How to configure a Gmail account with Evolution Mail using POP3 and SMTP

  • Login to the Gmail website.
  • Once logged in, click on Settings
  • Click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab

    Forwarding and POP/IMAP

  • Make sure that POP is enabled in the POP Download section

    POP Download

  • Once POP downloading has been enabled or was already enabled exit the Gmailwebsite
  • Open Evolution Mail
  • Click on Edit and then on Preferences


  • Click on Add


  • Click on Forward

    Mail Configuration

  • Enter your Full Name, your Gmail email address and all Optional Information. Once done click on Forward
  • Set the following values.
    Server Type : POP
    Server : or
    Username : [email protected]
    Use Secure Connection : SSL encryption
    Remember Password : check the checkbox

    Receiving Options

    Once done click on Forward

  • In the next screen select the relevant Receiving Options and click on Forward

    Receiving Options

  • The next screen will be the Sending Email options. Set the following values
    Server Type : SMTP
    Server : or
    Server requires authentication : check the checkbox
    Use Secure Connection : SSL encryption
    Username : [email protected]
    Remember Password : check the checkbox

    Sending Email

    Once done click on Forward.

  • Give your Email Account a name and click on Forward 

    Account Management

  • Click on Apply and you’ve successfully setup your Gmail account with Evolution Mail


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