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.
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.
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 ...