I have been using Evolution for it's calendar for some time now. But every time I open the calendar, it asks for my email password. So today, I had enough, I deleted my email account from evolution(I use a different program for emails) but now I can't open evolution because it wants to add an email account.

Is there a work arround for this? Since I can't manage my calendar anymore(unless I add an email account).


I've been struggling with this for a while too, I've seen this as an idea on Ubuntu Brainstorm, but still just an idea.

I suggest you try using Sunbird, but otherwise, I don't know if there's a solution to this problem.

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    I saw the idea, but I like evolution because I just have to click my clock to see what's up. And it must be compatible with my Google account, since I have to share with my android calendar. But thanks for the reply. Maybe someone has a work arround, if not, I will select your answer in a few hours. – Dr_Bunsen Nov 2 '12 at 15:56
  • Hope you find a workaround. (if you find one, I'll go back to evoution) :) – Evandro Silva Nov 2 '12 at 16:00
  • since no other replies, your answer seems to be the best ;) – Dr_Bunsen Nov 3 '12 at 10:45

It is not possible to use Evolution without setting an e-mail account (go figure). However, Evolution does not check if you give it an actual account during set up. Just set in a dummy address and point all servers to Also, untick the Check e-mail every x minutes box.

  • Thanks, it has been 5 years since I asked this and in the mean time my knowledge about things improved. I also stopped using Ubuntu and gmail. I hope your answer helps others though. – Dr_Bunsen Nov 7 '17 at 10:09

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