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Old 06-10-2005, 07:09 PM   #1
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Set proxy in evolution mail client for gmail


Hi all,
I set up gmail account in evolution mail client. I works fine at home but not at work because there is a proxy at work. Is there a way to set up the proxy in evolution or in whereever so that I can get gmail to work at work. I saw couple of links that says set http_proxy=http:///.... in .bashrc. Tried that and did not work. Tried Applications/Preferences/Network Proxy and did not work.

My os is Fedora 3. All updates are installed using "yum update". Appreciate your helps.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 04:55 AM   #2
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i don't really get what you're trying to do here. if you mean you can't reach gmail.com in a browser, then that would be down to an http proxy for example. note that it's http_proxy=proxy.domain.com, not http:// as it's a reference to the server who will get your http data for you, not a webpage. gmail only officially support pop access, details of the servers and required configuration is available on gmail.com. if you can't access the server in evolution via pop, then that port will be being filtered, and is nothing to do with http.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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Here is what I mean Chris,
I setup so that evolution mail client can down load my gmail using the following info:
Incoming: pop.gmail.com & default port (don't remember what)
Outgoingi: smtp.gmail.com & default port (don't remember what).

With this config, my evolution can download gmail messages fine at home because there is no proxy at home. However, it cannot do so at work because there is a proxy at work. At work, it cannot find "pop.gmail.com" and says something like "Unknow pop.gmail.com" (can't remember exact error message).

Now, to fix this I need to tell evolution to forward the request to download mails to the proxy first, which then contact pop.gmail.com. The problem is evolution does not provide a way to specify proxy. I tried to set proxy outside of evolution by setting http_proxy=....... in .bashrc (Note: I tried http_proxy=proxy.domain.com before the last post, it did not work either). I also tried to set proxy using Applications/....../Network Proxy, and it did not work either.

So, I would be great if you can show me how to set the proxy in a way that evolution knows. Evolution could not recognize the proxy setting i tried above and thus gave me error and could not download the gmail messages.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:05 PM   #4
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the http_proxy is only useful if you wish to proxy http traffic, i.e. port 80. pop is not port 80, it's 110 (well, pop3 is) so that's utterly useless. basically you need a way, which is permitted within your work, where you can proxy that port. if your proxy doesn't support it, then i'd assume it's by design.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 04:49 PM   #5
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your work sounds like they are blocking outgoing/incoming pop on port 110 requests..
 
Old 06-12-2005, 05:35 PM   #6
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this is unlikely, I sysadmin with proxies and the chances are you need to simply ask you admin to allow gmail to the access list.

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Old 06-12-2005, 05:36 PM   #7
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p.s. by way of explaination... gmail comes through port 80... it is webmail, so chances are they have filters... just ask them to unblock it.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 06:13 PM   #8
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I don't think they have filter because when I can check gmail using browser fine. Plus, Sun has no reason to block gmail because they have nothing in common. Thanks.
 
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gmail in a browser = port 80
gmail in a mail client = port 110

port 110 is clearly blocked. deliberately.
 
  


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