Evolution 3.4.1+ setup for Exchange.

Exchange Settings for Evolution 3.4.1+

This document is targeted at first time users of Evolution, Connecting to their Mailbox with Evolution 3.4.1+ on Linux.

Create your Exchange mailbox, and Enable Forwarding.

Important information you should know.

If you are a first time Exchange user, your initial checking of the "Use Exchange Server" checkbox will create your Exchange account, and Checking the "Deliver email to my Exchange mailbox" adds your name to the Global Address List (GAL).
Keep in mind this process is not instantaneous. Account creation will take about 10 minutes, and your name will be published to the GAL on the next scheduled update (every 4 hours).

Step 1:Using your preferred web browser, Open the following URL http://www.clemson.edu/email_forwarding/

Step 2:Login with your Clemson credentials when prompted.

Step 3: Check the top two boxes in the exchange section, "Use Exchange Server" and "Deliver e-mail to my Exchange Mailbox" Only.

Recomended setting for Exchange users


Step 4:Proceed to "Evolution 3.4.1+ client configuration" for Linux users. Additional client instructions can be found in the client setup documentation.


Evolution 3.4.1+ client configuration.

Evolution is a stable and versatile personal information manager for the GNOME project. Evolution allows you to keep your calendar, e-mail, address book and tasks in one place. Evolution has the ability to filter Junk/Spam Mail, add your favorite web calenders, and to keep your information safe and secure.

Important information you should know.

Only Evolution 3.4.1 "EWS" and Higher can connect to Clemson's Exchange servers. At time of this writing, no major distributions include this package. You will need to download and install these packages according to your distributions instructions.

Download and support information can be found on this projects website, located here: http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/download.shtml
Evolution Client Setup Step 1

Step 1: If you are currently using Evolution, Select Edit then Preferences.

If you are a new user, you will be presented with Step 3.


Evolution Client Setup Step 2

Step 2: Click Add.

Evolution Client Setup Step 3

Step 3: Click Continue.

Evolution Client Setup Step 4

Step 4: Fill in your Full Name
and your e-mail address (username@clemson.edu)
then Click Continue.

Evolution Client Setup Step 5

Step 5:Change the following

Server Type:
Exchange Web Services

Your Clemson Username

Host URL:



Note: If Exchange web Services is not an option, they you will need to install the correct packages to enable these functions. They can be found on the projects download page at: http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/download.shtml

Evolution Client Setup Step 6

Step 6: Use these settings and click Continue.

Note: DO NOT use the Cache offline address book setting at this time, it is bugged and does not work.

Evolution Client Setup Step 7

Step 7: Review your Settings, and Choose a name for this profile that is descriptive.

Evolution Client Setup Step 8

Step 8:Click Apply to Finish.


Due to Evolution being a open source project, Clemson cannot provide support for it's usage. If you are encountering errors, you should contact Evolution directly via their support forums or mailing list, or your OS distributions support forums.

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