Often, when I start up a new terminal, I get the message:
No mail for pwnguin, or
You have 5 unread messages. I'm not terribly great with
This answer follows the premise that you're using a mail spool, if its mbox format your mileage may vary:
Thanks go to this post I've verified the instructions locally. Works without a hitch.
Try using localhost for all server names (incoming/outgoing mail server,etc) in evolution and then the usual usernames and passwords. The email address will probably also follow the username@localhost format.