How to display all email in Plaintext only in the Evolution Email Client

After installing Linux Mint, I found that I did not have an option on the Evolution Preferences -> HTML Messages tab, to make sure that all email I received was only displayed as plain text. The option display was as per Figure 1 below.

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If you too do not see the . . . → Read More: How to display all email in Plaintext only in the Evolution Email Client

Evolution keeps asking for passwords in Ubuntu after updates

After an update, the Evolution email client on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS would not remember any passwords. Each time it tries to retrieve messages, it asks that passwords be entered. Even though the check box to Add the password to the key ring is clicked, it never stopped asking. It neither stored passwords in the key . . . → Read More: Evolution keeps asking for passwords in Ubuntu after updates

How to revoke a GnuPG / GPG key in Linux

If your Gnu Privacy Guard or GPG or GnuPG key has been compromised or something has gone wrong, you can revoke your key. Make sure that you generated a revocation certificate and stored in a safe place to do so.

To revoke a key, open a terminal in Linux, and enter the following command: $ . . . → Read More: How to revoke a GnuPG / GPG key in Linux

How to add GnuPG / GPG key ID to the Evolution email client in Linux and use it

We saw how to create a GPG, GnuPG or PGP key pair in earlier posts. Now we need to tell Evolution that we have a PGP key pair that can be used to sign email messages and also encrypt them.

To sign, all you need is the private key. To encrypt, you will need the . . . → Read More: How to add GnuPG / GPG key ID to the Evolution email client in Linux and use it

How to generate a revocation certificate for your GnuPG / GPG key

Whenever you create a key pair using GNU Privacy Guard, you need to make sure you also generate a revocation certificate for your key. Sometimes, keys are lost, misplaced, deleted, passwords forgotten and so on. To ensure that you revoke the keys you created, you need a revocation certificate. Simply deleting a key file or . . . → Read More: How to generate a revocation certificate for your GnuPG / GPG key

How to list GnuPG or GPG public keys

When you create or generate a new GPG or GnuPG key pair, it is stored in your key ring. Keys stored within the key ring can be listed using using the command as below in the Linux terminal.

$ gpg –list-public-keys <enter>

/home/user/.gnupg/pubring.gpg —————————— pub 4096R/3949C65A 2014-11-28 [expires: 2015-11-28] uid John N. Doe <john.doe@emaildomain.com> . . . → Read More: How to list GnuPG or GPG public keys

How to create a GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) GnuPG key pair for yourself

Many of us would like to protect our data stored in files, emails, online and elsewhere. The point is, that with the kind of investigative eyes on user data worldwide, we need a robust mechanism that does not leak. One of those mechanisms is PGP – Pretty Good Privacy. Pretty Good Privacy or PGP as . . . → Read More: How to create a GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) GnuPG key pair for yourself

How to create a second address book in Evolution and isolate the contacts from the Primary Address Book

I manage a office address book of about 300 members. I use Evolution on Linux as the primary email client. The problem was that I did not want to combine the names and addresses of the members of the club with those in my Personal Address Book. One solution is to use Groups, but still . . . → Read More: How to create a second address book in Evolution and isolate the contacts from the Primary Address Book

Evolution addressbook error on downgrade from Xubuntu 13.10 to 13.04

I upgraded from Xubuntu 13.04 to Xubuntu 13.10. Unfortunately, the Broadcom Wireless Adapter 4313 was not working. Meanwhile, in hope of a solution or a fix to the wireless adapter resolution, I continued to use Evolution. Patience finally ran out. Unfortunately, with not much choice left, I downgraded to Xubuntu 13.04. Before the downgrade, I . . . → Read More: Evolution addressbook error on downgrade from Xubuntu 13.10 to 13.04

How to import mbox file into evolution

Those who want to import their email from other email clients and platforms like Microsoft Outlook or Thunderbird or even older Evolution clients into Evolution on Linux, need to export their emails into the mbox format. Evolution can then import those mbox files. Below are the steps to do this in evolution:

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