Evolution

Configuring Evolution for ONID Email at Google Apps for OSU

If you have not changed your password since April of 2013, you will need to change your password for the Google Apps for OSU mail configuration to work.

These instructions were tested with Evolution versions 2.32 and 3.02. 

Using Google Apps for OSU mail? Follow these steps:

  1. Open Evolution.
  2. If this the first time running Evolution, it will walk you through connecting to your email account. Otherwise, open the Edit menu and choose Preferences. Under Mail Accounts, click the Add button.
  3. Click the Forward button to begin the setup process.
  4. Enter your Full name and E-mail address and click the Forward button.
  5. Select IMAP from the "Server Type" drop-down list.
  6. The Server Name is imap.gmail.com
  7. Enter your ONID username in the Username field.
  8. Select TLS encryption from the "Use secure connection" drop-down list.
  9. Click the Forward button.
  10. Uncheck the "Show only subscribed folders" box and click the Forward button.
  11. The SMTP Server is smtp.gmail.com.
    Note: 
    If you are off-campus and sending mail does not work, you will need to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the name of their Outgoing (SMTP) Server.
  12. Check the "Server requires authentication" box.
  13. Select TLS encryption from the "Use secure connection" drop-down list.
  14. Select PLAIN from the "Type" drop-down list.
  15. Enter your ONID username in the Username field.
  16. Click the Forward button.
  17. Enter an Account Name and click the Forward button.
  18. During first time Evolution setup only: Select your time-zone and click the Forward button.
  19. Click the Apply button to complete the setup process.

Evolution is now configured to check your mail!

 

Configuring Evolution for ONID Email at the Legacy Webmail Server

These instructions were tested with Evolution versions 2.32 and 3.02. 

  1. Open Evolution.
  2. If this the first time running Evolution, it will walk you through connecting to your email account. Otherwise, open the Edit menu and choose Preferences. Under Mail Accounts, click the Add button.
  3. Click the Forward button to begin the setup process.
  4. Enter your Full name and E-mail address and click the Forward button.
  5. Select IMAP from the "Server Type" drop-down list.
  6. The Server Name is imap.onid.oregonstate.edu 
  7. Enter your ONID username in the Username field.
  8. Select TLS encryption from the "Use secure connection" drop-down list.
  9. Click the Forward button.
  10. Uncheck the "Show only subscribed folders" box and click the Forward button.
  11. The SMTP Server is mail.oregonstate.edu.
    Note:
    If you are off-campus and sending mail does not work, you will need to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the name of their Outgoing (SMTP) Server.
  12. Check the "Server requires authentication" box.
  13. Select TLS encryption from the "Use secure connection" drop-down list.
  14. Select PLAIN from the "Type" drop-down list.
  15. Enter your ONID username in the Username field.
  16. Click the Forward button.
  17. Enter an Account Name and click the Forward button.
  18. During first time Evolution setup only: Select your time-zone and click the Forward button.
  19. Click the Apply button to complete the setup process.

Evolution is now configured to check your mail!

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Configure Evolution to use the OSU Online Directory

These instructions were tested with Evolution versions 2.32 and 3.02.

  1. Open Evolution.
  2. Click on the File menu, choose New, and choose Address Book.
  3. In the New Address Book window, choose On LDAP Servers from the Type drop-down list. The window will expand to show additional options.
  4. Configure the General tab as follows:evolution-general
    1. The Name is OSU Online Directory
    2. Check the box next to Mark as default folder
    3. The Server is directory.oregonstate.edu
    4. The Port is 389
    5. Select No encryption from the Use secure connection drop-down list
  5. Configure the Details tab as follows:evolution-details
    1. The Search base is o=orst.edu
    2. Select Sub from the Search scope drop-down list
  6. Click the OK button to save these settings.

 

When composing a message, you can search the OSU Online Directory to find email addresses

  1. Click on the To button.
  2. Select OSU Online Directory from the Address Book drop-down list.
  3. Select Any Category from the Category drop-down list.
  4. Type in a name to search for (generally just last name) and press Enter.
  5. Select the name you want from the list of results and click the Add button to add it.
  6. Click the Close button to return to the message composition window.evolution-search