Managing email with Evolution

Email Wizardry

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We show you how to manage your email more efficiently with the lightweight Evolution email client.

Although Evolution [1] may look like a lightweight email client, it's packed with features that can help you manage email messages in the most efficient manner. This article will help you to master Evolution's basics.

Configuring Evolution

When you launch Evolution for the first time, the Evolution Account Assistant conveniently guides you through the process of configuring basic settings (Figure 1). The first step offers to restore existing personal data, settings, and so on from a backup file. This process can be useful when you are migrating from another Evolution installation, but if it's your first time using the application, you can safely skip this step by pressing Continue.

You are then prompted to configure an identity. At the very least, you need to specify your name and email address. If you happen to use Gmail as your preferred email service, the wizard automatically configures incoming and outgoing server settings for you. Otherwise, you need to provide the required information manually. Before you proceed, make sure you have the required information handy.

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