After entering your email ID, select "IMAP" from the list of e-mail server types. The window will then change to look like this:
The server is the IMAP server given to you by your mail service provider. System and network administrators usually name servers clearly. An IMAP server might have a domain name like "imap.server.host.com". If this is true for your mail provider, you can tell the type of server from the first part of the server's address.
Even if the name does not reveal it, your system administrator should tell you what kind of server it is. Simply follow their instructions.
If your mail server does not use IMAP, choose a different server type. In Evolution, click on "Back" and do so. Recall that the server types are in the drop down menu.
If you are unsure of the type of mail server your network uses and cannot tell the type from the address, contact your system administrator to find out.
The username which Evolution plugs into the username field by default is imported from the name you gave on the first page. It is lowercase here because all mail account logins are lowercase by default. If you use a different login for your email, simply change this field to suit your needs.
Like most email programs, Evolution retrieves your email without encryption by default (i.e., using "plain text"). If you need or want encryption, you must tell it to use TLS or SSL encryption. If your email service provider has not told you to use encryption, do not try either form of encryption -- it will only cause a fault in mail retrieval. Using SSL to access a server that does not support it is like speaking a foreign language to someone who does not understand it.
Finally, you can tell Evolution to use a particular type of authentication. Most of the time, you will only need to use a password with your username. Other kinds of authentication are available, however. If you do not know which one to use, simply use the default: "Password".
If you are confident that the default "Password" will not work and are unsure of what kind of authentication is supported by the server, Evolution can check for you. Simply click on "Check for Supported Types". It will then poll the server to find out what forms of authentication are available.
If you want Evolution to remember your password and not to ask you for it everytime it checks for new messages, tick the box next to "Remember password". Evolution will ask you for the password the first time you check for messages and will then remember it.
Click "Forward" to enter the options for receiving email.