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Thread: [SOLVED] IMAP, Evolution and GoogleMail

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    [SOLVED] IMAP, Evolution and GoogleMail

    Can anybody help me figure out why I can't get IMAP to work with Evolution and GoogleMail, please?

    I'm pretty sure I've got the right settings:

    Receiving
    Server type - IMAP
    Server - imap.googlemail.com:993
    Security - SSL
    Authentication Type - password

    Sending
    Server type - SMTP
    Server - smtp.googlemail.com:465
    Security - SSL
    Authentication type - plain

    In 'IMAP Headers', I've selected 'Basic'.

    I've got it working without any problems in Thunderbird, so the ports are open, and IMAP is enabled on GoogleMail. The username and password are OK, because if I swap to POP it works. There doesn't seem to be any folders in the left-hand pane that I might have missed.

    When I click 'Send/Receive', it seems as if Evolution is checking, but no new mails are received.

    Any suggestions??

    Thanks

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    Talking Re: IMAP, Evolution and GoogleMail

    I can't believe it!

    After days of trying to get this work, and just a few minutes after posting this, I've got it working.

    Here's how:

    I created a whole new IMAP email account in Evolution using the settings I saw at http://weakish.int.eu.org/tutorial/c...or-gmail.xhtml which are slightly different - using TLS for sending.

    It works fine - occasionally takes a little longer than POP, but seems OK.

    SOLVED! Hooray!

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    Re: [SOLVED] IMAP, Evolution and GoogleMail

    The instructions in the link you posted worked for me too, after having been weeks without been able to solve this problem. Thanks.

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    Re: [SOLVED] IMAP, Evolution and GoogleMail

    Thanks for that, just couldn't get it working. I couldn't work out where the ports were supposed to go....at the end of the URL with a colon, so simple.

    Anyway thanks again, you saved me pulling my hair out for an hour!!


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    Re: [SOLVED] IMAP, Evolution and GoogleMail

    I did all this but I don't get the popup password request...

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