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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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Ubuntu 22.04 Can't disable annoying Evolution Reminders despite having disabled it (and Calendar Reminders as well) in Settings?

I have tried to disable Evolution Reminders and disable Calendar Reminders both in Settings, but to no avail. I have also tried changing the configuration file setting for Evolution to add the setting ...
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accept thunderbird invitation into evolution calendar

There are some annoyances I just put up with calendars in the linux environment such as that the Gnome calendar needs an evolution calendar backend and that when you 'accept' a calendar invitation in ...
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Cannot edit email message body in evolution following update

I ran an update on my system and now when I open an email to send, I can add header information but not the body of the message. How do I re-enable my message body in evolution? DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=&...
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How to clean up Ubuntu 22.04 active services that are not needed when used as a virtual machine and only for light predominantly non-GUI usage?

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 in a relatively light fashion. My use case is in a virtual machine that runs all of the time, but very occasionally I need to use the graphical user interface. I did this on ...
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How to add more than one Google calendar to Evolution?

As you probably know, Google will withdraw password-only access for 3rd party applications since end of May and only OAuth2 or application passwords may be used. I have multiple calendars in my Google ...
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How to show meetings from a specific calendar (from multiple calendars of Evolution) in Ubuntu calendar?

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and have set up my office's mail in the Evolution mail client (version 3.44.0-1). As my office uses Exchange Web Services (EWS), I can subscribe to my colleagues' calendars ...
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How to eliminate piercing evolution alarm?

When I have calendar events with reminders, I get an extremely loud piercing repeated high-pitched double beep. This gods-awful sound is not any of the Gnome Desktop alarm sounds. How do I eliminate ...
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Is it safe to uninstall evolution-data-server packages on 20.04?

Is it safe to uninstall evolution-data-server package on Ubuntu 20.04? I have noticed that a number of evolution processes (e.g. evolution-alarm-notify) are running.
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Is it safe to uninstall the `evolution-data-server` package on Ubuntu 20.04?

Is it safe to uninstall the evolution-data-server package on Ubuntu 20.04? I have noticed that a number of Evolution processes (e.g. evolution-alarm-notify) are running.
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Evolution shows wrong subject and sender in email list

My email provider recently had a disk problem. They finally got all the email restored a few days ago, but since that time, evolution's email list has gone wrong. If I click on a particular message to ...
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Prioritisation of contact autocompletion in Evolution?

I have Evolution (3.36.5-0ubuntu1, running on on Ubuntu 20.04) set up for autocompletion when entering email addresses from my Contacts lists. I configured Evolution to use several contacts lists and ...
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Evolution CLient to synchronizing

For some reason, my Evolution mail client (3.40.4-1ubuntu2) has stopped synchronizing. I use 5 x Gmail and one Hotmail account. Worked flawlessly, then started to become erratic a couple of days ago ...
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Does Evolution+OpenSync have Calendar+Contacts+Notes and cloudless sync with iPhone+Android?

I've been a solid Windows laptop person since I bought my first computer 2 decades ago. I would like to move to Ubuntu, since Windows is getting slower and slower despite laptops getting more ...
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Looking for an email client for EWS

Can anyone recommend me a mail client solution for Ubuntu that works well with EWS? the best thing I tried was Evolution with Evolution-EWS, but still I can't do some stuff like see my groups and my ...
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Evolution doesn't work after copying system to a new disk - not connecting, seems to be a password issue

I use Evolution 3.36.5-0ubuntu1 in Kubuntu 20.04 to do my mail traffic. It worked all fine besides of some irritating asking for passwords sometimes. I deactivated the KDE password manager kde wallet ...
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How to stop Evolution from restoring deleted calendar events?

I have an event that was created by someone else and sent to three separate calendars (two Google and one from another provider), so it appears three times on my Evolution calendar display. This is ...
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Evolution broken until system restart

When I restart my system, email with evolution works fine. At some point (usually when suspending and moving from office to home), all or some email accounts will stop working. I can sometimes receive ...
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Evolution hangs on startup [closed]

I'm on Ubuntu 21.04 and I got recommendation to install 'Evolution' e-mail client. After installing it with 'sudo apt install evolution' and starting it from start menu or command line I don't see its ...
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Evolution Google contacts API no longer working on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Will Ubuntu be updating the Evolution email client to use the latest version of evolution that works with the Google People API so that I can access the address book in Evolution where my Google ...
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Spamassassin Control Process Errors on Ubuntu Desktop Ver 21.10

In log: "Control process exited, code=exited, status=2/INVALIDARGUMENT" Using Evolution email client. I do not have postfix installed that I know of. Recommendations for me changing ...
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Evolution and Chrome hang on start - Keyring problem?

Recently, Evolution and Chrome started hanging whenever I try to start them. I believe the problem has to do with the gnome-keyring: I use Ubuntu 20.04.3 with auto-login. Because of this, my login ...
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R processes stuck in memory from last Jupyter in VS Code session

I have noticed that I often will have multiple R processes still running, and occupying a significant amount of RAM, even if I closed all applications that I use for R. For the most part I use VS Code ...
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I can not open any of evolution's windows when I start evolution

When I start evolution on blank or new window it appears as an icon in the top right. Clicking on it shows windows are there but they will not open. I have used apt to remove evolution and reinstall ...
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Evolution email: is there a chance to get HTML Signature in line with the sending alias?

