Questions about the Evolution Email, Calendar and Contacts manager. This is the default email client for Ubuntu 11.04 and earlier.

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Can I make links to email addresses open Gmail instead of Evolution?

When I click on a link to an email address in Firefox or Google Chrome a "Welcome to Evolution" screen appears. Can I make Gmail open instead, or at the very least disable Evolution from running?
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Why did Thunderbird replace Evolution in 11.10?

According to this, The default email client for Ubuntu 11.10 will be Thunderbird instead of Evolution. I've used Evolution since Ubuntu 9.10; I've always used the default applications because I ...
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How can I remove “Set Up Mail” and other entries from the message indicator?

Is there any other way of removing the "Set Up Mail" and other entries from the message indicator short of uninstalling Evolution? I prefer to use GMail directly through the browser. It's beginning ...
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Thunderbird or Evolution? [closed]

Before I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 (I formatted my harddisk and installed it), I used thunderbird. Now I wanted to test out evolution. I think it's pretty good, because there are integrated ...
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How can I remove the Evolution package completely?

how can I remove Evolution and all related packages? I feel like I don't need them.
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How to get GNOME Shell Calendar to sync with Google Calendar with Thunderbird installed?

On GNOME Shell, I want to use the Calendar and have it synced with my Google Calendar account, but I have Thunderbird on my computer. I have seen a couple of posts making Thunderbird default through ...
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Exchange with Evolution or any other mail client

I see other questions about this, no answers and no one with a completely similar question. I work for a place with an Exchange 2007 server. There is an http://owa.ourserver.com that is accessible ...
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Which email client works best with GMail IMAP?

I use GMail (and I use labels intensively) and because of having to use a very slow Internet connection now I've came to the idea that I should try using a desktop email client. What application ...
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Migrating from Evolution to Thunderbird

I would really like to switch over to Thunderbird from Evolution. I have had a look around and haven't found a good up to date how to for migrating. I have quite a lot of emails and filters and would ...
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GTK+ in Kubuntu apps look bad

I have installed Evolution email client on Kubuntu 11.10 and it's not so cute as expected. Eclipse also looks bad. I have the GTK+ Appearance plugin in KDE System Settings and already tried QTCurve ...
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How to port email from evolution to thunderbird?

I updated ubuntu to 11.10 using the update notification. I am also switching from Xubuntu to ubuntu - gnome interface. I have been using evolution for years and would like to port the emails to ...
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Can I make mailto: links open up in gmail instead of evolution?

mailto: links fire up annoying "Evolution Setup Assistant". I want it to open a compose window in gmail in my web browser. There are existing questions about this here, but the answers are outdated ...
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Thunderbird and desktop calendar

Is there a way I can use Thunderbird to access and modify my desktop calendar (Or anything other than evolution for that matter)?
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How do I switch back to Evolution and ensure that it is integrated with the desktop?

I would like to use Evolution as the default mail client. Thus, I'd like to have Evolution integrated with the desktop instead of Thunderbird (especially concerning the mail symbol on the desktop ...
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Connect to a Microsoft Exchange 5.5 server using Evolution

I am trying to set up Evolution to connect to my company's Exchange server, but I got this error after entering the request OWA URL and credentials: The Exchange server is not compatible with ...
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4answers
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How can I see large thumbnails of the files I want to attach to an e-mail?

When I want to attach a file (an image) with Evolution, it's very hard to pick the good file because thumbnails are way to small. How can I make them bigger?
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View threads/conversations in Evolution just like Gmail can

I want to view threaded email conversations in Evolution. Is there a menu option for this? By threaded conversations I mean something like what Google's GMail does.
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Sync Google Calendar Tasks with Evolution

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and prefer Evolution to Thunderbird as my mail manager and organiser. I run a gmail account and use the calendar a lot to organise future meetings,appointments and tasks.I ...
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1answer
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Can I directly dial phone numbers from Evolution's address book?

Is there a way to directly dial phone numbers from Evolution's address book? I have an ISDN phone on my desk connected via USB. I've written a shell script that uses a phone number on the command line ...
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Ubuntu One Contacts Sync Error

I have synced my contacts with Ubuntu One, however, an error occurred, and I have instead of 300 contacts over 1700 contacts and all are messed up. How can I delete all contacts, and restart the sync ...
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Why is Evolution the default mail/calendar package?

Why is Evolution the default mail/calendar package that comes with Ubuntu? Why not Thunderbird + Lightning? Are there any features in Evolution that are not available in Thunderbird + Lightning? ...
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Connecting Yahoo mail with Evolution

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and want to add my yahoo mail account to Evolution, how can I do that There are many resources available but no step to step accurate guide is there
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evolution mapi not working in 13.04

After installing evolution-mapi in Ubuntu 13.04, I am getting this error (evolution:8018): camel-CRITICAL **: camel_provider_list: Could not load ...
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How to integrate Pidgin and Evolution into the message indicator?

