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Ubuntu Linux® For Dummies® by Paul G. Sery

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Chapter 15. Evolution E‐Mail, Calendars, and Addresses

In This Chapter

  • Configuring Evolution e‐mail accounts

  • Sending and receiving e‐mail

  • Entering contact information in the address book

  • Recording appointments on the calendar

Evolution is the de facto GNOME and Ubuntu e‐mail program. Evolution provides messaging plus calendaring and address book functions. It's a full‐featured system similar to Microsoft Outlook.

This chapter describes how to use Evolution e‐mail and related functions. I guide you through configuring your e‐mail account, using calendars, and making contact lists.

Introducing Evolution

Evolution is an all‐in‐one system that provides a wealth of features that makes your computing life easier. Some Evolution features are

  • E‐mail: Create one or more e‐mail accounts.

  • Junk mail filtering: Filter junk mail using Evolution's adaptive filtering system. Evolution learns what is and isn't junk mail as you receive messages.

  • Searching: Search your messages using Evolution's advanced searching system.

  • Message integrity: Digitally sign and encrypt your messages.

  • Web sharing: Share your calendar and contacts on the Web.

Configuring Evolution for E‐Mail

You can use Evolution to access your existing e‐mail accounts. Using Evolution's calendar and contact list also requires a little bit of work.

Evolution provides an easy‐to‐use configuration wizard that helps you do the setup work. In the steps that follow, I walk you through the setup process, but first you need to know some information about your ...

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