Is there any chance to have multiple signature in Evolutions (yes) and automatically attach a one signature to a given alias? I have a single mail account with two aliases and I'd like to attach the ...
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Gnome Evolution ICS iCal calendar item UID unification (deduplication)

I have a lot of different calendar sources and want to be able to show them all in Gnome Evolution. While this part of course works, i am facing a lot of different items in the calendars, which all ...
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20.04 on XPS13: Chrome hangs, Firefox OK; Evolution loses authentication, Thunderbird OK

I have just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on an old XPS 13 9343. The installation was a little painful: using Rufus to put the ISO on a USB stick (as suggested in the Ubuntu tutorials) led to no Wi-Fi. I ...
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How to hide past events from notifcations dropbox

I use ubuntu accounts to sync events from gcalendar. And I want to hide past events to avoid clutting the notifications dropdown. example here I've checked all the relevant setting in evolution and ...
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/usr/libexec/evolution-calendar-factory does a significant up/download every time I boot?

Without fail, on every boot, this process starts, does some network traffic (25Kbps up and 5 down) for about 5 minutes, then exits. /usr/libexec/evolution-calendar-factory I'm not sure what it is ...
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Is there a way to have Evolution use the system notifications?

I don't use Evolution directly but I do connect my calendar to the desktop via my google account. Evolution still seems to use the old-school popup notification when an event is about to happen. I ...
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Evolution mail add past appointment?

How do i turn off the warning about appointment is in the past See attached example of what i want to do Time auto changes to now. Then if you correct start time says in the past. I know i dont care ...
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Error installing evolution-rss plugins [duplicate]

Multiple websites say I can install the Evolution RSS plugin with the command sudo apt install evolution-rss. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Evolution : How to exclude some folders ftom Sync

I use Evolution to access my Exchange mailbox through the EWS plugin. I have many folders that I have "Archived" under one folder. There are hundreds of subfolders under the "Archive&...
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How can I stop evolution from trying to connect to google?

I'm only using Evolution for my calendar with EteSync but it keeps trying to connect to google which is very annoying. Does anyone know how to stop it from trying to connect to google? Thanks
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Evolution email client - Error " Folder structure for email account

Get this message "Error while Retrieving folder list for “Comcast” complete the Evolution Email Configuration Assistant entries. I assume an Inbox is a need and the other basic folders for any ...
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Evolution New Mail Account "Error Retrieving File Structure" Message

Attempted to add new mail account in Evolution (version 3.40.2). Entered all set up info (Incoming, Outgoing, etc), pressed "Add". Noticed that new account name shows up in list with only ...
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Events in gnome calendar spanning two days in notification center

I use gnome calendar on daily basis. But for some reason now a single event is lasting for 2 days instead of one. I'm on Ubuntu 21.04. I don't think this bug existed when I was on 20.10. In the gnome ...
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How to get calendar event (both local and remote)

I have many different calendars (both remote and local) synced in my gnome calendar. I'm trying to get all of today's events, sort through the unimportant ones and run scripts accordingly (example: ...
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How to fetch email in the background?

I use GNOME Evolution as my email and calendar client. It only sends email notifications and event reminders while Evolution is running. Is there a way to make the notifications component run in the ...
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Proper way to disable Evolution services when it's purged already

Though I have gone through quite a few threads on AskUbuntu, I couldn't find a proper way to disable these Evolution services, especially when Evolution is purged from the system already, in Ubuntu ...
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Rearranging Email Folders in Evolution

In the Evolution email client, all of my folders in my email account are organized alphabetically by default. The same goes for my search folders. Is there a way to rearrange the folders? There's a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 is not booting after the message /dev/Ada 7: clean

My laptop was working fine till yesterday. I have uninstalled evolution package yesterday. Apart from that I have not done any changes. When I try to boot in I get the message /Dec/sda7: clean 357619/...
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Ubuntu MATE 20.04 - How to remove Reminders indicator from panel [duplicate]

I tried out evolution and decided I didn't care for it. During the process this Reminders indicator appeared on the panel. I've now uninstalled and purged evolution but I still have this, now non-...
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Evolution Mail - set default browser

I am using Ubuntu Studio 20.04 and trying to change the default browser from Firefox to Brave. Used the default applications settings and simply changed the default browser to Brave. Works without any ...
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how can I get thunderbird's "current tasks" in evolution?

when using the Tasklist of thunderbird, there is a filter called "current Tasks", which shows task that are unfinished and have a start-date in the past (or no start-date at all). Is there ...
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Certain programs disable second monitor

For some strange reason, whenever I open the Evolution mail client my second monitor gets disabled. If I unplug and re-plug it in, it is still blank. When I run xrandr I see: Screen 0: minimum 320 x ...
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How do I force event reminders in Gnome Evolution?

I just missed an important appointment (that I will have to pay a penalty fee for) because I cannot set my own reminders on read-only calendars (managed by someone else) in Gnome Evolution and I have ...
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How to stop evolution-alarm-notify

A few months ago, I started getting these pop-ups from evolution-alarm-notify. They are some kind of calendar reminder. But they are horribly inaccurate. They either don't reflect any changes I have ...
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Transfer Evolution Settings

I have Evolution (mostly) set up on my desktop. I want to import the settings (mail servers, IMAp subscriptions and especially junk learning) to my new laptop. ETA: I have several gig of old email in ...
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Just installed Yubico Yubikey for multifactor autentication and my MS Hotmail account in Evolution is suddenly failing authentication

I have just installed Yubikey and the authentication works for everything except now I have an authentication issue with my MS Hotmail account in Gnome evolution. I have uninstalled and re-added the ...
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USB C Monitor on Dell Precision 3520 running Ubuntu 20.04 stops working after opening Evolution email client

I have a Dell Precision 3520 laptop running Ubuntu 20.04. I have been successfully using it with an external monitor using the HDMI output on the laptop. I recently purchased a second external monitor ...
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