Is Evolution usable only on some special settings of a mail server?

Asked by yotan

I use Intrepid Ibex

I simply want to know whether Evolution is usable (easily) only when a mail server is set up to accept Evolution?

If using Evolution as a MUA depends on whether the ISP allows it, one should consider changeing ISP when he adheres to use Evolution.

I need some advices.

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yotan (yyt33) said :

I tried to set up Evolution. But every time I try to send a message to my email address, it disappears. Evolution gives no message saying sending a message failed. And I do not find the mail message on mailbox on the mail server ( the server does not receive the email).

I am afraid the combination of Evolution and the mail server program(or configuration of the server program) has something to do with this problem. Before I ask the provider, I decided to post a question here.

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Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„ (popey) said :

Have you looked in the out box or sent items under "local computer" in evolution for your mail?

In answer to your question, so long as your ISP supports the standard protocols that Evolution does (namely POP and IMAP) then it should just work.

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yotan (yyt33) said :

I appreciate your commenting.

The mail I tried to send can be found in sent tray. This is why I think the mail is sent on the side of Evolution, but not reached to the mail server.

The Internet service provider demands its users to change SMTP Port form 25 to 587.
In setting procedure of Evolution there is no dialog (or panel) to set this port number.
Everything is done automatically. I am afraid this is the point of this problem.

The question I asked is answered now, "it should just work."

Thank you very much Alan.