using a mail client. Instead of logging into gmail, i wanted the settings to be changed using a mail client. Settings like language, Maximum page size, Keyboard shortcuts,My picture,Contacts' pictures,Signature and all other settings.

(Sorry, if this sounds wierd!)

Is it possible? If so, can i get an existing mail client or is it possible to write a new mail client app to do so?

Thanks & Regards,


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