I have my Google account synced with gnome online accounts. Everything works fine from mail to files, until I try to send mail using evolution that sync'ed my gmail account. My inbox can be fetch from gmail, but when I try to send email I got this error : "Welcome response error: Socket I/O timed out"

any help would be appreciated, thanks

ubuntuGNOME 16.04

GNOME Shell 3.20.4

  • Seems like SMTP error, Which port are you using? Try using ports 25 or 465 or 587. – Arijit Chatterjee Mar 2 '17 at 14:45
  • I believe it's a SMTP error because when I try to create mail account manually it works fine, but unfortunatelly email account created from gnome online accounts is not editable. I'd like to sync everything from calendar to cloud files using GOA but this one flaw really bothers me – Ahmad Muzakki Mar 3 '17 at 7:47
  • Did you try using the ports I mentioned? Also, please go to Gmail's webmail, check the settings, as Google has introduced Two-Factor authentication, so, you may need to turn that off. – Arijit Chatterjee Mar 4 '17 at 6:33
  • that's the problem, I can't edit the port nor the endpoint because I setup on Gnome Online Accounts and it just sync'ed with Evolution. Gnome already ask for authentication and it just sync'ed my calendar and things so I don't think that is not the issue. I bet the issue is Gnome Online Accounts put the wrong endpoint or the port for smtp. – Ahmad Muzakki Mar 4 '17 at 12:39
  • Possible, in that case a viable alternative to Evolution is Thunderbird – Arijit Chatterjee Mar 4 '17 at 12:49

I do sudo apt-get upgrade and now it works

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