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Old 07-09-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
smegz
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Setting up accounts in Evolution


Twice in about the last two years, I was coerced to update Ubuntu. With that, I have twice lost saved emails, and all my contacts from Thunderbird. I figure that by using Evolution, that might be able to save this loss, but I cannot seem to set up the account quite right?

This is what comes up after setting up account. I have tried a lot of different things, and I have set up accounts b4. What am I doing wrong???!!!

Error while fetching mail
Failed to connect to POP server pop3.frontiernet.net in secure mode: STLS not supported by server


I hit Edit>preferences, and then click edit accounts. This allows me to click
the 'Receiving Emails" tab. There is a section 'Security' in that
window. the pull-down options are: 'No encryption', 'TLS encryption'
and 'SSL encryption' ?

Also, I cannot find where to input the password for the email account
that is required from the ISP for access to the email account. I am at
a loss. Blechhh!
 
Old 07-10-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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Follow these steps(modify for your ISP): http://products.secureserver.net/ema..._evolution.htm

Those are the steps for a GoDaddy email account which uses basic POP3 with no TLS support and user/pw authentication. Remove your existing account setup attempt, and follow these to add a new one and it should go through without a problem.

Make sure it is set to no encryption on that screen you referenced.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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It could be that you used pop3.whatever when you configured it. I just configured Evolution a week or 2 ago. I used pop.whatever (no 3), and picked SSL encryption.
It worked for me, try it for yourself.

And by "whatever" - I mean (in your case) frontiernet. I have 2 Yahoo! and 1 AOHELL account working in Evolution. I needed to check those sites for info on how to set up POP and SMTP.
Maybe frontiernet has similar instructions.
Maybe it's just as simple as using pop. instead of pop3.

Hope this helped.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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Thanks,

I just started over and finally got it to work finally. Just wish I wouldn't lose all my contacts and old emails when updates are suggested.

Thanks again,

George
 
Old 08-03-2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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smegz heres some stuff that may help you backup your evolution contacts and address book in case you need to do some more work in the future:

http://www.stchman.com/export_evolution.html
 
Old 08-07-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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Good one K...42. Thanks
 
  


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