View Full Version : [ubuntu] Evolution not connecting to GMail.

November 12th, 2009, 07:39 AM
I am able to get Evolution connect to my GMail account from my home network. But, at work, I keep getting a 'Connection refused' message. Where do I start looking for the problem ?

November 12th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Perhpas your work blocks the POP and SMTP ports. I know I'm unable to download my Gmail messages from work.

Try tcptraceroute (you will need to install the 'traceroute' package by your favorite method. i.e. sudo apt-get install traceroute)

tcptraceroute pop.gmail.com 995

This will show you when the connection gets lost. If it happens within your company's network, then your company blocks incoming SSL pop traffic...

November 14th, 2009, 07:21 AM
Yes, I think, that is indeed the case here. Too bad.

Thanks for your time.