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      type="topic" id="mail-receiving-options-pop">

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    <desc>Receiving options for POP accounts.</desc>

    <link type="guide" xref="mail-receiving-options#common-server-types"/>
    <link type="guide" xref="mail-account-manage-pop#receiving-email"/>
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    <revision pkgversion="3.23.2" version="0.6" date="2016-11-29" status="final"/>
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    <credit type="author">
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      <name its:translate="no">Andre Klapper</name>
      <email its:translate="no">ak-47@gmx.net</email>
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    </credit>
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      <name its:translate="no">Barbara Tobias</name>
      <email its:translate="no">barbtobias09@gmail.com</email>
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    </credit>
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      <name its:translate="no">Novell, Inc</name> <!-- Content partially from https://help.gnome.org/users/evolution/2.32/usage-mainwindow-starting.html.en -->
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  <title>POP receiving options</title>

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<section id="receiving-email-pop">
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<title>Receiving Email</title>

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<p>On the <gui>Receiving Email</gui> page (accessible via <guiseq><gui>Edit</gui><gui>Preferences</gui><gui>Mail Accounts</gui><gui style="button">Edit</gui><gui>Receiving Email</gui></guiseq>):</p>
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<list>
<item><p>Enter the address of the email server in the <gui>Server</gui> field and enter your username for that server.</p></item>
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<item><p>Select if you want to use a secure connection (TLS or its deprecated predecessor SSL).</p><p>You should enable this option if your server supports it.</p>
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<note style="tip"><p>Free webmail providers often supply information about which of these options can be used. If you are in an organizational environment, you may want to contact your system administrator for more information.</p></note></item>
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<item><p>Select your authentication type in the Authentication list, or click <gui style="button">Check for Supported Types</gui> to have <app>Evolution</app> check for supported authentication mechanisms. Some servers do not announce the authentication mechanisms they support, so clicking this button is not a guarantee that available mechanisms actually work.</p></item>
<item><p>Select if you want <app>Evolution</app> to remember your password.</p></item>
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</section>

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<section id="receiving-options-pop">
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<title>Receiving Options</title>
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<p>On the <gui>Receiving Options</gui> page (accessible via <guiseq><gui>Edit</gui><gui>Preferences</gui><gui>Mail Accounts</gui><gui style="button">Edit</gui><gui>Receiving Options</gui></guiseq>):</p>
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<list>
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<item><p>If you want <app>Evolution</app> to check automatically for new messages, click the <gui>Check for new messages every … minutes</gui> option and select the frequency in minutes.</p></item>
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<item><p>If you want the messages to remain on the server for a period of time, click the <gui>Leave messages on server</gui> option and the <gui>Delete after ... days</gui> option and select the number of days to allow messages to remain on the server. Set 0 days to keep messages on the server forever.</p></item>
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<item><p>The option <gui>Disable support for all POP3 extensions</gui> is only useful when accessing old or misconfigured mail servers. <link href="https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2449">POP3 extensions</link> provide enhanced functionality, however only some servers support them. In case of problems with receiving mail, enabling this setting might help.</p></item>
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