I upgraded to 12.10, I was using Unity 2d, but as it no longer exists I moved to gnome classic, something in the upgrade seems to have change the message indicator in the "Indicator Applet Complete". ...
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Remove evolution-calendar-factory from startup

Is there a way of removing it from startup? I don't need it and I'm not using evolution at all.
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Why do firefox 4 and evolution always open maximized in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Prevent Unity from auto-maximizing How to keep programs from launching maximized? 11.04 Why do Firefox 4 and Evolution always open maximized in Unity? Even after you ...
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LTSP client synchronize blackberry address book & calendar with evolution

I'm trying to setup blackberry sync'ing with Evolution on a LTSP client. It works on the server. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 64bit on the server and here are the instructions I've followed to get the ...
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How to delete a google calendar from evolution?

I just upgraded to 12.10, I get an annoying asking for password for evolution calender (I had added google calander a long time ago and I never use it) I want to remove this calender , it wont leave ...
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How can Evolution connect to Exchange via the OWA connector?

I have been trying for a while to get Evolution to connect to my Exchange account. I think the complication is the that the OWA url is https://owa[...]. I am able to connect with Android phones, ...
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How to make Thunderbird notify of new email like Evolution?

In Ubuntu when new mail arrives Evolution changes message indicator to green color. I have migrated from Evolution to Thunderbird and that is why looking for how to make Thunderbird react like ...
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Will Evolution still be included as an option?

I see that Evolution is going to be replaced as the default email client by thunderbird ... I use thunderbird for my personal email, but I have Evolution set up to access my choir's IMAP email server, ...
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Fetch mail from MSN/Windows Live! in Evolution

I'm trying to sync a Hotmail/Windows Live/MSN email account to Evolution - however I'm unable to do so with both POP and IMAP. If I understand correctly this is because Microsoft blocks all email ...
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Using the Evolution with an external editor?

I seek for using LibreOffice Writer or a similar tool as a mail composer and reader in the Evolution. In Windows Outlook I have used Microsoft Word directly for writing mails. Evolution default ...
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evolution mapi for thunderbird

Is there any plugin which can retrieve MS Exchange emails in Thunderbird just like evolution-mapi & evolution-exchange does for Evolution? What happened If the server does not have IMAP enabled ? ...
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How do I make Evolution check and notify new emails, without keeping main UI open? [closed]

How do I make Evolution keep checking my emails and notifying in the indicator applet without keeping the main UI open?
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How to speed up Evolution

I have a moderately big Inbox file (around 2.3Gb) and Evolution takes a lot to start (it takes over 2.5 mins until I can perform any action -read or compose mail, for instance-). During that time, the ...
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Evolution, the background of messages is always grey

With Evolution 3.6 on Ubuntu 12.10 all the email messages have grey backgrounds in the default theme (and every other one that I have tried). When using grey or black text, which is standard in most ...
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Automatically mark emails as read in Evolution 3.2.2?

How can I change settings in Evolution 3.2.2 so that emails are marked read once I display them? I know this is default behavior of pretty much any email client, however, I just can't find that option ...
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What does the Evolution “Flagged” column represent?

I've only today, started to use Evolution. What does Evolution's Flagged column indicate? The Flagged column is the third one from the left in the Mail window of the default setup. Its icon is a red ...
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How can I add and keep synced my gmail contacts in evolution?

There is not much more to say. I'd like to be able to see my gmail contacts in the contacts section of Evolution. I'm going to change them only from gmail, so a read-only solution will work. What I ...
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2answers
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Evolution 3.4.3 on 12.04?

I'm currently using Evolution for my mail client on 12.04 (and no, I don't want to use Thunderbird), but the version available in the repos (3.2) has a couple of bugs (more precisely, its version of ...
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Lost Evolution Inbox During 11.10 upgrade

I just upgraded to 11.10 and lost my inbox messages in Evolution. All subfolders and their content exists and continues to receive messages but the Inbox folder remains empty (although I know I have ...
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Gmail task integration with Evolution

Is it possible to integrate Gmail tasks with Evolution 2.32.2 running on Ubuntu 11.04? I've had my calendar and contacts integrated for quite some time now but have been unsuccessful in getting ...
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Evolution not showing latest email in my IMAP inbox

I've got an IMAP mail server running dovecot. I use several different mail clients -- K-9 mail on my Nexus One, and RoundCube Webmail when I'm not on my main computer. On my main computer, I use ...
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GroupWise support on Evolution Ubuntu 13.10

We want to migrate from Windows to Ubuntu linux. In the past we used Evolution client to our mail server (Novell GroupWise 2012). This mail servers uses SOAP protocol. In the past there was an option ...
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How to reset evolution settings to defaults?

I have not used Evolution for long time now and I would like to reset all the settings and start from scratch. How would I be able to do this?
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Can't create CouchDB addressbooks in evolution?

I can't seem to create new couchDB addressbooks in evolution or open the ones Evolution thinks I have.. I've tried walking through these suggestions to no avail: $ killall beam.smp beam beam: no ...
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How can I sync my contacts' information in Empathy with Evolution address book?

Evolution seems to be able to sync the contact list information in Pidgin with its address book. However, is it possible to keep contact information (i.e. display pic) in Empathy synchronized with ...
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Gnome online accounts not syncing with Gnome Shell calendar

I'm using Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 11.10. I've recently activated online accounts, which is supposed to sync my Google Calendar with Gnome Shell's calendar. However, it does never sync. I've tried to ...
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How can I set up Evolution to access a local mail box?

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 mail, but I do have a running instance of Evolution connecting ...